I've found, for myself and for my personal life coaching clients, that it is useful advice. But not always easy to follow. Same as "follow your bliss!" OK, but what if I don't know what is my bliss?
Good question! Many people struggle to clarify their bliss, or passion or purpose, or what really matters to them? They read books, they go to workshops, they watch videos but, too often, they don't "find" what they're looking for.
What I suggest is, sure, do all that research stuff AND try it out. Do stuff. Create stuff. Bring into being results you truly care about. Start small. Scale up. In time, as you develop the capacity to create results that matter and confidence in yourself and that capacity, bigger stuff will occur to you. Create it!
With all of the clients I've worked with who took this advice and practiced it, somewhere along the line their passion, their bliss their "deep gladness" emerged. They didn't so much find it as create it.
So explore, experiment, try things out, learn from your own experience. (Did you know that experiment and experience both stem from the Latin root prier - "to try"? True! So try lots of things. Create lots of creations. Produce lots of results. As you do, you'll get clearer and clear about what really matters most to you.
Here's another way to look at the intersection between your passion and the world's hunger.
As you try things, explore, and experiment, use this diagram (or the notion it conveys) as a kind of target. It's a little more complex, but, I think, still useful in helping you create what truly matters most to you.
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