Passion is powerful. It’s the “juice” of life, and the motor for happiness and fulfillment.
Through the identification and expression of our passion, we plug ourselves directly into who and what we are at the deepest level possible, and can ultimately define why we are here… our reason for existing and evolving as human beings.
The act of simply doing what we love, in and of itself creates more love of life. When passion becomes a driving force for our actions, we begin living with more clarity and purpose. We have a guiding force for our creativity, and a vehicle with which to express it.
But how can we discover what it is we’re truly passionate about? And, more importantly, how can we create more of it in our lives?
10 Questions To Unleash Your Passion
The following is a list of questions to help you identify and unlock your passion, so that you can create an infatuation with your life experience and bring your absolute best to the world.
How to get the most out of this exercise:
- Find a secluded spot where you can focus, and center yourself. Eliminate distractions and give yourself the time and space you need to capture the essence of your thoughts.
- Have a pad of paper and pen, or a Word document ready.
- As you read each question, write the answer (or answers) as quickly as they come into your mind. Write as many answers as you like. Don’t overthink them… just let your initial instincts flow freely, and capture them as they do.
- Be totally authentic. Remember, this is for YOU, not for anyone else. Don’t censor your thoughts and feelings. Be totally honest with yourself and your experience.
What makes you feel great about yourself?
What activities make you lose track of time?
What activities, people or places give you energy and make you feel alive?
List some of the things you wanted to be when you grew up, and why they were important to you.
Who inspires you deeply? What specific qualities do you value in the person/people?
What are you naturally good at (what abilities, talents or qualities come easily and naturally to you)?
What do people most commonly ask you for help/advice on?
What are some of the most profound life challenges you’ve overcome, and how did you succeed?
What is one thing you genuinely want to do, but have not been able to make happen?
If you had to share only one message with the world, what would it be?
Now that you’ve created your list it’s time to unleash your passion! Review this list and extract the “themes.” What activities/things show up more than once on your list? Have any patterns emerged? Do they point to something in specific? Use these clues to identify what your passion(s) might be.