Most of us had things that we naturally loved to do as children. Somehow or other, the demands of school and making a living caused us to lose touch with our deepest desires. Here are a few questions to help you reconnect with what gives you life:
- Recall a joyful episode from your childhood. What activity were you engaged in? Have you engaged in similar activities throughout your life?
- What do you do that causes you to lose track of time? As the saying goes, “Time flies when you are having fun.”
- Imagine you won the lottery and became independently wealthy. What will you spend your free time on?
- What activities gives you deep satisfaction? That satisfaction is your reward and a compass to your heart’s desire.
Create a list. You don’t have to do something well to enjoy it. Perhaps you haven’t had the chance to try a new activity but in your heart of hearts, you know you will enjoy it. Whether you excel in it or not, have done it before or not, write it all down. At a later stage, we will explore how these passions overlap with your talents and calling.