Living With Passion
Ever feel like something's missing from your life?
You feel like you're in someone else's plan instead of following your own ambitions and desires.
So what happens when you lose your drive and nothing interests or excites you like it did before?
How do you get back into the abundance mindset?
You're in the right place.
Here are 20 bulletproof ways you can bring passion and excitement back into life again.
Lost Your Passion?
Most people have times when they feel like they're in a rut or don't have passion anymore.
They have goals and dreams, but they're not sure how to get there from where they now are.
The answer is simple: find your passion and take action.
But it's not as easy as it sounds. It's way more complicated.
You can do specific things each day to find and live your passion, and it's easy when you know how.
Here's how to overcome your fears, find your true calling, and live the awesome life you deserve.
How to Find and Live Your Passion
What Do You Love Doing?
What Don't You Like Doing?
How much of your life do you spend doing things you don't fancy?
Being honest with yourself is the first step in figuring out who you are.
It might even lead to discovering a new hobby or interest that could become your life passion.
Knowing what you don't want is just as important as knowing what you do want.
When you know what you don't want to do, ask yourself if those activities make up more than 50% of your time.
Eliminate, or at least minimize, the time you spend on these things.
Give yourself more time, energy, and resources to do what you DO want to do.
"Do less of what you don't enjoy and more of what you do".
Talk to the Right People
Sometimes a good conversation changes everything.
You can get a new idea or a new perspective that completely changes your life.
Talk to someone you respect when you're lost or confused or have no passion for life.
Ask them about their passions.
What are they working on right now, and how do they handle their ups and downs?
Ask how they got started and listen carefully when they talk about what drives them to keep pursuing their goals.
You might be surprised at how much more passionate you become just by hearing their story or applying their advice to your own life.
"Talk to people you respect for ideas about how to feel more passion for life."
Read and Learn
Another way to find your passion;? Knowledge and understanding.
There are so many books out there with lessons about living a happy, fulfilled life.
But passively reading isn't enough.
You have to put it into practice. Otherwise, it's a waste of time.
Read books on different topics that interest you and learn about what's happening in the world.
The more you read, the more knowledge you gain, leading to a new idea that could potentially change your life.
"Read, learn and apply what you learn"
Listen to Your Intuition
We've all heard the words "follow your dreams."
It sounds like a great plan, but what if you aren't sure about what your dreams are?
The answer lies with your intuition.
Your intuitions have been with you since birth and will never leave you.
You can tap into it and find your true passions without being pulled down by other distractions.
When you listen to your intuition, you'll become more aware of what feels right and what's in your own best interests.
"Follow your inner wisdom, listen to your intuition."
Try New Experiences
You can find more passion in life by exploring and trying new things.
You never know what you'll find.
If you're feeling stuck, get out of your comfort zone and do something you've never done before.
If what you're doing doesn't work out, do something different.
It can be challenging for people sometimes to find their passions.
They might not know what or who they want to be, or do with the rest of their lives.
But a journey of a thousand miles begins with a single step.
You never know until you try.
There's nothing to lose and everything to gain, so go for it!
"Try new things, and you might just find your passion."
Become a Better Person
What does it mean to 'be your best self? How do you do it?
Firstly, think bout what makes you happy and what gives meaning to your life.
What makes your soul smile while you're doing it?
Once you know, start doing that until it becomes your daily routine.
That's how you become your best self , by consistently doing the right things.
Live in a way that allows what you want to come into your life.
"Become passionate about being better."
Write About What Makes You Happy
Writing about your desires and what makes you happy puts them at the forefront of your mind.
And if you pursue them for long enough, you can bring those same things into existence.
That might sound woo-woo or new age, but it's not.
It's simple cause and effect.
Writing your ideas down is a powerful way to explore your motivations and uniqueness as an individual.
What would life would be like if it were how you wanted it?
What would you change? and what would stay the same?
Put pen to paper, or fingers to keyboard, and write.
Let your inner desires and passions come out, and design your lifestyle around them.
"Write about what makes you happy and how you want your life to be."
Visualize Your Ideal Life
What does visualization have to do with finding your passions?
Think of visualization as a mental rehearsal or picturing an outcome or experience you desire in your mind.
The deeper you embed these images and desires and the positive emotions connected to them, the more focused you become.
Visualization can be a game-changer, but it's only half of the process.
The other half is making a conscious effort to move toward, and live in line with what you're visualizing.
If you envision a fantastic body, don't reach for Pringles and a Coke.
Start working out and living a healthier lifestyle.
Align your daily micro-decisions and actions with who you want to be and how you want your life to be.
"Visualize your ideal life and take action towards it."
Be More Enthusiastic
Enthusiasm is an intense emotion or interest in something.
Fulfilment and accomplishment can't exist without enthusiasm.
You miss out on the beauty and abundance of the world, and you don't come anywhere close to being all you could be.
Take a step back and think about who you want to be and how you can improve.
Don't waste precious time on tasks that aren't going to make your life any better in the long term.
Do what excites you, even if you have to think outside the box and make some changes to your lifestyle.
"Be more enthusiastic and watch how the universe responds"
Keep an Open Mind
Keep your mind open to new opportunities and experiences.
You never know what can happen, so explore all your options before you decide or commit to anything.
An open mind let's you explore possibilities and alternatives you hadn't thought of.
Something will stick, and you'll find what you've been searching for.
Remember to keep an open mind, so you can seize opportunities when they come to you.
"Be open to everything you never know what you might find."
