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Finding Your Passion: Tips for discovering your true passions and aligning your life with your purpose.

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Good afternoon! 

I’m Kat, a researcher at Vision Achievement and today I have been thinking about the concept of passion and purpose. 

There are still a lot of people facing various challenges relating to their passion and purpose. From what I have read from the Harvard Business Review, there was a recent Deloitte survey of 3,000 full-time U.S. workers where only 20% said that they are truly passionate about their work. I have seen people who had the same problems and even me at some point. There are days when you feel like you’re stuck and unhappy after waking up in the morning and thinking about your work or school or obligations for the day. There’s a thought-provoking question here in the Philippines, Who Do You Wake Up For? But I think the better question is What Do You Wake Up For? This is where Passion, Purpose, and Reality chime in. There are some people who didn’t pursue their passion because of fear or societal pressure or especially external obligations like financial constraints and family obligations. It’s not uncommon to meet people who have put their dreams on hold or settled for a path that provides security but lacks fulfilment. However, the potential for connecting passion with purpose is immense and transformative.

An Article from Forbes about “The Great Power Of Connection Passion With Purpose” suggests the four “S’s” for evaluating your current situation and guiding you towards creating a greater impact.

Struggle: Life is a challenge with significant risks in meeting your needs.

Survival: The role is just for your security and it pays the bills.

Success: The role taps into your talent. Adds personal value by achieving or over achieving goals.

Significance: Creating excellence. Committed to a purpose that is bigger than you and is about impacting others.

We often find ourselves caught up in the busyness of life, distracted by obligations and societal expectations. However, amidst the chaos, it’s crucial to pause and reflect on our best moments—the experiences that have brought us true joy and a sense of fulfilment. These moments serve as guideposts, helping us connect the dots and uncover the elements that give meaning to our lives.

Evaluating our present circumstances and navigating through the challenges and constraints that hold us back requires courage and willingness to pursue what truly ignites our souls. It is essential to realize and accept who we truly are. Embracing our authentic selves empowers us to break free from the shackles of conformity and societal pressures. It allows us to define our own paths and make choices aligned with our values and aspirations.  

We may encounter setbacks and moments of doubt. However, it’s important to remember that failure is a natural part of growth and learning. Each setback provides an opportunity to reassess, learn valuable lessons, and adjust our course. With resilience and determination, we can navigate these challenges and continue moving forward.

Surround yourself with a supportive community, seek inspiration from those who have walked similar paths, and never lose sight of the transformative power that resides within you. It is never too late to connect with our passion and purpose. Take the leap, overcome the obstacles, and step into a life where fulfilment and making a difference go hand in hand.

That’s a lot to think about! We offer coaching and mentoring alongside our recruiting services because we know there’s so many huge questions and concepts that come with career transitions. Drop us an email at if you’d like to discuss anything further. 

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