It’s one of those questions we ask ourselves on occasion, yet how many of us drift through life with no clear purpose or passion, letting one day lead to the next almost on auto-pilot?
And what is a purposeful life?
If you look up “purposeful” in your dictionary, you will find…
– Having a useful purpose
– Being intentional
– A meaningful pursuit
And what about “passion”? Beyond the romantic context, the definitions here include…
– A strong liking or desire
– A deep interest
What is your passion?
When we ask ourselves what our passions are, how easy is it to make that list? I have a passion for pasta! Not really what we’re talking about here, unless you’re referring to cooking and the love of preparing Italian food.
In our GoBoomerLifestyle.com blog, we will be sharing a broad range of insights from our own readings and experience, and from others on how to lead more purposeful lives, following your passions and deep interests. The categories will surely grow, but initially we will be exploring the topics of…
– Finding your passions
– Embracing your family and friends
– Giving Back
– Continuing to learn
Find your passions.
Here’s a first suggestion on “finding your passions”. In their book, “The Passion Test: The Effortless Path to Discovering Your Life Purpose”, Janet Bray Attwood and Chris Attwood provide a fascinating and relatively simple approach to considering and identifying your life’s passions. Their “test” leads you to identify your top five passions to live a more purposeful and fulfilling life.
We will look forward to sharing fellow “boomers” own pursuits of a more purposeful life in this blog. Refer to our Contact Us/Submissions page.