We can lose our life passion without realizing what went wrong, or how to get it back. As we all know life is a busy place, and without a passion we can easily find ourselves burned out, frustrated, going through the motions. When we lose sight of what really matters it’s probably time to go a new direction. But even though this is obvious many of us will stay in the same old rut that has kept us back in life for years.
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.
It can also save you a lot of wasted time, and energy chasing a dead-end road going nowhere. Your life passion is not always easy to find, but as you will discover, the rewards are well worth the find.
Discover your passion
Discovering your passion is frustrating when you don’t understand who you really are, or what you really want. Once you have a deeper understanding of yourself it’s a lot easier to align your career, lifestyle, and the type of friends you have 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. Maybe you’re living the dream life, and people envy you, but deep down you’re miserable.
There’s a real disconnect from your daily circumstances to what you truly want inwardly. Basically our career/business, relationships, friends, habits, doubts, fears, insecurities, and many other things can put life on hold.
It’s possible to spend a lifetime in an environment that doesn’t connect with your passion, aspirations, and true desires. As I mentioned before, without passion life becomes stale with no purpose, direction, or meaning. 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. For example: start brainstorming.
Start reading magazines, books, and articles until something strikes your interest. This can help your mind open up to new ideas. Continue reading things that inspire you: things that cause your inner drive to move you into action. Everything around us is an opportunity to discover something new, and exciting.
Your life passion maybe hidden 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.
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 discover your life passion.
Make your 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 money will come naturally. Here’s one example below:
Years ago Ray Price a close friend of mine spent 40 years in the meat industry before finally retiring. 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 for a little side money, and 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 lifetime.
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. I was his apprentice as a young man.
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 passion to my work.
Reclaim lost passions
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, and getting creative 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 with a little creativity from within.
Don’t ever let anyone steal you dream in life. You owe it to yourself to reclaim your happiness, and take your life back. Once you find your passion “go for it” with everything you got. Surround yourself with people who inspire you for success. Take time-out to figure out where your life is going, and what you can do now to meet your dreams.
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 find your life passion, and purpose