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How to Reveal Your Passions and Discover Your Life Purpose in 4 Easy Steps Part Four

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Last week we asked ourselves some challenging questions in order to discover what our true life purpose was, this week we learn how to face our fears, one of the biggest obstacles to pursuing our life purpose.

 

Step Four – Face Your Fears

 

I realised early on that by pursuing my passion of writing, I would have to face my fear of failure. As with any creative endeavour, writing is highly competitive. I started to think how hard it was to succeed as a writer and how many other experienced and talented writers there were out there. My fear of failure had made me question my ability. This experience taught me that our fears are directly proportionate to our passions. The more passionate we are, the more fear we will have to face.

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How to Reveal Your Passions and Discover Your Life Purpose in 4 Easy Steps Part Three

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Last week we discovered the difference between our passions and our purpose and learnt how we can start taking action to discover which passions may reveal our purpose, this week the challenging questions we need to ask ourselves in order to find our purpose are revealed.

 

Step Three – Asking Challenging Questions

 

The quality of our questions determines the quality of our answers. Here are some soul searching questions, designed to help you uncover your calling in life. Don’t forget the last question, which is arguably the most important of all in revealing your purpose.

 

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How to Reveal Your Passions and Discover Your Life Purpose in 4 Easy Steps Part Two

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Last week we looked at how what we enjoyed as children can lead us to our passions, a critical step in discovering our life purpose. This week we examine the difference between our passions and purpose and how we can start taking action towards discovering our life purpose.

 

Step One – Passion vs. Purpose

 

Although passion and purpose are often used interchangeably, there are in fact two very different things.

 

Passions can be enjoyed for their own sake, and you certainly don’t have to be skilled at them to find them rewarding. My passions were singing, scrapbooking and writing.

 

My purpose, on the other hand, was how I used one of my passions for a cause greater than myself. For example, my passion was writing, but my purpose was to help others through my writing.

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How to Reveal Your Passions and Discover Your Life Purpose in 4 Easy Steps Part One

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As a little girl I used to fantasize about being a famous actress. I would envisage walking down the red carpet arm in arm with a handsome actor who adored me. I remember how excited I was when I went to my first drama group. This, I thought, was how my rise to fame and fortune would start.

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