How to Find Your Sweet Spot

 

What lights me up? I love walking in nature!

What lights me up? I love walking in nature!

I’m sure you’ve been asked this question before – what are you most passionate about in life? What lights you up? Where are you at your best? Answering these questions can be a challenge for many of us but learning the answers is the key to living your most extraordinary life!

Gratitude Tip: It’s always worth taking the time to discover your passions. Every one of us has a unique gift and it’s our job to find out what that is so that we can share it with the world. You are an incredible human being and sharing your light and your passion with the world is a gift.

So how do we do this? Often we stumble when we are trying to figure this out because we don’t even know where to start. And sometimes our passions may seem silly or trivial and we’re not sure how we could ever make a difference.

1.First, take notes throughout your day. Are there moments when you feel like you’re in ‘flow’? Where time seems to stand still, yet an hour goes by in a blink? What activities to do you get so immersed in that you block out all other sounds and distractions? I often find that when I am writing, 30 minutes goes by and I don’t even notice it.

2. Next, notice when you are smiling. The things that bring us joy in life will make us smile. This sounds very simple, but chances are you aren’t smiling that often right now. Yesterday, during my ballet class (which was so tough!) I found myself smiling during the end and really having fun! Now, I don’t have plans to become a ballerina, but it’s a fun and new passion of mine and I enjoy sharing my love for it with others.

3. Try new things! If you feel like your life is lacking passion, try something new! Take a class you’ve always wanted to take, sign up for a new sport or fitness class, volunteer at school or with a non-profit organization, join a networking group, find a meet-up group or even something as simple as driving a new route on your way home or choosing a different seat on the bus or train on your way to work.

4. Be open to and embrace change. Opening our minds and allow ourselves to look at things differently gives us the opportunity to grow and stretch in way we normally wouldn’t. And then things we cannot even imagine doing now will become a part of our lives. I never expected the path my life has taken so far. When I first got out of school, I had dreams of climbing the corporate ladder. Six years into that dream, I decided that wasn’t for me. I said yes to becoming an entrepreneur, even though I had no idea what that really meant. And almost a decade later, it’s one of the best decisions I have ever made.

What lights you up? What is your gift to the world? Where is your sweet spot?

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