Yesterday I started to think about today’s post. What the h*** was I going to write about? Nothing’s happening to me? Lately, my life is the same thing over and over again. Work, food for kids, kids, driving kids, work, food for kids … dishes. I thought to myself, what’s a girl to write about?
So, I hopped on the internet to see what was new in the world: another shooting, someone loses the election, stars getting divorced, getting pregnant, etc. Nothing.
Then I called my sister. She’s going to be 50 this year and I told her that my 50’s have been fantastic so far! She hesitated and said to me, “”I want to figure out what my passion is. What I’m passionate about.”
Yes! Great idea! Which then got me thinking …
They (?) say that almost 75% of the population do not know what their true passion is. That people are not doing what they think they were meant to do.
Is that why there is so much unhappiness in our world?
Some people seem to find their passion rather easily. For others, we need help, a guide, some direction.
So, for my sister, maybe you want to start with these questions:
What puts a smile on your face?
What feels good and makes you smile. I believe that happiness and passion require one another – go hand in hand. Think about something that you do that brings peace to you when you do it. Peace is happiness and happiness is passion.
What sparks you?
Think about something in your life where whenever you do it, you feel engaged and happy.
What would you do for free?
Many people are driven by the almighty dollar. But think of something that you would do for free. Most people who have had successes financially started out doing what they were passionate about. Think about something that you look forward to – something that you could do all the time.
What makes you unafraid of failure?
When we do what we are passionate about, we have total confidence in our abilities. Think of what you love – when you love something you don’t see failure, you see success.
What do you miss when you are not doing it?
We all have dreams but life pushes us in other directions and we get far away from those dreams. If you were at the end of your life, what would you regret not having done? What will you remember doing as really making you feel good?
There is nothing worse than arriving at the end of the journey and having regret. I really strive to avoid that feeling and word … “regret.” This is exactly why finding your passion, and following it is so important.
I think it’s a great goal to find your passion. It’s one we all should have. And, we should enjoy every moment of the process.
Have a great day!