How to Reclaim Your Life Passion

Losing your life passion is easy when other options pay more money, or they’re more convenient. In short term these options may provide a sense of security, but long term make you miserable. When we don’t have a passion in our work we can easily feel out of sync on a daily bases.

As human beings we need a life passion like oxygen to keep us in a constant state of internal motivation. Dreading each day to do something we hate is no way to live life. Here’s how it goes! Put your dreams aside, get educated, get a good job that pays lots of money, and live happily ever after. The problem with this formula is that it seems logical at first, but the end result many times leads to regret.

Years later we get the “what if” syndrome! What if I would have? What if I started that business I was so passionate about years ago? I wonder where would I’d be today if …. The bottom line is that it’s easy to play it safe, and follow our head instead of following our intuition, that inner call that pulls us another direction.

The good news about life

The good news is that no matter how things have turned out it’s never too late to reclaim your life passion regardless of age, or past.  To start over, and follow your bliss. To regain a sense of belonging that keeps nudging us with an itch to do something new. When we lose sight of what really makes us happy it’s probably time to go a new direction. But even though this is so obvious …  It’s easy to stay in the same old rut that has kept life on hold for years hoping that things will get better.

This is why people who never connect their life with a passion usually never get very far. Taking a step back can help determine whether your moving closer, or farther away from the things you love. Becoming more self aware in your daily routine can help determine whether your happy, or wasted time and energy on a dead end road going nowhere. Your life passion is not always easy to find, but the good news is that life rewards those who do, and it far outweighs the effort.

 Discovering your passion

Discovering your passion is frustrating when you don’t understand what you want. For example those in college taking out loans for a degree in something they have no interest in. Others are influenced to follow their parents, or peers dream instead of their own. Once you have a deeper understanding of yourself it’s a lot easier to align your career, lifestyle, and business with the direction you want to go.

Suppose you know deep down that something is missing in your life, but to the outside world your life seems perfect. There’s a disconnect between reality, and what you truly want.

Spending a lifetime in an environment that pulls us away from our aspirations is not smart. If you don’t have a passion you can develop one with a little imagination. But you will need to train yourself to think outside the box, and brainstorm new ideas that catch your interest. Here’s some examples below:

Brainstorming passionate ideas

  • Read Books: Start reading magazines, books, and articles until something strikes your interest. This can help your mind open up to new ideas.
  • Learn new skills: Learn the art of practice with new skillsets that make you feel awkward, challenged, and uncomfortable. If you want to grow you have to get uncomfortable at first.
  • Develop your curiosity: Successful entrepreneurs know this well. They ask questions, and have a keen interest in new things. Average people walk by opportunities everyday with no curiosity.
  • Motivate yourself: Surround yourself with things that make you feel amazing, and begin to move your energy, thoughts, ideas, and creativity in that direction.
  • Start small: Whenever we have a burst of energy it needs to be maintained with consistency. Start out doing small things without being overwhelmed with this new way of life. Big things often have small beginnings.
  • Dream Big: If you’re going to have a dream make it big. Why not? It takes just as much effort to think small as it does to think big. If you can’t do big things, do small things in a big way.

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

Reclaim old hobbies 

It’s amazing how small things that you’re passionate for can lead to great success. Reclaiming some of them old hobbies of the past with a little creativity can make you a lot of money doing something you love. What did you love doing in the past that you’re not doing now? Do you have that same passion in the things you’re doing now? Maybe it’s a money issue! You might be surprised how much money you can make doing things you enjoy.

You owe it to yourself to reclaim your happiness. Once you find your passion “go for it” with everything you got. Surround yourself with people who inspire you for success.

Every great dream begins with a dreamer. Always remember, you have within you the strength, the patience, and the passion to reach for the stars to change the world. Harriet Tubman

Finding hidden treasures under layers of the past

Your life passion maybe hidden treasure in plain sight. Sometimes it’s hidden in deep layers of the past. When you train yourself to brainstorm new ideas try to focus on things you love doing now, and things you loved doing  in the past. This process could help you reclaim a long-lost passion that can actually make you a lot of money. Sometimes you have to take a few steps back before you can move forward to improve your life.

Write down every new idea you can think of no matter how silly it is. You would be amazed at how many people have gotten rich from silly ideas. Let’s be honest. If you’re going to connect your life passion to your work you might as well make a lot of money doing it right? Brainstorming ideas is a great place to start. Do it often and it will help you expand your imagination.

Make your life passion internal

Passion is something that should always be internal. You can do a lot to change the environment around you, so that you’re surrounded with positive energy; however you will never be able to separate yourself from negative influence.

For this reason it is critical that you make your passion in life internal. Even in the darkest hours when faced with major obstacles, you can keep moving forward when your passion is internally ingrained within you. When your passion is internal success will come naturally.

