The essence of life is finding something you really love and then making the daily experience worthwhile.
Last week on Favorite Quote Friday, I talked about living out of your imagination, and paid some last respects to motivational speaker Stephen Covey. This week’s quote, from another motivational speaker and self-help author, Denis Waitley, is all about finding your passion and using it in your daily life.
Everyone has at least one thing in life that they are passionate about, don’t they? I have many passions—art, silent pictures, human and animal rights, everything related to the 1920s—and I constantly feel the need to share these things with other people. That is one of the main reasons I started this blog. I want to inspire, educate, and find others who share my passions. And I am thankful that I get the opportunity to share my passions with other people; it is very satisfying to me. What are some of your passions?
If you can’t think of anything you are really passionate about, I’m going to give you a little project….
Grab a notebook and a pen or pencil. (You can also open up a new document on your computer, but I’m old school and get more creative when I have a pen in my hand.) Once you’ve got your writing materials in front of you I want you to set a timer for five minutes and begin listing all of your interests. After the timer goes off, look over your list and start circling all the things you like the best. The things you have circled on your list are your passions.
So now that you have made a short list of the things you are most passionate about, what do you do with them? That’s easy! You could:
- Start a blog
- Start a new career
- Write a book
- Invent a product that will help improve people’s lives
- Join/start a group and interact with others who share your passion(s)
The sky is the limit, my babies! Once you find your passion and start using it daily in one way or another, I guarantee that you will fall in love with your life. You will feel fulfilled, accomplished. You will feel that you have found your purpose in life. And isn’t that what we all want?
Have you turned your passion into a career, a book, or anything else that can help and inspire other people? Please share your experiences by leaving a comment below! I look forward to your feedback!
- A Pitch for a Company That Helps Students Find Their Passions (boss.blogs.nytimes.com)
- Find your passion (liberatedway.com)
- The raw truth about finding your passion (theuncommonlife.com)
- Stop Doing What You Hate (josephmfoster.wordpress.com)
- Sabbath MiniPost: “Finding Your Passion” (jasonnitzberg.wordpress.com)