Ok now first things first. Before you start reading you need to pull out a pen and paper or take a print out of this exercise that is going to discover the passion within you. Gathering knowledge ain’t taking us too far, implementation regularly is going to make it work. Write down the answers to these Questions….
1. Look out for your Happiest Moment.
Which is your happiest moment till date? When did you experience the most sustained period of Joy? What were you doing then? Where were you? Who were you with? How did it feel?
2. What Are Your 3 Most Favorite things to do?
If its a day off for you, what would you be doing then? With whom would you be spending that day and doing what?
3. What is your Core Competence?
Be true to yourself. When do you get complimented the most? In what area does your excellence factor fish you compliments?
4. What do you most want to be remembered for?
If you were to write your commemoration, what would you want it to say? What do you want to be remembered as?
Here’s a short eye opener….
STORY: The Story of, “Merchant of Death”
Most of us have known Alfred Nobel for inventing the dynamite, and later for the millionaire he became. In 1888, a coincidence made a deep impression on Nobel.
A French newspaper mistook the death of his brother Ludvig for his, headlining his obituary “The merchant of death is dead.”
“Dr Alfred Nobel, who made his fortune by finding a way to kill the most people as ever before in the shortest time possible, died yesterday,” the newspaper wrote.
“Alfred was horrified when he read this and later became obsessed by his posthumous reputation,” London explained.
“He subsequently changed his will, bequeathing most of his fortune to the establishment of a series of prizes, so that no future obituary writer would have any doubt as to his yearning for peace and progress,” he added.
Eight years after his devastating obituary, Nobel died and his famous will was unveiled, laying the foundation for what today are considered some of the world’s most prestigious prizes.
Leaving behind the Highest World Wide Honor for Peace- The Nobel Peace Prize.
5. If you had the Power to Change something, what would you want to change about Today?
How would it look compared to how it looks now? Which aspects of your life ARE changeable, both short term and long term?
6. Is the Joy of doing your favorite thing directly proportional to the fields you Excel?
Is there a misfit? Look for the grey areas, the ones that overlap. Those that overlap, that bring YOU the most Joy, are most likely the things that would bring you into Passionate Living.
7. Take the First Step to Live your Passion.
Are you willing to take the shortest step to make a start? Does it sound like a Risk? If yes, take the risk. Not taking this risk will be the biggest risk for discovering your passion and not pursuing it….
“Just don’t give up trying to do what you really want to do. Where there’s love and inspiration, I don’t think you can go wrong.” —Ella Fitzgerald