I Could Do Anything If Only I Knew What It Was

A life without direction is a life without passion.
— Barbara Sher

Imagine waking up every day feeling excited because you’re living with purpose and making an impact with your life.

That’s what it feels like when you have a clear direction for your life and you make the choice to be the best version of yourself.

Sounds great, right? But how do you get there? It seems impossible to go from a state of being unhappy with your life to finding your purpose. It is a big leap. But one step in the right direction is getting a general idea of what makes you tick and gaining clarity on your top skills.

First, you need to understand what you’re best at. “But what if I’m not really good at anything?” you ask. Just start by thinking about the things you love to do. What could you do for hours at a time without getting bored? Think about what comes naturally to you and the things you’re most complimented on.

These could be skills that are completely unrelated to how you spend your day. Maybe you love gardening and you could spend hours a day tending to your rose bushes. Instead, you spend your day in a dull and drab office doing things you hate.

These answers give you an idea of what you’re really good at and what makes you unique. We’re all born with a talent, whether it’s singing, teaching, or making sense of numbers. It’s about learning what your talents are so you can start using them to create a life you love living.

Getting clear on what you want out of life means taking the time to understand your skills and talents so you know how you can live a life that lights you up. Getting paid for doing things you love isn’t an impossible task. It just takes you deciding that you’re worth the effort.

When you don’t take the time to figure out what things you do best, it’s easy to wake up with a sense of dread, hating your job and what your life has become because you know you aren’t living up to your potential.

Don’t let the best version of you never be discovered. 

I talk to clients all the time that feel like they don’t have a clear direction for their life. If I had to guess, most people probably feel this way.

When we don’t have an obvious talent, like singing, it’s easy to assume we’re just not really talented at anything. So what happens is we take a job that pays us a decent wage and we conform to what we think we should be. We stop living our lives from a place of purpose and passion. We conform - and conformity destroys creativity. When we conform to what we think we should be, or how we're told we should be, we stop living life on our own terms. We stop thinking for ourselves. We simply go through the motions of our life with no real sense of purpose.

The reward for conformity is that everyone likes you but yourself.
— Rita Brown

When my clients feel they’ve lost their zest for life, I always inquire if they’ve ever taken an assessment test. One of my favorites is the Myers Briggs test. This well-known test has been around since the 1920’s and explores the different factors of your personality. It’s free to take and may give you a starting point on a direction you want to pursue.

No one expects you to change your life overnight, but if you’re feeling like you’re off course, at least take one-step in the right direction.

If you’re ready to take a bigger step and want to deep dive into what makes you tick, then apply for a clarity session with me. In the session, we’ll go through an in-depth analysis of your Myers Briggs results and talk about how you can wake up every day feeling excited about life.

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