Let's talk about chasing your passions!
When we are young, we are told over and over again that we can be whatever we want to be. We are told we can do anything, be anything and the possibilities are endless. Yet, once we are old enough to start making some of these serious decisions we are told not to chase our passion because it is not realistic. So what happened? Where is the disconnect?
Let me tell you, the most amazing feeling in the world is working towards a goal that truly interests you!! Something that actually sets your soul on fire and motivates you to do more than you did yesterday. The goal shouldn't be to build someone else's dream, it should be to build your own!
Here are FIVE reasons you SHOULD chase your passion:
1. It provides you with clarity of purpose.
When we chase our passions, the things that are important to us solidify and the distractions tend to melt away.
2. Your passions will feed you.
I know this may sound strange, but it's simple - when we are passionate about things, our other concerns go out the window! You will and can make it work.
3. It's fun... duh!
"Do what you love and you'll never work a day in your life" is the truest saying in the world. Passion allows you to remove the title of "work" from your actions. It is something that no one will ever need to tell you to get to work on. You enjoy doing it and can do it to the exclusion of everything else.
4. It allows you to remove the excess.
We have so much in our life that is not necessary. Your passion will help you develop a type of tunnel vision that will help you realize less is in fact more.
5. It will eventually pay.
Keep growing, keep learning, keep trying and it will eventually pay you very well.
“Anything that gets your blood racing is probably worth doing.” – Hunter S. Thompson
Passion is something that is given to us! You can choose to chase it and achieve it, or fight it and allow it to burn out. At the end of the day, the choice is yours.
Here are a few strategies to help you pursue your passion:
Your purpose is your “why”.
Let this be the mission statement that helps guide your life and influence the decisions you make.
What do you imagine for yourself in your dream life?
A great way to stay on track towards your goals is to create a vision board, a visual manifestation of your passions.
Step outside of your comfort zone every once and a while and do things a little differently.
When you change the way you look at things, the thing (or passion) you’re looking at, also changes.
Good luck with all your future passions!!!