“Don’t ask yourself what the world needs. Ask yourself what makes you come alive and then go do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive..” ~ Howard Thurman
Have you ever ask yourself: “What is my passion, really?”. Honestly, It’s hard to answer. I don’t know yet what my passion really and how to find my passion.
For this week, I will share with you the inspirational quotes from the trans4mind.com about PASSION and from the Personal development article of Barrie Davenport “What to Do When You Have No Earthly Idea What Your Passion Might Be”.
“If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived? Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it become you and you will find great things happen FOR you, TO you and BECAUSE of you..” ~ T. Alan Armstrong
When you’ve found your passion, you’ve found yourself. When you’ve found yourself, you’ve found a wonderful, unique person who naturally attracts equally good things into their life from the world around them.
“If you have ever felt such tremendous enthusiasm and desire for something that you would gladly spend all your waking hours working on it, that you would happily do without pay, then you have found your passion.” ~ Sharon Cook & Graciela Sholander
Hegel, the philosopher, said: “Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.”
If you are like me, don’t have an idea what your passion might be, you may want to continue reading since Barrie Davenport offer us some HOPE. Here’s an excerpt of her article, She wrote:
The destination is already inside of you, you are the driver, and the road map is in your possession. Perhaps you haven’t unfolded the map or taken the time to study it. Or maybe you’ve shoved it in a drawer. But it is at your disposal.
As Dr. Seuss says so eloquently, “You have brains in your head. You have feet in your shoes. You can steer yourself any direction you choose. You’re on your own. And you know what you know. And YOU are the one who’ll decide where to go…”
For today, right now, I will spin you around three times and set you on the course to figuring out what on Earth your passion might be. Here are some tools to use on your path:
Understand that what you are seeking is inside of you, waiting to be uncovered. It isn’t something outside of you that will land in your lap or fall from the sky. Your passion is part of who you are as an individual. It may be buried under all of your preconceived ideas, limiting beliefs, fears, expectations, and confusion — but it IS there.
It takes time to uncover your passion. And even more time once you find it to figure out a way to make it real in your life. You can’t “dabble” in trying to find it. You have to make a real commitment. It’s called self-work. That’s why people take courses, go to coaches and counselors, take assessments, and generally expend energy to figure themselves out. You can’t do that if you don’t make the time for it. I’m talking at least a couple of hours a week. Can you give yourself that gift of time?
You must be willing to be brutally honest with yourself about how you feel, what isn’t working in your life, the things you fear, the people holding you back, the beliefs that no longer serve you, the lies you’ve been telling yourself. What’s the point of seeking your passion if you are only going to sabotage it with pretense and lies?
Traveling the path to your passion IS taking a step into the unknown. It is taking a risk with no guarantees. If you think there’s a way to make positive change without taking risk, you are wrong. I’m sorry, but that’s the truth of it. Risk is inherent in this process, so you must own it, do your best to minimize it, and have the courage to take the leap of faith when the time comes. Doing thing that scares you is a prerequisite for finding and living your passion. But here’s the good news: rarely do your fears materialize.
Finding your passion is like an archaeology project. You must separate your life into various grids and carefully dig around to see what’s there. You’ll examine what you find, keeping some things and tossing others. You may need to chip through debris and get your hands dirty. You may need to reconstruct some things or reexamine others in a different light. Doing the job properly involves a commitment to it. Finding your passion should BE your passion for the time being. Your commitment and patience will be rewarded with something precious and valuable in the end.
If you feeling the calling and longing for something more but have no idea what on Earth your passion might be, don’t ignore the call or give up after a few attempts. Make finding your passion the most passionate project of your lifetime. Commit yourself to it, heart and soul, with the faith that it is already there, just waiting for you to arrive.