Analyze Your Values and Beliefs
Analysing your values and beliefs is discovering what makes you tick.
Your values reveal what gives you pleasure and brings you pain.
When you have self-understanding, the nature of your passions become obvious.
For example, if your highest value is security and certainty, you probably don't want to be an options trader.
It's easy to get trapped.
Before you know it, years go by without any progress being made on your goals or dreams.
Can you work towards your goals and passion with focus and enthusiasm instead of feeling overwhelmed and unmotivated?
Of course, you can.
The key is aligning your thoughts, habits, and behaviours with your values and beliefs.
" Analyze your values and beliefs and structure your life around them."
Don't Quit Too Soon
When things aren't working out, it's easy to lose sight of your goals and quit.
Sometimes it takes time to find what we want out of life, but the key, as with all success, is not to give up too soon.
If you feel stuck or unfulfilled, try taking some time off to explore other options before you quit or change directions.
Sometimes all it takes is one small change or a new idea for the light bulb moment where everything becomes clear.
When you feel like you want to quit, take a break.
Clear your mind and reset your motivation.
Then get back to work on it.
Quitters never win, and winners rarely quit.
"Keep going - don't quit. Usually, success is just beyond your current crises."
Model Successful People
Whatever you're aiming for in life, someone before you has already accomplished it.
When you learn how they did it and follow a similar path, you'll get there way faster than having to work everything out yourself.
There are several ways to model successful people.
Start reading their biographies, listening to them speak, and watching interviews online.
You can use these people as mentors or even emulate the attitudes you think would benefit you.
The inspiration and sense of direction you receive from studying successful people stimulates your passion and enthusiasm for life.
If they did it, why can't you?
"Modelling successful people gives you a roadmap to follow for your own dreams."
Do the Rocking Chair Test
Imagine a much older version of yourself near the end of your days.
You are sitting in a rocking chair reflecting over all that you've done up to this point.
All that matters is whether or not you're proud of the decisions you made throughout your life.
What would your future self think of how you're living today?
The Rocking Chair Test will give you clarity when it comes to making potentially life-altering decisions.
Imagine your older self, and look back at all that you've done until now.
When looking back on your life, ask yourself one question: Am I proud of myself?
"The rocking chair test gives you a new perspective about how you're living your life."
Use Your Talents
Figuring out your talents and passions is an essential step on your path to success.
What are your skills? What do you excel at?
Can you build upon them?
Can you teach them to other people?
What other pursuits interest you and where you can use your talents to become exceptional?
If you don't feel passionate about anything, in particular, look to your talents.
"Turn your talents into your passions. Be exceptional."
Face Your Fear of Failure
You can't live with passion when your fears control your decisions.
Fear of failure reveals itself, first and foremost, through your internal self-talk.
Thoughts like "I'm not good enough," "I don't deserve it," and "It's too hard" cripple you over time.
We all have obstacles and fears that stand in our way.
You're not alone.
The problem is that most people are afraid of risk and failure, so they don't take any chances.
The paradox is that there's no success without risk.
When it comes to success, failure is always a possibility.
You can't have one without the other.
Befriend your fears, become familiar with them.
When they poke their head out, cut them down fast!
"We all have fears, but you can't let them control your life."
Embrace Your Problems
It's easy to get discouraged when life's throwing obstacles at you.
They feel like they're unsolvable, and there's no way out.
Things are rarely perfect, if ever, and all of your problems will never go away.
Once you solve one, another one will take its place.
So accept that problems will always be a part of your life.
But by embracing your difficulties and looking for an opportunity, you can move closer to whatever it is you're seeking.
Think of your problems as opportunities to improve yourself and make your life even better.
"Embrace your problems and find their silver lining"
Study New Topics of Interest
When you learn something new and exciting, your dopamine levels increase, stimulating your brain and creating positive emotions.
The more you learn about a topic and the more interested you become, the better you get at it.
If you're in a job that doesn't have much opportunity for growth or advancement, start attending night school classes.
Do whatever it takes to pursue and accomplish your goals.
"Learn something new and see where it takes you. You've got nothing to lose."
Let Your Passion Find You
Some people are fortunate enough to already know what they want to be.
But it takes time, trial, and error for the rest of us to find out where our passions lie.
Finding your life purpose can be tricky- but it doesn't have to be.
The more pressure you place on yourself to find and live your passion, the more it can elude you.
If you can't find your true passion, stop looking and take your focus off it for a while.
How about just being your best self, living a great life, and taking advantage of any opportunities that come your way?
You don't always have to be chasing.
Sometimes you just need to let it be and give it time.
Live your life well and be the best person you can be, and let your passions find you.
"Live your best life and let your passions find you."
Things to Remember
- Asking yourself what you love doing is one way of discovering your true purpose in life, while learning more about yourself along the way.
- How much of your life would you say you spend doing things you don't enjoy?
- If you're feeling stuck, it's important to get out of your comfort zone and try something new.
- One of the best ways to find your passion is by visualizing your ideal life and then doing what you need to do to make it real.
- Find out what your values and beliefs are so that you can create a life to be proud of.
Best Quotes About Finding Passion
“Passion is energy. Feel the power that comes from focusing on what excites you.” – Oprah Winfrey
“When you have a passion for something then you tend not only to be better at it, but you work harder at it too.” – Vera Wang
“There is no passion to be found playing small—in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
“I have to face life with a newly found passion. I must rediscover the irresistible will to learn, to live and to love.” —Andrea Bocelli“If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion.” —Mia Hamm