A Reader Asks,
I am interested on how you tapped into a passion and executed your plan? that changed your life. I have not tapped into a real passion yet and I’m hoping for a pointer in that direction. I’m interested in what you have to say…
This is great question and one that I get asked very often.
It may be one of the most difficult aspects for people get sorted out prior to making big changes in their life.
There are 3 simple steps one can take to find, develop, and pursue their passion.
But before we can honestly uncover what our purpose and meaning in life is, we must first work on ourselves.
See, a common misconception is that if we can just find something we love to do, and do it, then everything else will fall into place.
The problem with this is that it bypasses and ignores the majority of areas keeping us from finding that passion in the first place.
There is no such thing as a ‘quick fix’ or magic bullet.
I’d love to tell you that if you love painting you should drop everything you’re doing, move to Italy, and become a painter. The rest will work itself out.
Unfortunately it doesn’t work that way.
Yes, if you love painting you should paint.
It’s going to be a vital part of who you are, your personal development, and your adventure in achievement.
It may even be your passion, but it’s not going to be the entire solution for you just yet.
The truth is that we must work harder on developing ourselves than anything else.
Doing so allows for us to do or be anything we wish.
True passion is born from fulfillment.
Fulfillment comes from having the proper balance in your life.
Most do not realize that it’s possible to have multiple passions in life. Not just one.
As I write this I have a huge list of fulfilling and passionate goals that I currently am working towards.
Some are new-found, some I’ve always imagined, but they are all very meaningful.
Now, there are three simple steps virtually anyone can take to find their passion.
If you’re truly interested in finding and developing your passion, and if you’re willing to listen, I’d like to share them with you now.
1) Figure Out Your ‘Why’
For many, the desire to pursue their passion typically stems from a current lack of fulfillment with their current circumstances.
Ask yourself why you’d like to change your life or what it may be missing.
What are the reasons?
It’s surprising how many individuals are out there who aren’t really happy with where they are (or what they’re acquiring out of their life).
They are looking and searching for more (as they should be).
Their reasons could be financial, personal or physical.
Really digging in an getting to the specifics can help out greatly.
If your pain points are monetary, what are the reasons?
Do you have too much debt?
Would you like more savings/security?
Is your work-life and home-life balance suffering?
If your personal relationships are suffering (or lacking), why?
Are you attracting the wrong people?
Having family troubles or holding on to relationships?
Perhaps you’re having difficulty with your physical health and wellness.
What are the obstacles in your way?
All of these perceived or experienced shortfalls play a part in reminding us that there is much more out there for us to acheive, accomplish and experience.
And that’s a good thing.
2) Use the ‘Why’ to Move on to the ‘How’
Be as specific and honest with yourself as possible here.
The more detail the better.
If you can find and expand on those details you will be able to uncover the missing ‘links’ in the process that can get you in to gear.
Using the aforementioned examples you can see how simple it is find your how.
By knowing exactly what adversity you are facing it becomes very simple to look in the opposite direction.
See, the great thing about a problem is that it cannot exist without a solution.
Failure (or perceived failure) cannot be without success.
Wrong does not exist without right.
Too many people get wrapped up and tangled in what they view as a problem or what’s wrong with their life.
By shifting attention directly to the opposite – the solution – adversity becomes much less difficult to deal with and a lot more manageable.
3) What Will Get You From A to B?
Now that you know what solutions to focus on you must figure out what is going to get you there.
What is needed or necessary to go from where you are right now to where you want to be?
The great part about working out this equation is that you can break things down in to smaller steps or goals.
Let’s say one of your solutions is to reduce or eliminate your debt.
You can start by singling out the highest interest credit card you’re paying and start by paying it off.
Then move on to the next. And so on.
There are a number of credit solution programs to choose from.
Books on finance, savings, and debit solution are not on short supply either.
You can even speak with a debt counselor to work out a plan that best fits your current circumstance.
That’s just one example of how there are many solutions and actions to be applied to what some perceive to be the biggest problem in their life.
With each milestone you hit you can start accruing victories, celebrating your wins and successes and build that upward momentum to keep you going and going.
Great, But How Does This Help Me Find My Passion?
Well, once you find the wholeness and completeness within yourself, the rest of the world opens up to you.
Think about it.
If you work on developing just one area of your life it directly affects the other two vital areas.
By increasing your health and wellness you become more energetic and motivated.
You then become more productive and successful in your work and ultimately happier.
By being happier you have a better time with your loved ones and in your relationships.
This process creates an upward spiral of growth (that works in any direction).
The goal is fulfillment in all three areas.
This ultimately removes the tension and distractions, allowing you focus freely on your passions.
It also allows you to see and feel things much differently than you ever have before.
With your finances, relationships and wellness in order – now what’s stopping you from making that trip to Italy to paint?
In fact, it would be a disservice to you by not taking the trip.
At this level your personal fulfillment and quality of lifestyle need to be nourished and enriched.
You’re able to find multiple passions and work toward things you never thought were possible.
Right now we all have passions, wants and desires out of life just waiting to be untapped.
The key to finding and achieving them is first unlocking your potential from within.
It’s a small shift in thinking and philosophy but makes a world of difference in what you do with your life.
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