Do you find yourself wondering if the direction your life has taken is really the direction it was meant to take? Or wondering what your purpose is? In your ongoing effort to live a life of intention, you must determine your heart’s desire.
We Are Almost Always Discouraged From Following Our Heart
From a very young age, our well-intentioned teachers, coaches, parents, and family members try to guide us in a direction that will bring us the greatest success. This includes educational, extracurricular, and career choices that will be respectable, prosperous, and stable. Although their heart is in the right place, this often leaves us abandoning our passions. For example, being discouraged to pursue a career in art, music, acting, or dance because they are too competitive and too hard to make money doing.
I’m a firm believer that it is never too late to pursue a dream, but the dream may change—or need to evolve. You may have spent the last 20 years wishing you had pursued your dreams of pro-football. At 40 something it is too late, but maybe you can coach the next generation. Or, maybe you used to enjoy painting but your passion for it is fading. Not to worry, because there is always more passion.
To identify your heart’s desire, all you have to do is start paying attention to what brings you joy, what makes you feel alive, and what it is you daydream about doing. Once you identify what your passions are, set an intention—and keep your eyes open for the opportunities that arise.