1. Values: what you strongly stand for, believe and will fight for
2. Passion: what activities do you love to do, that you enjoy in your spare time, and would invest time and money to pursue
3. Natural talent: what skills and abilities can you perform to a high level with ease
Combine and find the sweet spot in the centre.
Clarity of Your Calling is the first step to giving you clarity and direction in life, be that personal or professional. For a simple but powerful exercise to help you discover yours, follow this 2-PART exercise:
Draw a 5-column table and label it as follows:
Activity, Passion, Talent, Opportunities, Total
List all the activities you love to do and then score (10 is high) in terms of how much passion you have and natural talent, then add them up
Focus on the activities with a 7+ passion score and a 7+ talent score.
Ask yourself "What is it about that particular activity that gives you so much passion?"
By understanding what exactly motivates you, you can then look at what else you can do to give you the same impact or fulfilment.
For example, I love cooking and I'm pretty good at it. However, the reason why I love it is because I love to eat! For others, their reason could be because they like to create new dishes, perhaps they simply like to be of service and feed people.
Having a high passion for talent means that you perform the activity with ease and delightful pleasure. Imagine your days being filled with such activities, how much more a fulfilled life you would have when utilising these in your life goal aligned with your values?
The magic happens in this second part of the exercise; write a letter you would love to receive in 5 years from someone whose life you impacted as a result of the actions you have taken towards your Life Purpose. Read it out loud with pride and see how that feels.
Usually, people will tear up after the letter reading as it will evoke deep emotions that tell you that you have discovered your calling that resonates with your heart and soul.
So give this a try and see what happens for you :)