Rediscover your Passion to find your Purpose
When anxiety rises, we have a natural reaction to retreat & protect, or we can choose to step forward instead. The key to managing this anxiety is to find a longer term goal: Purpose. In a search for your purpose, an important place to look is at your true passions. Purpose implies meaning, yet it also implies something that it feels like we were made to do. The good news is we instinctually or intuitively know what we’re “made for”—we can feel it. It’s that inner nudge that pulls us toward what we love, do naturally, and are passionate about.
This is a worksheet I use during coaching session to help people identify what sparks passion and interest. I hope you find this helpful.
Finding Purpose at Work
Many of us are looking for purpose in our lives and because we spend so much of our lives at work, it can become our focus, thus it becomes increasingly import to find ways to align our purpose to our daily jobs.
This worksheet will help you connect with what’s meaningful to you at work.
Rewriting Your Narrative
Through our lives, beginning in childhood, we have experiences and influences that condition us to hold certain beliefs. These beliefs are then the basis on which we tell the story of who we are, to ourselves and to others. Our parents and caretakers influence us with their own beliefs, the stories they tell about life, and the way that they live. We then have our own experiences that either confirm what we’ve been taught or give us a varied perspective of life. We are domesticated into the societal norms of our culture, country, neighborhood, religion and ethnicity. We are influenced by the media, the educational system, and our friends.
We are all story tellers, and so we automatically tell ourselves and others a story of who we are and how the world works. This story is told by default, based on the beliefs we picked up about our self and the world and our own personal experience. When we tell these stories, we are usually not aware. Even if we are aware, we often don’t know why we tell what we tell, and the story is not necessarily based on fact.
Our life stories are more fiction than non-fiction, even though we often assume they are real.
Download the activity called Rewriting Your Narrative to help you see what story you tell about your life, as well as give you an opportunity to rewrite your script. Then, in the Belief Reflection Exercise you’ll delve deeper into the beliefs that support the story you used to tell and reflect on ways to change those beliefs and align to the NEW STORY you want to live.
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