To have passion is to have a strong fondness, enthusiasm or desire for something (such as music). When you experience powerful feelings of attraction, you also have the motivation to make the object of your passion a priority. Having a purpose means looking for the desired result, aim or goal. The combination of both passion and purpose lights an internal fire inside you, providing you the energy to make something happen. The two ideals will increase your self-awareness, self-confidence and inspiration to those around you. What are the keys to being a woman who exercises both things in her life?
Focus on an intention that’s meaningful to you
Tap into a goal that makes a difference to something you want to see happen around you. The purpose in which you identify doesn’t have to be huge and change the world.
Craft your defined purpose so that it is measurable
When you can see a result manifest clearly, then it can be measured. A few examples are: improving the environment with gardens; saving the lives of animals through rescue; creating inspiring art; teaching new skills to those who need it. Ensure your goal is something you can visualize and feel excited about so you can identify progress. Be sure that it ignites your passion.
Build your passion on a strength you already possess
Research shows that when you build on a natural strength, you will enjoy making your goal a priority. You don’t have to already be skilled. Take classes, apprentice and learn from others to build skills for what you pursue. If you notice where you naturally do well, hone in on it. Your passion will grow, and it will feel easier to overcome obstacles and persist through your journey.
Communicate your intentions to others and ask for help
Your purpose and passion are not meant to lie dormant or hidden under a rock! We are all hardwired to be social – you don’t have to go through it alone. Some of the best ideas come from others who want to know what you are up to and are honored to support you in achieving your goals. When you hit obstacles, those who know your goal will help you get through them to achieve success. Be confident in sharing your appreciation.
As a woman with a clear purpose and natural passion, you will feel the satisfaction of every successful step and each obstacle you overcome. The legacy of contributing to a meaningful purpose helps you become a part of something greater than yourself.