Purpose & Passion
This month's blog we will be looking at the steps that we can take in aligning our purpose and our passion.
These two words are spoken about frequently but let's look at their definition before we go forward.
'Purpose' is defined as the reason for which something is done or created or for which something exists and a person's sense of resolve or determination.
'Passion' is defined as strong and barely controllable emotion.
So the question is do you know the reasons behind why you do what you do, career-wise, and do you know the reason why you were created?
Do you have a sense of resolve and determination? What do you have strong emotions about?
Which cause, injustice or change would you like to see in the world around you?
What business idea do you have that you are eager to see come alive?
The journey of self-discovery
It often takes some introspection and time to answer these questions and to hone into what our purpose and passions are and then tie them together.
No matter what part of this process of discovery and actualisation you are at, WEMNE is here to support you along the journey.
We have all struggled to reconcile what we would love to do with our day jobs and personal commitments - however, the best thing to do is to start where you are and do not give up along the way.
Quotes we love this month
“If you feel like there’s something out there that you’re supposed to be doing, if you have a passion for it, then stop wishing and just do it.” —Wanda Sykes
“There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” —Nelson Mandela
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” —Oprah Winfrey
“I would rather die of passion than of boredom.” —Vincent Van Gogh
“If you can’t figure out your purpose, figure out your passion. For your passion will lead you right into your purpose.” —Bishop T.D. Jakes
“You have to be burning with an idea, or a problem, or a wrong that you want to right. If you’re not passionate enough from the start, you’ll never stick it out.” —Steve Jobs