If you didn’t have anything to do or anywhere to go to on a Saturday morning what would you do with your time? Well, let’s clarify one thing upfront: if you are currently at a stage in your life when you feel sleep-deprived or otherwise experience lack of any “Me” time, I understand if all you want to do is to stay in bed and sleep in. In that case, read it as: what would you rather do or where would you rather go once you finally got up after getting enough rest?
Would you go to the gym or for a run outside? Would you read a book or maybe write one? Would you play music or work on your art? Would you spend your morning gardening or perhaps cooking that picture perfect meal? Seems as if the options in front of us are endless but you have to name the one you would naturally be inclined to go for without really thinking hard about it. That is supposed to be where your authentic self calls you, the place where your passions lie.
Discovering our passions helps to learn about our true nature. All of us have roles and responsibilities when it comes to our professional and personal lives. We have accomplishments and we have credentials to show for them, we may have earned remarkable degrees and have built impressive corporate resumes. We have careers or jobs and we might be good at what we do for a living. But in the end of the day all of us have varying degrees of job satisfaction and happiness with what we do in our daily lives. Learning which activities really make us happy and get in tune with our passions is very useful. It allows us to get creative and find ways to integrate those activities into our jobs so that we can raise the levels of our happiness.
“Everyone has been made for some particular work, and the desire for that work has been put in every heart”, said Rumi, 13th-century Islamic poet, scholar, and philosopher. To me, discovering what we are made for is a path worth pursuing. Saturday morning test is only one possible way to bring you closer to getting in touch with your true self. I learned about it at a recent personal growth session I was fortunate enough to attend here in our backyard in Vancouver with the New York Times bestselling author, keynote speaker, and former publisher of SUCCESS Magazine Darren Hardy and a number of other fantastic speakers. It was on Saturday. AM to be precise.
There is something to be said about the power of this simple tool in revealing our true passions. I am not surprised a bit with the results I got. Personal growth and professional development are some of the things I am truly fascinated with and this never-ending learning journey is definitely one of the most rewarding elements of my job and of all other activities I choose to spend my time on.
I am curious to hear what you discover for yourself once you’ve done your own Saturday morning test. And we can have a further discussion on how to incorporate your passions into what you do in your daily life.