Have you tried to find a straight forward tool that can help to understand the best career option for you? Have you tried to answer personality tests, career planning questioners or any similar tool to find your passion in life? Previously, I wrote about two tools for mastering ourselves and get in touch with our true personalities; SWOT (Strength, Weaknesses, Opportunities and Threats) analysis and MBTI (Myers-Briggs Type Indicator) Test here.
The below set of questions, which is provided by Stefanie Finkelstein, is another smart way to find our true purpose of life.
- What do you talk about when you are being your true authentic self? What subject matter do you immerse yourself in? What do you really care about and share with others?
- What kinds of things do people always ask you about? (and you enjoy answering) Do people seek advice from you? If so, about what types of things? This may be indicative of the value you add to the world around you.
- What unique interests or talents did you have as a young child? This can reveal a lot about your inherent abilities and talent prior to social conditioning. If you can’t remember, ask your parents, siblings, or anyone who has known you throughout your life.
- What kinds of ideas come to you in the shower? These ideas reveal a lot about your subconscious. The shower is probably the most relaxing part of your day, besides sleep. For many people, this is where inspiration emerges and you are most receptive.
- During which experiences in your life have you felt most inspired and alive? Be mindful of what inspires and excites you.
- What would you be doing if money was of no concern? Remove any thoughts of limitation and allow yourself to follow a stream of consciousness to whatever you would do if you didn’t have to consider the financial cost.
- What do you do with your free time when you, alone, get to decide? The actions and activities you choose will shed light on your preferences and/or priorities.
- What do you like to read about? Consider this a spotlight on your interests. Your mind lights up when reading and learning about what inspires you.
- What would you be doing if you did not care about what other people think? If you felt completely free, what would you do? This is another question about removing limitations.
- What gives you energy? Being involved with activities that resonate with your purpose will energize you from the inside out. Similarly, the activities that don’t align with the essence of who you are will most definitely drain you.
Finding the right career and profession is definitely a daunting task. A simple advice from Edwrad George Bulwer Lytton is
“to find what you seek in the road of life, the best proverb of all is that which says: Leave No Stone Unturned”.