Develop a passion for learning. If you do, you will never cease to grow. Anthony J. D’Angelo

Why it’s never too late to follow your dreams

Years ago Ray Price a close friend of mine spent 40 years in the meat industry before finally retiring at 65. He was a passionate bass fisher who never stood still, and found himself getting bored after retirement. So he started making bass jigs from home to keep his sanity when he wasn’t fishing.

Soon afterwards he opened a bass shop where he made bass jigs for the local community. Within 2 years he had several employees making bass jigs sent all over the world. After 3 years of retiring he was making more money than he ever did in his entire life.

He told me one day he would have quit the meat industry years earlier…. if he had known how much money he could make doing what he loved. He taught me a great lesson in life. It’s never too late to find your bliss, and follow your dreams.

He died the same day as my sister, and both of them had a huge impact on my life. Both were very successful, and taught me how important it was to connect my life with my passion. To follow your dreams and never look back with regret.

The road to success is not easy to navigate, but with hard work, drive and passion, it’s possible to achieve the American dream. Tommy Hilfiger

Final Thoughts

Continue reading things that inspire you: things that cause your inner drive to motivate you into action. Everything around us is an opportunity to discover something new, and exciting. Finding your life passion is one of the most satisfying things you will ever experience. Do everything in your power to connect your life with things you enjoy doing. It’s never too late to make positive changes, and start over with new beginnings.

 

7 Things You Should Do to Improve Your Life

When you factor in the top reasons to improve your life where do you end up? Usually it’s money, relationships, or some big dream you’ve put off for years. If you’re anything like most people, you don’t make a conscious effort to prepare for each day. You grudgingly roll out of bed, shower, eat breakfast, and head off to work. All your actions are automatic, and come natural from years of repetitious, doing the same thing over and over. You don’t have to think about your next step because you’ve done it a thousand times before.

While routines can make our lives easier, they can also prevent us from growing, and experiencing new ways of doing things. For this reason many choose a life of mediocrity, and never realize their full potential. Overtime their childhood dreams begin to fade, and reality sets in as they learn to tolerate a life they hate. Here are 7 steps that you can do “now” to improve your life.  

#1- Live in the now 

It’s hard to imagine that most of us are so preoccupied that we never learn to live in the present moment. All our life we are taught to put off happiness for another time at another place. We constantly seek fulfillment in people, places, and things. When we are not present we lose focus on what really matters.  Living in the “now” will dramatically boost your happiness, and sharpen your focus. It brings fresh ideas, and a deep rich quality of living that can only improve your life in every way.

Living in the moment naturally makes us more empathetic, and compassionate for people. We can actually hear what their saying without being preoccupied over the next words out of our mouth.  Developing this new skill will cause peoples trust factor, and perception of you to elevate.  They will love and trust you with their life. This is the first step to improve your life. Take time to smell the coffee, and learn to enjoy every moment that you have breathe. I highly recommend reading: The Power of Now by Eckhart Tolle.  Learn the art of living in the now.

# 2- Find your passion

Many people go through their whole life, and never find their true passion. Without a passion life becomes tasteless with no meaning. People who never find their passion usually don’t get far in life.  If you haven’t found your passion in life there’s several things you can do to find it. Sometimes our passion is hidden in layers of the past. What did you love doing in the past that you are not doing now? Another way to find your passion is to take time to test your life, and the direction it’s going. Are you moving toward things you love,  or are you drifting farther away. You need passion to fuel the energy it takes to live out your purpose. Without a passion it’s will be much harder to improve your life.

#3- Set goals

Once you have a passion you’re ready to start setting some realistic goals. Staying motivated is not always easy. Even people who have achieved great success find it hard at times to stay motivated on their goals. Setting goals allows you to fix your mind on a single idea. Something you truly want to do. Here are some areas to help set some goals: relationships, career, finances, friends, health, self-esteem, appearance, possessions, recreation, travel, spirituality, accountability, and personal growth.

Determine exactly what you want and make it time bound. Your mind will do its magic when there’s a deadline attached to your goals. Always make sure your goals are relevant with any particular goal. Your goals may cost you your friends, respect from family members, and even your sanity at times. If goals are not realistic, or relevant you will never get past these barriers. If you want to  improve your life learn the art of making goals happen successfully.

#4- Dream big 

Without a dream your day-to-day life will be more about survival than success. On the other hand any dream worth having will always come with challenges. Either way everyone pays their dues in life. If you’re going to pay your dues you might as well make the best of it. In other words learn to dream big even though there are challenges that come with it.

