Most of the people that have been successful in their fields will tell you that they love what they do. One of the quotes I have on my wall say "Find out what you like doing best and get someone to pay you for doing it." I live the life that most people dream of because I do what I'm passionate about every day and I get paid along the way.
What do you love to do?
I poised this question in Sunday school recently and it is amazing how few of us truly know what we enjoy doing. It is time to find your heart and your passion and then to pursue it. Make a list of answers to these questions.
- What do you enjoy doing? These are the things that give you joy and excitement.
What special skills do you have? These are where your education and experience shine through.
What are your responsibilities at work? These are the things that you do every day.
What are your responsibilities in the home? And so are these.
What are your hobbies? These are the things that you do when time allows or that you make time to do.
What do you know (or can you do) that others don't? These are things like having the ability to write new lyrics to any song tune, or a love for yard work or a gift for organization.
What do others say you are good at doing? Ask your friends and family what they see in you that maybe you don't see (you might be surprised).
It is the answers to these questions that can help you take your first step towards success. Before you can begin the journey you have to have a direction and these answers can help you uncover your passion and your desire for your life. It is in these details that you will find the unique purpose for which you were created. Following that purpose will help you to live the life that others only dream of pursuing.