“The best way to find yourself is to lose yourself in the service of others.” - Mahatma Gandhi
Your passion is what drives you, and your purpose is what you do for others. The way to find your passion and purpose is at the intersection of the following four things.
- What are you good at?
- What do you love?
- What does the world need?
- How do you get paid?
Everything comes together when you deeply understand why. Your head gives you the clarity of vison. Your heart gives you the resilience to persist through challenges. Your hand allows you to serve others.
Find Your Why
If you visualize what you want, then your sub-conscience will figure out how to get it. If you declare it, then the universe will conspire to give it to you.
People are brilliant at getting what they need. They all figure out how to survive. But, they are terrible at getting what they want. They stop, because they are tired, and they don’t want it badly enough. Life does not give you what you want. It gives you what you deserve. You just don’t have a powerful enough reason why. If you don’t keep your mind busy with future goals, then it will waste the time worrying about the past, what other people think, and things that will never happen. You will have to distract yourself with entertainment. Eagles fly alone. They don’t ask if they can or if they should. They just do. If you follow conventional wisdom, then you will get conventional results. You need uncommon wisdom to get uncommon results. I can introduce you to people like us, so that you know that you are not crazy. There are plenty of people that had it worse and did the next to impossible. The struggle is precisely what made them strong. You just need a mentor that can show you the way. Be sure to contact me, as I can help you make your business thrive. If I don’t pay it forward and share it, then the knowledge will die with me. The whole name of this game is to duplicate yourself.
5 Steps to Finding Your Why
"Logic will get you from A to B. Imagination will take you everywhere" - Albert Einstein
- Make a list of everything you want. If you don’t know what you want, then you are at the mercy of what other people want. There are four categories: personal, professional, adventure, and contribution. When I did this, they all felt like multi-year projects.
- Pick one goal in each category that you want to work on this year, and write a paragraph about why you want it. It is not about willpower. It is about whypower. If you know why, you can put up with any how.
- Ask yourself why you want it. Then ask yourself why you want that and repeat for 5 whys. If your final why does not make you cry, then that is not your why.
- Find an NLP audio program about goals and listen to it every day. It will remind you about what you want and program it in to your subconcious.
- Be on the lookout for opportunities that get you closer to your goals. I did not take action on all of them immediately, but I eventually saw the right opportunities and seized them. I remember 11 things on that original list from 9 years ago, and I now have 9. I am very close to getting number 10.