I Don't Know My Passion || (4 Simple Questions To Find Your Passion)
I Don't Know My Passion || (4 Simple Questions To Find Your Passion)
Want to know what your passion is? If you ever say to yourself, “I don’t know my passion,” this article will show you how to find your passion using 4 simple steps. You’ll know how to find your passion in life, and all the best tips to find your passion in life.
Stephanie Rodnez, Author, Filmmaker & Purposeologist
It's Stephanie Rodnez here, founder and CEO of Godlywood Girl and creator of the Godlywood Girl School Of Purpose, and if you ever look at yourself in the mirror and say, "Ahhh, I don't know my passion", well sis, by the end of this article you're going to have the exact formula that I've used to help over a thousand women of Christ find their passion.
Question Number 1: What do you have to do that you wish you didn't?
Yeah, I know what you're thinking, sis. You're like 'Stephanie, I jumped on this article to find out what my actual passion is, what I really like. Why are you asking me to list all the stuff that I don't like?'
Well, here's the reason: because a lot of us confuse our passion with things that we're just good at. And sometimes people will say 'Oh my gosh, you're so good at this and you're so good at that.' So we'll start doing it and then we'll find out we are pretty good at it, so then we think we have a knack for it and then we're like 'Ok, I guess I'm passionate about it'. But secretly you hate doing it.
Some people have said to me, "Well Stephanie, you can be passionate about something and not really like doing it." Nah, sis! I always refer to Psalm 16:11 which says, "You make known to me the path of life. You will fill me with joy in your presence, with eternal pleasures at your right hand." As daughters of Christ, it is our birthright to be filled with eternal pleasures as we sit at the right hand of Christ. So why would I ever accept that I'm destined to do things that I don't really like doing? No brah! Uh huh!
I truly believe that your passion is something that ignites you and excites you and that you honestly love.
Now, this actually happens to me in my own life. When I first started Godlywood Girl in 2014, it was in response to somebody taking advantage of me in my previous business. So I was like, 'you know what, I'm going to learn how to do marketing myself so I never have to rely on somebody else to do marketing for my products again.' I learned how to do social media and all praise to God I got pretty good at it. A lot of people started asking me for help, and I thought 'Well, I am pretty good at doing social media for myself and I do enjoy doing it for myself, so of course I'll enjoy doing it for others!'
Well, I started the Stephanie Rodnez Marketing Agency and one of the services I provided was helping people create their social media content. I did it for about a year and a half before I realized I hated doing it. Every time I had to do social media for my own business, I was super excited. I couldn't wait to get up and do it.
But for some reason when I had to do social media for a client, I'd put it off for as long as possible, procrastinated with every human excuse known to man, and would keep just cringing every time I had to sit and do it.
I still did a good job, praise God. Clients still loved the results, but I personally did not enjoy it, and that was my huge 'Aha' moment that 'Steph, yeah, you're good at doing social media content; yeah, it's not that hard for you, but you don't really like doing this, so stop doing it.' As a result, I stopped offering it as a service in my agency.
It's important to make sure you ask yourself this question so that you can distinguish between what you're good at and what you actually like.
Let me know in the comments below something that you're actually really good at doing but you can't stand doing it. I bet we have a few things in common.
Question Number 2: What do you have to do now that you wish you could do more of?
To understand this question, turn to Ecclesiastes 3:12-13 which says, "I learn that the best thing for people to do is to be happy and enjoy themselves as long as they live. God wants everyone to eat, drink and enjoy their work. These are gifts from God."
Sis, did you know that enjoying the work you do is literally a gift from God? It's our birthright as daughters of Christ. Take a look at what you have to do right now in your life, in your job, in your ministry, in your career, at home, at work, whatever it is.
Take a look at the things that you are currently responsible for doing and mark down those items that you absolutely love to do.
When I asked myself this question, I realized that I absolutely love making videos. I love producing videos, I love writing videos, I love editing videos, I just love everything video-related. When I realized that I don't really like doing social media content but I DO love video production, I started doing more of that in my business. That's what I'm actually passionate about doing.
Let me know, what is it that you have to do right now in your life that you love doing, and would honestly spend more time doing if you could? Comment below and let me know.
