5 Questions to Find your Basic Talent, True Passion and Life’s Purpose

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Do you ever ask yourself: what is my mission in life? Does my life have a purpose?

If you are like me, I asked myself these questions since I remember myself thinking. My mom found me one day hiding under the sofa when I was 6 years old. When she asked me what I was doing there, I answered that I was thinking about life and what I am doing here.

When people talk about their purpose in life it may seem like it is a grandiose word. In reality, it does not have to be that way. I struggled for many years to find my purpose until I found that my passion and my basic talent is the gateway to my life’s intention. I think, at the risk of sounding simplistic, that the purpose of my life is to connect to my passion and contribute it to others…

So perhaps the real question you need to ask yourself is: Am I living an inspired life?

To live an inspired life is for someone to become aware of his or her passion and create time to contribute his or her basic talent to the world. Your passion is, and has always been, living inside you whether or not you are aware of it. When you become conscious of it, you are able to kindle its own fire — become inspired and inspire others around you.

If you find your basic talent, this will lead you to your passion and could become your life’s purpose if you decide to contribute it to others. In order to find your basic talent, ask yourself these 5 questions:

  1. What is the thing that I loved doing when I was young that I still enjoy doing now?
  2. What is the thing that I will regret most if I die without having done it in my life?
  3. What is the thing that comes easy to me and fascinates those around me?
  4. What is the thing that when I do it, I feel I am contributing to the world — leaving the world a better place than I found it?
  5. What is the thing that brings me alive — that I can spend hours doing without noticing the time pass?

Write down your answers and re-visit them in the morning when you wake up. If they continue to be true for you, I recommend you start creating time to think, do, read and learn more about what you love doing. Even if you start with just ten minutes per day, it will increase and you will find more time and joy doing it. Each one of us through our uniqueness contributes our potion to the whole through exercising our talent. The beauty is that when we do so, it really does not feel like work. Time flies by and you feel passionate and motivated.

Once I became aware of my passion and brought it to life, this dormant part of me that rested for so long could not wait to be unleashed. It had energy of its own. Are you also searching to awaken that part of you? Don’t wait. Its access is available to you!