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The 7 Rules To Follow In Discovering Your Passion

Written by Josh Collins. Posted in Experience

“Passion is the unique gifting, wiring, aptitude, and opportunity that makes you come alive and fulfills all your God-given potential.” – Louie Giglio

The 7 Rules To Follow In Discovering Your Passion

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One of the things that brings me the greatest joy in life is working with people who are full of passion. There is this sense that passion can overcome any obstacle and push back the many voices of fear you encounter.

When I meet with a potential client, one of the first questions I ask is, what are you most passionate about?

Their answer, more often than not, gives me the clearest picture of who they are and provides context to where they are in their journey.

But the reality is, most of us can’t identify what we’re passionate about.

Most of us are just too busy, overwhelmed with demands, responsibilities, and trying to compensate for our perceived deficiencies to discover, much less speak to what we’re passionate about.

I know sometimes hearing and being presented with truth can be a hard pill to swallow, but can I be bold for a minute and offer you some truth?

This is why you’re struggling.

This is why you feel so much pressure and know so little peace.

This is why when you do create space in your life, the flood of doubt, fear, anxiety, and depression start to overwhelm you.

How do I know this?

Because you are not alone. I’m the same way. I fight this battle all the time.

The degree of peace we experience in our life will come in direct proportion to our ability to rest in the center of where our passion resides. (You should tweet that)

You see you are special.

Not special in the self-help, pseudoscience kind of way, but special in that when you drew your first breath as a baby, you had been intentionally created.

And with that intent comes purpose, and purpose will always be fueled by passion.

A.W. Tozer is considered to be one of the greatest theologians of the 20th century. In his brilliant work The Pursuit of God, he gives us a great list to consider in order to discover our passion. He coins it the 7 Rules of Self-Discovery.

1. What we want most.
2. What we think about most.
3. How we use our money.
4. What we do with our leisure time.
5. The company we enjoy.
6. Who and what we admire.
7. What we laugh at.

Tozer also famously says:

“Hardly anything else reveals so well the fear and uncertainty among men as the length to which they will go to hide their true selves from each other and even from their own eyes.”

Don’t let that be true of you.

What answers do you have to these rules?

What are you most passionate about?

Share in the comments below!

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Josh Collins

Josh Collins is a Communicator and Experience Architect who lives in Franklin, Tn. His passion is to create awesome experiences that change the way we engage audiences and help you do the same.
  • marthaorlando

    I am most passionate about my writing! Great inspiration, Josh! Thanks!

Posted on: August 30, 2013

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