Finding Your Passions: 5 Questions to Ask

work life balance
work life balance

"The more I pursue my passions, the more uncomplicated my life gets... It’s not the imbalance-ness that stresses me, it’s doing meaningless things that aren’t taking me where I want to go.” – Danielle LaPorte

One of the keys to living a balanced life is to fuel your passions at every chance you get.

But, there’s a big problem … so many of us have lost sight of our passions in the mundane, day-to-day routines.  We’ve defined ourselves as girlfriends, wives, mothers, employees… but that’s not who we are or what we’re passionate about. That’s just a part of our lives and we can’t come completely to those roles without a deeper connection to our passions.

First, know that if you feel disconnected from your passions, you are not alone.  When I was caught in my vicious work cycle, it felt like that was the only thing I had in my life – I was an engineer, a project manager, and a student. 

For me, it took cutting the cords with that work to learn more about who I truly was.  But, lucky for you, I’ve learned a few shortcuts along the way to help you get to the root of your passions without the 5-year soul searching journey that I went through.

To get started with finding your passions, answer these 5 questions as candidly and honestly as possible. 

  1. What could you do all day long without a break and not get bored?
  2. When you were a kid, what did you aspire to be?
  3. If you were to win an award, what would you want it to be for?
  4. Finish this sentence: “It’s a good day when…”
  5. Disregarding time, location, or finances, what does your perfect day look like?  Where are you, who are you with, and what are you doing?

Don’t rush through; take your time.  You might need to block out a couple hours on a Saturday afternoon or get up a ½ hour early to spend some quiet time journaling on this.  Whatever it is, make the investment in you and finding the answers you need to start living a life filled with passion.  You deserve it.