Are you thinking of looking for your Life’s purpose? Do you like Venn diagrams? Then I found a video you will like. Today Clark Kegley is helping you find your purpose. He is going to help answer the question, what is your calling?
Now Clark has some great advice here. He is actually playing with the length of his video. Which just happens to be 10 minutes long.
Clark has a great point right off the bat that I think is an amazing point. “Life isn’t about finding ourselves. Life is about creating our selves.”
No Truer words have been spoken. We run around thinking that life is supposed to give us meaning. When in all reality we have to give meaning to life. We often sit and wonder when the glory and fun are going to start and as we sit waiting life and the glory and fun pass us by. We miss so many chances but with life that isn’t the only chance. Each day life gives us another chance. ‘
The phrase for a while was YOLO or You Only Live Once. That is wrong in a twisted sense of scarcity. You live 365 times each year of your life. What are you going to do about each day? One of my favorite movies is Dead Poets Society their whole theme was Carpe Diem. Seize the day. As the Poet Robert Herrick’s poem To the Virgins, to Make Much of Time was made famous for another group of people because of that film.
Wow 2 minutes into the video, and I went down a rabbit hole. Anyway…
The big formula he talks about is about 3 big questions.
What are you credible in? Yes, you have credibility in. Everybody is an expert to somebody. If you have changed a tire you are more of a car expert than a person who has never touched a car. I am far from a computer expert but people at work would come to me and ask for help with their tablets and laptops. Why? Because I was an expert in their eyes. If you know more than another person you are an expert.
The next question you should ask, What could you talk about every Saturday night? My mindset and self-improvement. In fact, it’s not every Saturday night it is every Saturday morning that I write out these blogs. This is a good clue as to what your passion is.
The last question is good if you are looking to turn your passion into a business but isn’t tied solely to money. Where is the demand? Where are you able to go to help people who need an injection of your passion for your topic. That is where your purpose becomes bigger than just you. When you allow the knowledge you have about a topic, to flow through you it becomes more valuable.
You can then start to filter everything down and you can then see in the middle your purpose. Now does this take 10 minutes? No, you are just starting on your path. More on that on the Wednesday post.