WHERE OH WHERE DID MY PASSION GO?
The definition of passion: 1. A very strong feeling, such as anger or love. 2. Great love or enthusiasm. (He has a passion for football.)
I obtained the definition out of the "Scholastic Children's Dictionary".
Some people live their whole lives never knowing what they truly love doing. They never find their passion. In truth, they've never really looked for it. Some have no idea there is such a thing even worth pursuing. But for those who have found it, they will attest it's the greatest thing to know and pursue.
I remember having passion. There was my passion for raising my daughter differently than I was raised, giving her the best life I possibly could. I had a passion for photography, scrapbooking, traveling, gardening and crafts.
Somewhere along the way I seem to have lost my passions. Situations started happening in my life a few years back that I have allowed to rob me of my passions. I have to take responsibility for that. I also have to take responsibility to get them back now. The time has come.
About 20 years ago I went thru some trials in my life that showed me I needed to make changes in my life if I wanted to live a joyful life and over a period of several years I made those changes. My life became what I felt was whole. Now it is time for me to learn from the tough times again and change my life for the better.
STEPS TO GET BACK YOUR PASSION
Setting goals can't be stated strongly enough. Without goals it's almost as if you are wandering through life with little or no direction. But goals give you a purpose and anaim in life.
DEVELOP GOALS IN THESE 6 AREAS OFYOUR LIFE:
~ family and home
~ financial and career
These are the key areas of your life. You can start by simply writing down what you want from each of these areas of your life. When you write your goals down, write them down by saying what you will do instead of what you won't. You want to look at things in the positive instead of the negative. Actually write them down on paper and put it somewhere you can refer back to them. Or write them in a journal or your computer. The important thing is, write them down.
For me this is not easy. Why?..........I don't know, but I do know this about myself, when something seems hard or uncomfortable for me I tend to put it off for as long as I possibly can. I seem to like the easy road lately and that has not been the norm for me before. I've always worked hard for what I wanted to achieve as far as my career went. But I'm realizing now that things I wanted as far as my personal life went, if someone told me I wouldn't be able to achieve it for one reason or another, I believed them and gave up.
Stop doing that! Don't let other's tell you what you can and cannot achieve. You can have anything or do anything that you work at and put your mind to.
Focus is important. It is so easy for me to lose focus. I remember back when I was a little girl, if I didn't like what was happening in my real world it was easy for me to drift off into a dream world. I'm still guilty of that today. I allow myself to lose focus way too often.
Losing focus causes you to not reach your goals, not finish projects and just go from one thing to another not really finishing anything.
I want my focus to be on the positive, the reality and my future. I want to concentrate on the worthwhile things in my life.
If you find yourself drifting, get back on track. Make yourself a list of things you want to accomplish for the day. Start off with a small list so it's not overwhelming. Once you finish one task, then you can go on to the next.
I also like to reward myself when I have kept my focus and gotten the things done that I wanted to do.
FINDING MY PASSION
Some people live their whole lives never knowing what they truly love doing. But for those who have found it will attest, it's the greatest thing to know and pursue. Finding your passion and pursuing it should be one of your life goals.
Everyone is good at something. Think back over your life and the thingsyou have done and write down the things you excelled at. If you're having a hard time with it, ask others close to you.
What gets you excited? What are your hobbies? What do you forward to? What are your dreams? We all have them. Do you want to be an artist? Do you want to own your own business? I mentioned earlier a few things that I enjoy doing. I think I do these things well, and now I get to choose which one really excites me. I can still do them all and incorporate them into my main passion. I willl read about it, study it, talk to other people that are knowledgeable on it and watch myself improve over time.
The secret to success is to do what makes your happy. Being optimistic is key. Inside every setback in life sits an opportunity. There is so much I missed out on because I chose to believe the negative. I am setting myself a goal of learning something new every day. I'm going to become like a sponge. I am challenging myself to become a better person.
I will seek out knowledge.
IMAGINE AND DREAM OF THE POSSIBILITES!
What do you want your future to hold?
Make it a great life,
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