Question Number 3: What activities make you forget to stop and use the bathroom?
Now this is kind of a funny question because a lot of us are like, 'Wait. What do you mean? Like if I have to use the bathroom, I go use the bathroom.'
No, I'm not talking about like emergency situations. I'm talking about just in a normal day, what is something that when you sit down and start doing you lose track of time, you forget to eat a snack, you forget to use the restroom, you forget to get a drink of water, you even forget to look at the clock because you love doing it so much and you just get so lost when you're doing it?
In my own life, this happens to me all the time is when I am writing a book. When I'm writing, I will literally lose track of what day it is. When I sit down in front of my computer and I start working on a book, it's like my mind just drifts off to another place and I lose all sense of time. And I've spoken to a lot of authors who feel the same exact way.
Finding out which one of those activities you do that make you lose track of time is a great indication of what you're passionate about because you enjoy doing it so much that you literally aren't even looking at the clock.
I don't know if you remember that interview from Beyonce a few years ago when she was on set and she said she forgot to eat for 3 days because she was so excited about the video they were filming. She was so excited and passionate to be there and do the work that she completely forgot she hadn't eaten for 3 days. That, sister of Christ, is what you call passion.
Let me know what activities you do that make you forget to even look at the clock? Now to make that process a little bit easier for you, if you're having trouble really identifying those things that make you forget to look at the clock, make sure you grab my brand new Find Your Purpose Journal that shows you how to identify your passion step-by-step with my formula. You can grab it for free by going to purposegift.com.
Question Number 4: What combinations of your interests, talents and current areas of happiness inspire you to wake up early each day and go to sleep late at night so you can keep doing it?
The secret to this questionnaire is not one question in itself, but it's the totality of all of your answers combined. When you answered each of those questions, what keeps coming up over and over again? For me, every single time I do a passion questionnaire, "writing content" is always something that is repeated over and over and over again.
Whether it's writing video content, email content, content for a book, content for a newsletter - it doesn't really matter. When I'm writing I feel like that is when I'm most in my God-given purpose.
Take a look at your answers and see which answers come up over and over again, and when you do go to Google and type in those responses and say 'Careers that involve...', and then take a look at all of the different options that involve all the things that you're passionate about doing.
This is a great way to find your passion.
So, to recap, if you ever say to yourself 'I don't know my passion', ask yourself these 4 questions:
- Question #1: What do you have to do that you wish you didn't?
- Question #2: What do you have to do that you wish you could do more of?
- Question #3: What activities make you forget to eat or forget to stop and use the bathroom?
- Question #4: What combinations of your interests, talents and current areas of happiness inspire you to wake up early each day and go to sleep late at night so you can keep doing it.
The Next Step
Now you know exactly what you need to do if you ever say to yourself "I don't know my passion," but if you're ready to get unstuck, stop feeling frustrated and start REALLY understanding God's greatest purpose for your life -
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Sis, my greatest desire here at Godlywood Girl is to empower at least 5 million women of Christ to find their God-given purpose, starting with YOU. So visit http://purposegift.com so I can send you a free copy of my brand new FREE “Find Your Purpose Toolkit” today!
Want to learn how to find God's purpose for your life?
Sister of Christ, if you're ready to get unstuck, stop feeling frustrated and start REALLY understanding God's greatest purpose for your life -
And if you're ready to start living God's greatest purpose for your life, make sure you comment below, "I am purposed" below so I can be praying for you on this journey, and be sure to share this blog post with at least one women of Christ who you know is ready to find her passion and purpose in life.
Thanks so much for reading, and Jesus willing I'll see you in the next article.
Stephanie (Godlywood Girl) Rodnez
ABOUT GODLYWOOD GIRL
Welcome to Godlywood Girl sis! My name is Stephanie Rodnez, Founder & CEO of GodlywoodGirl.com, and my purpose in life is to help you find yours.
A few years ago I made a terrible business decision that almost brought me to bankruptcy. The fear, self-doubt and lack of confidence I went through as a result of that poor decision kept me from living my purpose for 2 long years -
Until one day I saw a video by ET Thomas that literally changed my life. His "You Owe You" reawakened my purpose, and from that moment on, I knew I wanted to help other women reawaken their purpose too.
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