Tuesday, 5 April 2016

The Deal About Passion

For some a life lived passionately is second nature. They seem to know the direction they should go in almost form birth, and everything always seems to fall into place for them. They are like a cat falling from a height- no matter what they always
seem to fall on their feet.

However for many people, it takes a sharp change, a crystal clear moment or a long journey of learning to find that same direction. It can be learnt, and you can discover it by spending some time investigating your own history. If you want to succeed in life, you first must find your passion, then harness it and use it to focus your dreams and vision.

The more you follow the path your passion leads you down, the more you achieve the goals you desire, and your life starts to fall into place. A person without passion can not change for they have no motivation to change.

While not everything we do is directly related to our passion (It’s hard to explain the link of doing the dishes with merchant banking for example) If we are assured in our passion, we do all those extra tasks a bit more gladly, knowing that passion will drive us through those bits we find hard and less enjoyable.

That is one of the secrets of living a life where you meet your full potential. While you’ll still need to do something every now and again that may not be enjoyable, the hope for the passion growing for the thing you love will help carry you through. One of the best parts of living a life of where you develop your own potential is its infectious. People want to be around someone with direction.

It’s like a contagious drug. You finding your passion and purpose will affect everyone else in your life- without you even planning on it. A life without purpose is a life without richness, depth and reason. However you need to direct the purpose to ensure your dreams are realized. There is little point in investing the time and effort into discovering what you want to do, see or experience if you then do nothing with it.

Whatever you have now, in whatever amount you hold in your hands will only increase the more you use it. We have a chance to write our own life stories into something that others will want to follow and look to. But it doesn’t happen just by dreaming- you need to act as well. If you want to impact others, you’ll do so by demonstrating your purpose by living a passionate life. The key is to be as specific as you can about what your actual purpose is.

For example many entrepreneurs think their purpose or passion is to become rich, when in fact it is to initiate, develop and create new ideas. The wealth is just one of the measurements of that success. Find what it is that expressly drives you and there you have your chief purpose. For instance, though you may want a lot of money- ask yourself why that its.

Is your chief goal to create a museum of your belongings? Is it to provide for your family? Or is it to have the freedom to spend your life serving a cause you
believe in? All of these indicate a vastly different purpose, even if all require a large sum of money. Making money on its own is unlikely to be your main passion
though for some it could be.

 However having money may help you to reach your goals and live your purpose so the drive to acquire money may be motivated by your purpose. It may be enough for you to choose to spend time at work for a longer day than otherwise or occasion or take a second job or start your own business, but it isn’t your chief motivator- it’s your end purpose that’s driving you instead.

If we lose track of our purpose, and get caught in the treadmill of life, it is at that point that we risk burning ourselves out and start looking at ways that are not aligned with our central purpose to get us out of horrible and unrewarding situations. This is our life, right here and right now.

 It’s the live we’ve been given, and then created with our own actions and accidents. But no matter what has brought us to this point, as we look forward we have so many options right here and right now to change and make a life lived with purpose and drive. It can start today.

If we don’t do that, if we continue to ignore our purpose, or never seek it out, then every day a small part of us, the part that gives us hope and laughter and joy, that part dies. It’s a pretty high cost when you see it in that light. If your purpose seems completely unrelated to making money don’t worry at all! Finding purpose isn’t just about finding wealth.

Matt was in a successful position as a banker. He was rising through the chain, and he was finding some success. But he was unhappy. He spent some time looking at what he wanted to follow for his purpose and shocked everyone when he went for a pretty major career change.

 He’s now working as an orderly at a local hospital while we studies to become a nurse. He’s found that the purpose he wanted to live for most was to work
alongside people suffering from chronic illness and shut away in hospital rooms.
It might not pay as well, but he managed to pick up a fair few tips during his banking times so the investments are going well, and he’s waking every morning happy to go to work.

He’s living life according to the purpose he was created for. Not everyone is wired to make money as part of their purpose. Whatever your purpose, it may not be the same as anyone else in your family or among your friends. This is about what you want to do, what you want to achieve. Allow yourself to dream your own dreams at reach your own goals.

Are the dreams you have any better or worse than another’s” No. All each of us should do is live our live by the purpose we hold deep inside us. Imagine how different the world would be if that was what everyone did. What an exciting a fulfilling way to live.