Fitmark Ambassador Trinity Perkins asks a few questions to get you thinking about your true passion
Too many people spend too much of their precious time doing things they cannot wait to stop doing. As cliché as it sounds, life is too short to waste time on things you are not passionate about or to spend time doing things you don’t enjoy. We are all passionate about something and each of us has a unique purpose to fulfill.
The challenge comes when you feel “stuck” in your current situation but unsure of what exactly you really want to do. What is your true passion and how do you discover your purpose? The following tips will help you answer those questions:
1. What are some of your talents? Are you good with your hands, do you work well with children, are you good at solving problems? Often times, becoming really good at something takes patience, practice, and effort. Other times, your talents come naturally to you and seem “God-given.” Your talents are directly linked to your passion because you either worked hard to perfect them or were born with the skills to showcase them.
2. If you could start a charity, what cause would you support? Charity work is selfless, done from the heart, and it stems from being passionate about the particular cause. Write down the many possibilities associated with your answer. Those possibilities are the roadmap to your passion!
3. What do you like doing? If you could get paid to do one thing, what would it be? If money were not an issue, what one thing would you do full-time? Make a list of 5-10 items for each question and compare your answers from each list. Your favorite pastimes can give insight into your passions because they are things you look forward to doing, things that excite you and hold your attention.
Discovering your passion will give you a sense of purpose and hope for a fulfilling future. Knowing your passion will inspire you to take on new challenges, seize opportunities for your personal development, and live a more exciting life.
Fitmark Ambassador 2013