It seems that we are all in search of our life’s passion, but what is a passion anyway? In short, it’s the perfect fulfilling combination of career, love, family, dreams and reality.
You may feel that spending a few moments thinking about your passions and dreams is a waste of precious time – what with all the other obligations tugging at your sleeve: career, kids, bills, errands, etc.
However, these few moments might just be the defining moments of your life! You could discover the one thing that enables you to find true happiness! In fact, most of us could benefit by spending more time considering our life’s passion.
Here are 8 tips to help you discover your life’s passion so you can live a fulfilling life:
1. Evaluate. What do you feel is lacking in your life? What do you have that fulfills you? Make a list, and consider options that bring you what you lack.
* Feel gratitude and appreciation for the good things you have that fulfill you.
2. Set goals. Write out your most important short and long-term goals and dreams, along with a plan to achieve them. Divide your plan into small steps that you know you can accomplish. For example, if you always wanted to open a clothing store, start taking classes on business or fashion at the local college.
* Small, achievable steps assure your success!
3. Don’t sweat the small stuff. Decide which of your stressors are small issues and which ones are large. Is that loud neighbor a real concern or can you let that one go?
* By letting the small stressors go, you can free up your mind to strategize ways to reduce, eliminate, or cope with what stresses you the most.
4. Analyze your time. Which activities take up most of your time? Do you desire more time for other, more enjoyable activities? If so, then develop a plan to restructure the time allotted for each activity.
* Make a schedule with your priorities and stick to it.
5. Consider your fears. What is stopping you now from taking steps towards what you want in life? Is it a fear that you won’t succeed or that others will think less of you? Do you fear how things might change if you are successful? Endeavor to fulfill your life despite fear.
* Facing your fears will make you feel empowered and more capable.
6. Make a daily success plan. Think of small changes you can implement each day to improve your life. Each day’s accomplishments will show you that you are, indeed, moving toward fulfilling your life’s passion!
7. Leave regret behind. Once you start feeling success in pursuing your life’s passion, you may wish you had started earlier in your life. Push these thoughts of regret out of your mind.
* To eliminate regret, remind yourself of this wonderful opportunity you’ve discovered that is changing your present and future!
8. Seek positive advice. Talk to anyone and everyone you can think of to glean positive tips, advice, and experiences. Seek out those people that you feel have it all – everything you may be looking for in life. Find out their secrets, their perspectives, and the thoughts that motivate them.
Pursuing your life’s passion can start you on a journey that brings you more joy than you have ever imagined. Following these tips and techniques will help you to develop a successful strategy for turning your hopes, dreams and desires into your reality. Enjoy!