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Struggling to find your true life passion?

Perhaps you’ve been seeking it for a long time, but somehow haven’t managed to discover it yet?

Or maybe you’ve found yourself incapable or too lazy? Or you may even think there’s absolutely nothing in your life you’re passionate about?

Honestly, if the latter was the case, you wouldn’t be reading this article now, would you?

Your presence here signals you’re ready to act, but might need specific guidelines or a slight push in the right direction. Don’t you think so?

Good news:

If you’re wondering how to find your purpose and passion in life, you’re in the right place at the perfect time.

We’re about to share with you a few simple secrets of pursuing that genuine passion which has eluded you so far.

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Identify your true passion

Passion can appear in many shapes and sizes, but whatever form it takes, it’s critical that it arouses from the very core of YOUR personal story.

In other words, no one else can determine your life passion for you.

The point is that you have your own life path to which you react:

  • from your unequaled personality,
  • with your unique DNA,
  • typically under the influence of your immediate environment and life circumstances that are often beyond your control.

Your passion is something that intrigues, challenges and motivates you at the same time, and your purpose in life can be related to your family, occupation or anything else that greatly matters to you.

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Another important point you should be aware of is that you can have diverse life passions. No one says we all need to have just a single passion and purpose in life, right?

You can strive for excellence in teaching and parenting, as well as love traveling, photography and animals at the same time.

Still, most people don’t think that way and spend their entire lives trying to figure out what that one passion is.

Of course, they usually waste time, miss the point and feel completely lost eventually.

All of the above examples may be almost equally important parts of your life. However, it’s also wise to take care NOT to pull yourself in too many different directions.

Figure out your greatest inner drive, that is to say when you feel the most connected to your intuition and intelligence and take that road.

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The key to achieving your genuine life passion is to hit a perfect balance between your various significant life areas. That’s how you’ll be able to reach your ultimate goal – live your life to the fullest potential.

Finding the balance is usually what most people have in mind when it comes to reaching their passion. How to set aside enough quality time for your family, friends, work, hobbies and other important aspects of life without overdoing it is what bothers almost everyone nowadays.

There’s NO magic formula for defining your true passion.

Luckily, there’s a set of clear guidelines to follow:

  • Don’t overthink and use your brain too much. Instead, take a deep dive into your heart and rely more on what you find there.
  • Once you take a closer look at what is hidden at the bottom of your heart, note down your perceptions.
  • List all your likes and dislikes, then compare and contrast them.
  • Ask your dearest ones about your major strengths and weaknesses.
  • Work on expanding your knowledge to broaden your horizons.
  • Learn about yourself, try out some new concepts and see how they work for you in practice.
  • Take a small step every single day.
  • Remember that always playing by the rules is not your only option. Quite the opposite!
  • Stop wishing and start doing, for instance, by putting Mel Robbins’ 5 Second Rule into action.
  • And finally, take that leap of faith. Just close your eyes and jump!

In case you’re wondering HOW and WHY the fascinating 5 Second Rule works so well, here’s the science behind it clearly and briefly explained.

Inch towards your goal

As you’ve already realized, the next inevitable and most critical step is to take real action regularly. You simply MUST keep moving ahead because that’s the only way that will lead you to your big goal.

Every day, take at least a single action that brings you closer to your true passion or purpose in life.

Even better:

Get rid of wasting your precious time and energy on frivolous tasks and commitments. Instead, do more of what gives you a buzz of excitement.

And don’t judge yourself while learning by trial and error along the way!

If there are other negative people around you who judge every move of yours, just ignore or eliminate them from your daily life.

Everything’s OK as long as you keep trying and are moving forward in the desired direction. Not every single step you take needs to be infallible.

Weren’t your first steps unsteady when you were learning how to walk?

And look at you now! You can run, can’t you?

So, don’t be too harsh on yourself. Taking baby steps is perfectly fine, as is making mistakes because they’re a massive learning opportunity.

Passion doesn’t come without curiosity, so don’t be afraid to explore new ideas until you find your passion and fully develop it.

Only by having the tenacity to work and grow consistently is it possible to achieve what you want.

That’s how you work your way up to the top!

Don’t you agree that every single expert in the world was once a beginner?

What brought all those experts to success was their dedication and perseverance. Many more people before them had probably taken the same path but gave up after a couple of obstacles.

When you realize that you’re more than willing to sacrifice your free time to do something and put all your energy into it, that ‘something’ is your true passion.

You’ve discovered it!

Then, it’s up to you whether you’re going to turn your passion into a profit.

Whatever you decide to do is fine as long as you’re developing and not stagnating. Only then will you be able to level up and do what it takes.

Become your authentic self

An important aspect of cultivating your true authentic self is connecting with your purpose, which may or may not be related to your career, as clearly stated in a thorough guide on how to cultivate your authentic self and live with passion and purpose.

However, the critical point to understand is that you discover your purpose by ‘doing’ not by sitting around waiting for it to just fall into your lap.

In other words, it means that purpose requires:

If you want to live an authentic purposeful life, don’t let your programmed negative thoughts which do not serve your highest purpose weigh you down.

That’s a way to awaken and cultivate your authentic self hidden deep down within your being.

Remember – if you feel lost, you must have disconnected with your true life purpose.

Figure out what fuels your soul. That’s the purpose for you to pursue.

Why does it matter?

Because YOU ARE WORTH IT!

Have you ever wondered what are the chances of you existing?

Did you know that there’s a 1 in 400 trillion chance of YOU being alive?

According to a Business Insider article, Dr. Ali Binazir illustrates the extremely unlikely chain of events that would have to occur in order for you to be born with this example:

‘Imagine there was one life preserver thrown somewhere in some ocean and there is exactly one turtle in all of these oceans, swimming underwater somewhere. The probability that you came about and exist today is the same as that turtle sticking its head out of the water — in the middle of that life preserver. On one try.’

The probability of you existing at all comes out to 1 in 10 2,685,000 — yes, that’s a 10 followed by 2,685,000 zeroes!

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You see?

You’re more likely to win the lottery of over $100 million dollars nine times in your lifetime than being Sally, Michael, Tom or Jane – exactly the person you are now – with your unique personality, DNA and life perspective.

So, next time you feel down, lost or can’t find your purpose and way in life, remember you’re a unique miracle just like every single human being is.

Then, start feeling and acting like the miracle that you are, as Dr. Ali Binazir strongly advises us all.

Identify and pursue your passion in life with the help of the tested methods explained in this article.

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Katrina
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I'm Katrina McKinnon, creator of eCommerce University, founder of McKinnon Group and Small Revolution. I'm using my 20 years' experience in building and operating online businesses to create engaging educational materials that helps others become successful online workers. Find me on LinkedIn and Twitter.

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