I am not a researcher, just a deep observer of life. I love to read and have been influenced by Matthew Kelly and others. I teach and mentor. I observe that there are key ingredients to Purpose including passion, personality, potential and desires. I further see that there are unique combinations of these for each of us…a recipe that combines various essential ingredients.
Take a look at my model; let me describe each area:
- Passion is that urge to pursue a cause or interest with energy and flow…those things we can’t stop ourselves from doing more.
- Personality includes values, attitude and beliefs….and all of the aspects that make us who we are.
- Potential is our strengths and uncommon skills combined with a desire to grow.
- Desires are the personal needs and wants of our heart, mind, body and soul.
Significant experiences change the way we look at each of these elements. If you never did ___ (you fill in the blank), how would know that this could be part of your life?
My “recipe” includes a passion to mentor, a belief of spirituality (we are all connected), a value of service, uncommon skills (short writing, seeing processes) and personal desire (a need to use my intellect). I think about these underlying elements regularly and find myself still discovering.
What is your unique combination of ingredients? What is the purpose of your life?