In order to see what really matters, it is important that you can clearly determine the how, when and why of how you find joy, serenity and fulfillment in your life.

What moves you?

First, and perhaps the most difficults step, is that you must find yourself. Many people already know what really matters to them but are consumed with daily excuses and conflicting priorities that restrict them from following their life long wishes. If you want to find your passion you must let your heart and true calling guide you.

Here are few questions you can ask yourself to start finding your way through the fog:

1. What made your best work experience so great?

2. What made your worst work experience so bad?

3. What do you think is the most important thing missing from your life right now?

4. Who is the most important person to you?

5. What lesson has served you best throughout your career?

6. What message has been bouncing around inside your head for the past year?

7. What person or book has influenced you the most?

The answers that you give to these questions are the lessons you have learned in your work life. I want you to spend some serious time working on them and thinking about them. It will help move you on track to your passions in life.

Time is precious

You can never get back your time. Time is a precious commodity and every day you’re asked to make thousands of choices that define who you are. Figuring out the choices will help you not waste your precious time doing things that don’t really matter to you. So you must choose wisely! You must always remain aware of what’s happening around you, and very clear about where you are going. This is the road that will lead you toward your passion.

The things we do at work transform the way people see us. Does the work you are involved in reflect your true personality? Do your everyday choices allow you to be true to yourself? If you want to live your life to the fullest, you must have the courage to be true to your passion and find work that gives you the opportunity to do it; work that is meaningful to you.

Follow your heart, it knows the way

Follow your heart and dreams and work on finding your passions. When you do this, you will experience a transformational leap of knowing yourself better and connecting with the universe. Each person has a unique set of passions that await their final discovery. This will resonate with who you want to be.

Often, success means something a little different to each of us. The world renowned essayist, Ralph Waldo Emerson, has offered a summary of what true individual success might be for all of us:

To laugh often and much;

to win the respect of intelligent people and the affection of children;

to earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;

to appreciate beauty;

to find the best in others;

to leave the world a bit better, whether by a healthy child, a garden patch or a redeemed social condition;

to know even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.

This is to have succeeded.”

Thoughts?

photo credit: http://www.flickr.com/photos/majicdolphin/3504448383/sizes/z/in/photostream/