How do you live your passion and purpose? Identifying if you are passionate about the things you are involved with and if you are fulfilling your purpose is important as you aim to pursue a satisfying life.
In my first semester of college, I realized that I was taking on titles and responsibilities that seemed to drain me. I felt drained because I was not happy, I was not passionate about the work I was doing at the time. They say if you love what you do you will never work a day in your life.
College is such an important time in your life, you know this is the time to find yourself but you also feel like you are supposed to have it all figured about before you get left behind. If you live in your passion you’ve accomplished finding yourself, you’ve found that unique quality/talent that you possess. You begin to live in your purpose when you use that talent to make a difference.
When you find what you are passionate about you find what drives, motivates, and encourages you to keep going. Whether it is art, music, math, or law – the things you are passionate about have a specific place in your life. Often you feel like you can never get tired of it, you go hours talking about it or spend days working on it. When you began to work towards something that fulfills your passion you gain a different sense of accomplishment.
Once you identify your passion, you can find your purpose. What can you do to improve healthcare? Women in the film industry? Men of color in the justice system? No matter what you are passionate about you can always make an impact and inspire others in that field. A young poet that specializes in advocating for battered women may inspire a young girl to speak out about her experience with domestic violence or encourage a woman to escape a violent relationship.
Is your passion your why? Ask yourself your reasoning for being in your current position. Then ask yourself how? Your purpose will be fulfilled once you decide how you will level up from your current position.
“Everyone has been made for some particular work and the desire for that work has been put in every heart.” – Jalaluddin Rumi