Are you living your life for you?
Knowing what fuels your passion and your life’s purpose is the first step on your way to success.
I’ve been spending a lot of time reflecting on the skills and lessons I’ve learned over the years as I gather materials for my “Creating an Elevated Environment” series. The more I break down the things that have led me to become who I am today, the more I feel like I need to share some of these important life lessons for other people to learn from and grow. One of the life lessons I’ve learned is about how purpose and passion can impact your life.
What really made me realize how impactful these things can be in defining your future is through the discussion I had with Dr. Edwin Adams on his podcast, “The Aesthetics of Leadership,” which you can read about here if you’re more curious. He asked me what my purpose and passion in life was and whether I think I’d reached that point where I’m doing what I love. This question really made me evaluate the way I’ve set up my life to be over the years, and I think a lot of people’s understanding of “purpose” could be what’s holding them back from being successful.
What’s the importance of purpose and passion in life and business?
These things are going to mean different things to different people, but there are a lot of ways these things can have a direct impact on how you live your life and how you run your business. Having a strong sense of purpose can help you to more easily prioritize your life, make future plans, persevere in times of trouble, and to enjoy your life even when confronted with obstacles.
When it comes to running your business, you’ve got to have a good grip on your purpose and you also have to have a strong passion and drive to do the things you’re doing. Otherwise, your business will definitely be impacted. Some business leaders think that having an obvious passion for the work you do is attractive to potential investors and clients and helps to bring about long-term success, making it crucial for achieving success.
Purpose and passion in my own life.
When it comes to my life and my business, I’m very lucky in that my purpose and passion flow into each other. On one hand, I feel like my purpose has changed over the years, but on the other, my overall goals have always stayed the same. I think what has really pushed me to the place I’m at now is that I’ve always chosen to do what I’m passionate about.
Of course, there are a few things I think are more important than others, and that’s part of the reason my goals have stayed consistent for so long. For example, my main purpose in life is to be a servant of Jesus Christ. Everything I do is because of the sacrifices He made for me and I do it all in gratitude of His love.
I also think that being a good husband to my wife is a purpose of mine that takes work each and every day. She is one of the most important people in my life and our bond is a sacred one. It’s my responsibility to cultivate a strong and loving relationship with her no matter what and I’m passionate about taking on life with her by my side.
The responsibility I have to my family is an extension of the bond I have with my wife in that I have a duty to be a loving and good father to our children. One of the purposes of my life is raising my children to be the best people they could possibly be and, in doing so, leaving behind a legacy I can be proud of.
When I say my passion and purpose intertwine, I mean it. Part of what inspires me each day is working to serve the people around me. Whether it’s my Lord and Savior, my wife, my kids, or my clients, I strive to help others reach their goals. The specific ways I’m able to serve others is the way that my passion changes. In the past, I was passionate about fulfilling my purpose through coaching football. After a few years, I began helping people manage their health through meal prep and fitness, and now I create once in a lifetime experiences by providing high-end culinary expertise.
Finding purpose and fueling your passion at every stage in life.
What I think is important to understand about all of this is that it’s okay for your passions and purpose to change and evolve over time, as long as you continue to live in a way that continues to serve you and the people around you. It can be hard to pinpoint what motivated you and leaves you feeling fulfilled and enriched in life, so it’s worth giving yourself the time to evaluate your life for what it is. Look for the things in your life that truly motivate you, what kind of goals are being set, and what is inspiring you to grow and be better every day. Once you evaluate your values and aspirations, you’ll find your purpose and your passion in life. Applying these things to the way you live your life or run your business is going to help you succeed in ways you never even imagined, and I can tell you that from experience.
If you’re feeling lost, bored, or just generally unhappy with the way your life is, I encourage you to explore your purpose and passion. When I let myself do the things that made me feel the most authentic, my business and my personal life flourished more than I could’ve expected and I know they will for you, too.
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