I’m not a fan of “finding your passion”.
Because the truth is, passion is fleeting. It comes and goes – even when you’re “on-mission”. So let’s debunk the myth of “finding your passion” and instead, let’s change the narrative to standing in your purpose vs sitting in it.
Let me explain…
Here’s How You Know If You’re Standing Or Sitting In Your Purpose
You know you’re standing in your purpose when you experience an intense sense of urgency to achieve your goals. You have an abundance of energy to drive your mission forward day in and day out. Your light shines bright and you are no longer afraid of what others might think because you know what you are here for and you are confident in your purpose.
But what about when you’re sitting in your purpose?
You know you’re sitting in your purpose when you lack confidence. You are unwilling to take action and take timid steps. When you’re not in your purpose, your light is dim.
If you’ve ever sat around dreaming about what could be – without ever taking any real action, you know you’re sitting in your purpose.
“All men dream, but not equally. Those who dream by night in the dusty recesses of their minds, wake in the day to find that it was vanity: but the dreamers of the day are dangerous men, for they may act on their dreams with open eyes, to make them possible.”
The moment you identify your soul purpose, you will be authoritative and show your passion by not being timid. You will know that no one else can offer exactly what you offer, and no one else can do what you do. There may be many others with similar titles but there’s only one you. Your gifts are unique to you, and no one can do what you do better than you.
When You’re Standing In Your Purpose, You Are Unapologetic About Your Uniqueness…
You have something unique to offer, and it might not be something that is commonplace. It might not be something that allows people to put you in a perfect little box. Don’t be discouraged by people not being able to neatly categorize you because when you are standing in your purpose, you won’t ever need to look for that kind of approval.
When you’re standing in your purpose, you are constantly outside of your comfort zone. When you’re entrenched in unchartered territory, you may not feel the “passion”. Instead, you might feel a constant state of discomfort. This discomfort doesn’t mean you haven’t found your passion, it simply means you are standing in your purpose and taking bold risks.
So don’t fall into the temptation of believing you haven’t found your passion because you don’t feel the passion. You will serve your soul at a much higher level by staying focused on standing in your purpose vs feeling the so-called “passion”.
Now I want to hear your opinion:
What do you think about the “find your passion” bandwagon? Is it true or is it all one giant myth?
Sound off in the comments below!
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