Being Well Podcast: Finding Your Passion and Purpose
January 17, 2022

On this episode of Being Well, Forrest and I discuss how we can find and pursue our passion and purpose, and why it’s so valuable to have them in the first place. We explore what questions and strategies can help us develop clarity on what we find meaningful, what our core values are, and how we’d like to spend a big chunk of our time.

While many of us set new goals and resolutions at the beginning of a new year, according to research, roughly half of those resolutions are abandoned by mid-January. One reason this happens is that people often make resolutions based on what they feel like they should want, rather than what they actually do want. In other words, their goals and resolutions aren’t really in alignment with their purpose, which in turn happens because people don’t know what their purpose is.

  • 0:00: Introduction
  • 3:00: Why spend time discussing how to have a purpose?
  • 11:00: Nonverbal ways to establish yourself in your purpose
  • 12:50: Ways to be flexible that make purpose accessible
  • 17:45: Fresh starts help us retain freedom in the present
  • 21:20: How to listen to yourself when unclear what you want
  • 26:05: Getting feedback from others and abandoning doomed pursuits
  • 32:10: Moving past the inner critic and fear of letting others down
  • 38:10: Five questions to ask yourself
  • 48:15: Soul work and sacredness
  • 50:30: Doing what works to look at things differently
  • 54:10: Recap

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