Working as a psychiatric nurse for several years, I have heard multiple clients make the statement that they do not have a purpose in life or know what their purpose is in life. This is not only true in the work environment, but is also true for many members of my family and friends. Many people are unhappy with their current job or relationship and find themselves questioning their purpose and personal identity. Some people have no sense of personal identity and live in the shadows of others (whether it be a spouse, family member, or friend).
There are several questions that you might ask yourself to help explore and identify your passion or purpose:
- What do you really love doing?
- What are your hobbies?
- What are your goals and dreams?
- What are your talents?
Finding something you are passionate about in life may not be career related. It doesn’t matter if you are passionate about your family, a hobby, career, or something that you think may not even be that important. My husband has displayed to me the perfect example of finding something he is passionate about and truly following his dreams. Since early childhood he has had a true passion and fascination with trains. Throughout the years he has followed his dreams in many ways including having a career that involves working with trains and being able to share his passion and knowledge with co-workers, family, and friends.
"Find something you're passionate about and keep tremendously interested in it." ~ Julia Child