A Check List to Find Your Passion
By Rumble ambassador athlete Laurin Thorne
It’s not a coincidence that time flies when you’re having fun and that seconds feel like hours when you’re not. When you constantly lack energy throughout the day it’s because you’re out of alignment with what you’re supposed to be doing in the world, aka, your true passion. If you're happy with what you're doing the day is almost effortless; it’s like the universe comes through you and gives you the energy for it. You feel energized after, instead of having the exhausted, soul-sucking feeling when you’re out of alignment.
Understanding Good vs Bad Fatigue
This is the difference between a ‘good-tired’ and a ‘bad-tired’.
Picture a time when you’ve arrived home after a long day and have been tired but your heart is full and you feel fulfilled, versus a time where you’re tired because you don’t want to do the same thing tomorrow and you feel physically and mentally drained. If you're in a rut, don't worry!
Your purpose will vary from person to person, and it’s okay to not know your purpose yet- but it’s not okay to not be on the constant search for it. A lot of people know their true passion, they just have yet to accept it. If you do know it, try to spend more time embraced in that to see if you start to come alive and have more energy. If you don’t know, try new things.
Finding Your Passion: A Happy List
Make a list of everything that makes you happy, no matter how big or small. For example: a morning coffee, dropping your kids off at school, going for a bike ride, etc. Now, the next morning take a look at this list and think of how many things on the list can you incorporate into your day. This is understanding and acting on the idea that happiness is your choice and not leaving it up to chance.
After you have created that list, get ready to make a few more. These lists are not something to rush, keep these questions in the back of your mind and add to them when you think of additional points.
- What are you good at?
- What can you be paid for? (eg. gardening, sales, public speaking, baking).
- What does the world need? (eg. people helping people, a speaker to help others find themselves)
Once you see these points, act on them! Notice what brings you energy and makes you feel alive. Completing these lists can aid you in the right direction for your purpose in life. Keep in mind that those draining feelings you experience is the universe saying “Hey you! That’s not it, try again.” Note, that these draining or awakening feels involve more than your career path.