7 Steps To Finding (Or Creating) A Career You’re Passionate About

Living your dream is easier than you might think.

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You want to start living your dream life, but before you can do that, you need to figure out how to find your passion and purpose in life.

Do you keep working harder and harder only to find out you are getting nowhere? Are your courageous efforts getting you where you want to be in life? If not, maybe it's because you lack purpose and direction.

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John F. Kennedy once said, "Efforts and courage are not enough without purpose and direction.” 

Without these, there is no fuel behind your actions to create what you want in life.

How do you discover your purpose and direction in life? 

If you're asking yourself, "What should I do with my life? What is my purpose? What am I good at?", it  helps to tap into your own knowing about what is true for you.

Here are the 7 steps to finding your passion and purpose in life so you can start living the dream.

1. Begin by writing down your answers to these questions:

  • When you think about what you are doing every day, do you feel passionate about it, or is it merely a survival game? If you want to enjoy life and get ahead, it is essential to have a passion for the work you are doing.
  • What kind of things bring you passion and make you feel alive as if time doesn't exist? Are they hobbies, favorite pastimes, some kind of work that you are a natural at?

2. Contemplate each one as if it were a possible new career for you to pursue

Even if it doesn't seem possible.


3. Go back and think of each one again 

Note how you feel when you imagine yourself in each possible position in your future. Just close your eyes and imagine what each would look and feel like.

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4. Select the one that feels the best and most natural to you

Even if you aren't sure what that would look like in job-form.

5. Allow yourself to create a virtual reality in your imagination

See yourself joyfully doing this work. Feel how amazing it feels. Does it bring you a feeling of passion, purpose, and direction?

6. Take time to contemplate how you could go about creating this possible career in your future  


7. Write down the answers to the following questions:

  • What resources do you have to help you pursue this possible future?
  • Who do you know who can help?
  • How much courageous effort are you willing to put out to live your passion?
  • Are you willing to keep going if you fail the first, second, or a third time?
  • What can you do if this happens?
  • Are you willing to embrace your success when and how it comes?
  • Is living your passion worth it?

With a little effort and courage, your honest answers to these questions will help you find your purpose and direction in life! Then it is your choice where you go from there.  

Now that you know how to find your purpose, happiness comes after. 

Jennifer Krause once told Oprah that, "As long as you keep letting life ask you another question — and reveal that there is always more for you to be and do — you are unstoppable."


When you discover your life purpose and begin moving in its direction, there are unlimited possibilities that will evolve to take you beyond living your wildest dreams.

As you continue asking yourself more questions, like the ones above and tapping into your own knowing, it will keep you aligned with your true passion every step of the way and leads to a happy life. 

And living your dream life is soooo worth it!


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Nada Howarth is an internationally recognized Master Certified Law of Attraction Life Coach, Light Body Graduate Teacher, a Reiki Master Teacher, Instructor, Mentor and Member of the Support Team for Christy Whitman and the Quantum Success Coaching Academy. She is also the Founder and CEO of Nada’s Essentials Life Coaching, Caregiver’s Oasis and Essential Connections.