Are you living your life passionately? Life is too short to be slogging along without a sense of passion and purpose in your life. However, that’s exactly the way most of us live our lives. What happened to the exciting and ambitious ideas you had as a child? Are they gone forever?
You’re going to have to work diligently at whatever you choose to do if you want to be successful. It only makes sense to spend that time and effort on something that’s meaningful to you. Can you be more committed to your freedom and happiness than you are to your comfort zone?
Find your passion and experience life to the fullest!
Are these reasons keeping you from discovering your passion?
1. You lack the necessary experience. While a few people choose the course of their lives by the age of six, most of us need more experience to make that determination. You can’t know what it’s like to play the piano, race a car, or write a screenplay until you’ve actually spent some time doing those things.
• Passion comes from experience. Spend some time doing the things you think you might love to do.
2. You’re too comfortable and have forgotten what you love. Dreams and passion start to die as soon as you take a job primarily for financial stability. You quickly lose sight of what you love to do in the name of comfort and convenience.
• Spend some time thinking about and experiencing the things you once loved to do. It might spark some new ideas.
• Avoid being too practical. You’re more capable than you believe. Nearly any passion can be turned into a significant income.
3. Your ideas lack a creative component. People are destined to create something. Whether it’s molding the minds of children in the classroom, designing a skyscraper, or a building a string of dry cleaners, many careers thrive with creativity. No one fantasizes about working in a cubicle.
• In most cases, your greatest passions and utmost joy will come from something that allows you to be creative.
4. You’re projecting too far into the future. It’s easy to become discouraged if your passion will take a long period of time to achieve. Becoming a rock star or an orthopedic surgeon won’t happen overnight. It’s easy to think that all the steps leading up to a big goal are meaningless.
• But all of those steps are part of the journey and just as worthwhile. In fact, they’re not just obstacles, but learning opportunities necessary to make your passion a reality.
5. You’re unclear about your values. When your values are crystal clear, it’s much easier to make decisions and plot your course. What’s most important to you? Create a list of your values. You’ll find this exercise is highly useful. It will help to define you as a person.
6. You’re not good at dealing with discomfort. When you think about your passion, you might feel uncomfortable. After all, if you’re sleeping on your mom’s couch with $37 dollars to your name, how will you ever become the world’s most powerful sport’s agent? You must be able to step out of your comfort zone in order to change your life for the better.
No matter how you’ve been living, you can change. The difference between pursuing your passion and taking the safe, boring path is tremendous. Regardless of your age, you can begin living your passion right now. You give your best to the world and your family when you’re excited, committed, and fully engaged.