What would you tell your 21-year-old self? I’d tell her to wear sunscreen, drink more water before she goes out for the night and spend less money on clothes. And while there are other life lessons I’m sure she’d benefit from, one of the biggest pieces of wisdom I’ve learned is this — it’s okay to not have everything figured out on graduation day, or even four years later. It’s okay to feel like your next big adventure has yet to be discovered.
I’m creative by nature. I’m disorganized and visual and always conjuring up big ideas in my head. Sitting at a desk all day never felt right, and some days, I know I’m meant to do so much more. But, what is it? What am I supposed to be doing? How can I find my passion and make a career out of it?
If you’ve had any these thoughts, you’re certainly not alone.
A dear friend of mine (hi, Sarah!) recently introduced me to Clarity on Fire, a blog written by career coaches, Rachel East and Kristen Walker. The dynamic duo writes for millenials who “know what they don’t want, but have no idea what they’d rather be doing.” Sounds familiar, right?
Their blog content is designed to help you find your passion. Because let’s be honest, we all want our careers to bring us joy, fulfillment and ignite our creativity. But, it’s nearly impossible to get there without truly knowing yourself first.
SO, LET’S TALK ABOUT THIS QUIZ
Clarity on Fire’s Passion Profile quiz will help you identify your natural strengths, characteristics and challenges.
There are four possible outcomes, and depending on your results, you could fall into one of the following categories: Firestarter, Tribe Member, Side Hustler, or Thriver.
I’m a Firestarter, which according to Clarity on Fire, means I am “driven by an internal fire, a deep craving to create, transform and shake things up.”
I’m attracted to flexibility, rebellion, independence, leadership and freedom. I don’t like to follow the rules (who said rules were fun, anyway?) and I can’t help but challenge the way things are.
And while I learned about my key strengths, the quiz also helped me identify some challenges. For example, I learned I’m often distracted, impatient, not easily satisfied and overwhelmed by the amount of ideas I have (ha, truth).
This Passion Profile quiz has been called “scarily accurate” and for good reason. If you are struggling with identifying where your passions lie, take a few minutes out of your day and answer 11 questions. Remember to be honest! Don’t pick an answer because it’s the “cooler” one. Go with your gut for the best results. I promise you won’t regret it.