Let’s face it there are times when things don’t work out as planned, but that doesn’t mean we give up on our dream. You take past mistakes and learn from them so each time you’re faced with new challenges you’re more equipped to do things better, smarter, and efficient the next time around. This is the exact method that successful entrepreneurs have used throughout history. Having a dream is the foundation principle to happiness, success, and an amazing life. Do everything in your power to develop a dream, and it improve your life in every way imaginable.

#5- Reward your-self

Life is a busy place, and when we don’t take time out to reward our-selves we become less enthusiastic,and more robotic.  The best way to solve this problem is to start providing yourself with gifts to enjoy.  If you work on commissions set aside 15% to splurge on yourself. This might sound like bad advice, but think again. By encouraging yourself to make more money you become richer, which motivates you to succeed. We should take care of our-selves mentally, physically, and emotionally so life is more tolerable, fun, and joyful. Rewarding yourself is a great way to improve your life, and spice things up a bit. You don’t have to buy a yacht. Sometimes a great movie with someone you love is perfect.

#6- Let it go

Simply learn to let go, and let it happen. This is one of the best things you can do to improve your life. This is not about letting go of responsibilities, but the things you just can’t control. For example not every person is going to like you. Learn to except what you can’t change, and do your best in what you can. Let go of bitterness, hatred, and regret, and life will be a much better place to live. Not for the one who did you wrong, but for yourself. When we try to force things on people everything we do creates friction. We attract what we focus on.

With a goal you’re attached to the outcome. You measure your progress with determination to meet your objections. When you let go you detach yourself from the outcome, and focus your attention on being happy, alive, and alert, regardless of the outcome. Letting go will keep you incomplete control of your life whether you succeed or not.

#7- Learn the art of happiness

One of the most effective ways to happiness is gratefulness. There’s a deep yearning for happiness in us all that money just simply can’t buy. The art of happiness is to live present, and be grateful for everything. No matter who you are there’s always something you can be grateful for. As long as we measure our happiness with our stuff it will always be limited.

Make your happiness internal  regardless of your surroundings or circumstance. Focus on nothing except what you want your life. Then meditate on it day, and night. Happiness is a choice that we all can make in our life. The more we try to buy happiness the more obvious it becomes that no amount of money will fulfill our true desires. These seven things will improve your life , and bring more happiness, and success then you can imagine.

How to Shape Your Destiny For Success

The path of destiny has captured the imagination of philosophers, and great thinkers from every culture. We have discovered how to make observations and formulate fundamental principles to live healthier, happier and more successful. At least on the surface depending on how you define personal success.

Do you believe that you hold the power to shape your destiny, or is your fate signed, sealed, and delivered? The way we think about ourselves, others, and the world around us shapes our present life, and our future. In fact when you don’t shape your destiny it will be shaped by circumstances, and  people. We are literally shaping our life with every breathe we take.

“Destiny is no matter of chance. It is a matter of choice. It is not a thing to be waited for, it is a thing to be achieved.” William Jennings Bryan.

Developing a destiny for success

Developing your destiny toward a successful life belongs to you alone. What does success look like to you? Maybe it’s to make more money, become a better parent, husband, or wife. Perhaps your success is a lifetime dream you want to accomplish, or something else entirely different. Whatever it is ….. are you willing to do what it takes to make it happen? Here’s a few tips below that may help.

Be conscientious of each moment: There are those who seem to succeed in whatever they do, while others seem destined to fail? Both success, and failure are never a final conclusion as each moment passes by. Every moment you have is another chance to do things right, and create the life that you desire.

Understand your thoughts:  Thoughts of courage, power, harmony, inspiration, can substitute thoughts of despair, limitation, lack, and failure. Any achievement we possess depends on our method of thinking. Diverting negative thought patterns into positive substitutes can shape a destiny of failure into life changing  success.

“You are the master of your destiny. You can influence, direct and control your own environment. You can make your life what you want it to be.” Napoleon Hill.

Shaping your mindset 

Developing a deliberate mind-set: Many highly successful people have a intentional mindset toward accomplishment. The law of probability systematically works in their favor: but the average Joe will explain away his misfortunes as random coincidences, bad luck, or mishaps. He never realizes that his thoughts are constantly shaping his destiny.

Start dream building:  Without a dream life becomes tasteless, repetitious, and meaningless. Do everything in your power to establish a dream then take action at once.  If you want to shape your destiny for success be deliberate in every action you take to move closer to your dreams.

Define your destiny  

Once a dream is established it needs a defined avenue toward success. When dreams are not defined they become wishful thinking, and never manifest into destiny. Make your mental image clear, distinct, and define: hold the thought firmly: the means will come: you will be led to do the right thing, at the right place, in the right time. Earnest desires with a positive mindset can bring confidence, expectation, and relentless determination to make any dream a reality. Shape your destiny for success at once, and soon you’ll be living the dream life.