Alastair Majury on How to Find Your Passion Sweet Spot
You won’t find your purpose by sitting around and trying to figure it out, or even by reading blogs. You discover it by exploring and experimenting. Here’s how to find your passion sweet spot.
A common question people ask is “How do I find my passion?”
Your passion however isn’t out there but in yourself. Rather try experimenting with and exploring activities, ideas, and things that interest you. When you then find something that you enjoy, people need, and you are good at it, then you have found your passion sweet spot. Essentially you don’t find your passion sweet spot by reading blogs or by sitting thinking about it but by doing things you enjoy, are really good at, and then by leveraging your skill to create a life you love.
I believe that your passion sweet spot is the intersection between your purpose, personality, life experience, and skills/gifts. Let us take a look at each of these components in a little more detail.
The 4 components to find your passion sweet spot
Your Purpose is your sense of resolve or determination. It’s the things you would voluntarily do, never mind get paid for. What do you look forward to doing when you have some spare time?
Your Personalityis the combination of things that make you uniquely YOU. Think what your values are (different from goals) and what activities tick off all or most of these.
Your Life Experienceis those situations and circumstances that have brought you to where you are today. Many of these will probably be tough experiences.
Finally, yourGift is the things you do naturally well or have learned to do really well, without having to try really hard. It’s your natural talents, skills and strengths. What do others tell you you’re really good at?
I believe that your personality and life experience will greatly influence what you enjoy doing, however, I think it’s important to also consider that 3rd component: what people need. Without it, you could end up creating an awesome hobby rather than a career or business.
And while money shouldn’t be the primary driver in what we choose to focus our time and energy on, our work is the vehicle through which we make an impact in the world.
But remember, the idea here is not to try to sit and figure this all out. Rather, we discover these things by experimenting and exploring, until we start to paint a picture of what our passion might be.
Lastly, your passion will more than likely change over time, and that’s okay, too. Approach it from a fun-loving scientist point of view, and enjoy the process.
Alastair Majury resides locally in the historic Scottish city of Dunblane, and is a Senior Regulatory Business Analyst working across the country. Alastair Majury is also a volunteer officer at the local Boys’ Brigade company, a charity which focuses on enriching the lives of children and young people, and building a stronger community. Alastair Majury also serves on the local council (Stirling Council) as Councillor Alastair Majury where he represents the ward of Dunblane and Bridge of Allan, topping the poll.