This one's a biggie and unlike many questions you're unlikely to find the answer on Google!
So, if you're asking yourself this question, the chances are, something's feeling a bit off in your life. Maybe your job isn't quite ticking the boxes it once was. Maybe it's your relationship - you've been together a long time and you feel like there's a spark missing, maybe your children are getting older and your role in their lives is changing again, maybe you just can't put your finger on what's up, but you just feel like there's more to life than this.
One really important thing to realise is that passion and zest for life come from within us - not from outside us.
If we try to pin our happiness on one single thing in our lives - our job, our children, our partner when that one thing changes, is not behaving in the way we'd like or perhaps we lose our job we allow it to take our happiness and our passion with it. If you're searching for a new career, it's a great time to take stock of the other areas of your life as well to make sure you're being energised in other parts of your life, so you don't make the mistake of relying solely on your career to make you feel fulfilled.
Ask yourself - when do I feel energised, what things make me feel great while i'm doing them?
It could be going for a long walk, swimming, catching up for coffee and cake with a really uplifting friend, volunteering, running, reading, learning something new. Make a list and then think about when the last time was that you did those things. How can you incorporate more of them into your daily life?
Take a look at your life as a whole and make sure you are committed to taking action in each part, doing things that make you feel passionate and energised. The areas of you life could be:
Family, Personal Growth, Work, Relationship, Friends, Hobbies, Leisure etc.
In paying attention to every area of your life and nourishing each area regularly you'll naturally become more fulfilled, more passionate and more energised without having to worry about one main thing in your life disappearing and wondering what you'll do. Even if you do lose your job or a relationship fails, yes it's sad and will take time to heal, but it won't be the only thing in your life and it won't feel like your whole life is over.
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