Friday, March 15, 2013

How do you find what you are passionate about (part 5) - the final note

In the recent past, I have shared four questions that should help you get some idea about what you are passions are. These are:

  1. What are the various things you are or were passionate about?
  2. Go back and list the moments in the past when you experienced a sense of flow
  3. Explore the four aims of life; and
  4. What are you naturally good at?

I hope you have spent some time and noted down the answers to these questions. Writing down clarifies the mind – the thoughts which are hazy in the mind become clearer as you pen down the words – grey becomes black or white and clarity emerges.

So here is the final question –visualise this scenario

You are now 90 years old, sitting on a rocking chair outside your porch; you can feel the spring breeze gently brushing against your face. You are blissful and happy, and are pleased with the wonderful life you’ve been blessed with. Looking back at your life and all that you’ve achieved and acquired, all the relationships you’ve developed, what matters to you most? List out your key achievements, key relationships, and your assets – write them down.

This list is what matters to you most - try to spend more time towards achieving this list in your day to day life – prioritise around this list. If you are spending time doing things that are not in this list, your time is not being optimally used.

I believe if you have attempted to answer the 5 questions above with all honesty, you would be already realising what you are passionate about. 
Wishing you all the best with this exercise. I do hope that this series of mine was useful