Below is a list 8 very specific ways you can begin the process to discover your passion and dreams.
1. Develop a 5-year vision
Open up a word document (or take out a piece of paper and pen), and grab a stopwatch. Set the timer for 8 minutes.
Imagine all of your dreams have come true over the last 5 years of your life. You have everything you ever wanted. You are going to write in extensive detail what your life is like:
What time do you wake up? What activities do you do? Who do you want to spend time with? How much money do you make? How do you make money? How do you feel? Write down everything that comes to mind!
2. Read non-fiction self-help books and implement a major action.
Reading a great self-help book is incredibly powerful. But this comes with a caveat. It’s only powerful if you are able to adopt and implement the ideas you get from the book. If you read 12 books per year and implement one idea per book you won’t recognize yourself a year from today.
3. Volunteer in your community.
You know what type of people volunteer- interesting and motivated people who love to give back. The more you surround yourself with positive people the more likely you are to start believing in your own capabilities. Also, you might be shocked at how much you like the activity.
4. Start that hobby you’ve wanted to begin.
We all have that hobby that we’ve been saying for years “I’m will start that.” But year after year we do nothing. Make today that day! There’s a reason you want to do it. Just go for it!
5. Read an inspiring blog then take action.
Identify a blog that you love! Not “like” but “love” Than immediately take action based on what you learn. There is a reason you are drawn to this content. (Hint Hint)
6. Send an email “questionnaire” to loved ones.
Send an email to all the people you love in your life. These are the people that know you best. The following works perfectly: “Hi (name here). I’ve been trying to figure out what I want to do with my life, but I don’t know where to start. What do you think I would be amazing at?”
You will be shocked! People that are around you all the time see your strengths and skills but since it’s not “normal conversation” it never comes up. Just make sure you send it to supportive, positive people who love you.
7. Ask and answer the question “What do I want to do?” with no limits.
Just sit back and ask yourself “What do I want to do with my life?” and hold nothing back. Don’t accept any excuses. No matter how strange and impossible.
8. Do things that scare you.
Choose something that scares you and go out and do it. When we face our fears we learn immense things about our character. It’s incredibly confidence building to attempt to do things that scare us. Most of the things that scare us do so because they means so much to us. Live like it is your last day on earth!
Taken from our Planning101.com Motivation handbook