Happy Friday, everyone! I hope you had an awesome week, and I also hope you have been enjoying the past few posts! If you haven’t been following along, (shame on you!), we have been talking about the different obstacles that hinder us from making the shift in our minds that is necessary to fully pursue your dreams, grow, and have a satisfying life! Today, we will be discussing the importance of finding your passion and how doing this will eradicate every obstacle that stands in between you and the dreams for your life! Think about your dreams. What’s the driving force behind them? Is it financial freedom? Is it a better life for yourself and your family? Is it just an innate desire or calling that you have? All of these are amazing reasons to want to pursue your dreams. However, if you don’t possess one very important thing along with those reasons, it will be very easy to have your dreams ripped right out from under you.
Passion is the driving force that is necessary for anyone to be successful in pursuing their dreams and accomplishing anything in life. Suppose someone asked you to jump into a pit full of snakes. If any of you are like me, the answer would be simple- NO WAY! For someone who is afraid of snakes as much as I am, nothing would get you to jump in that pit- except for maybe your family or loved ones. That would be your driving force. If one of your loved ones or something extremely important to you was in that pit of snakes, you would jump in their without a second thought. You would be so determined to get your loved ones out of that pit that nothing would stand in your way.
The same goes for your dreams-your passion is your driving force.
When you are truly passionate about your dreams, there is nothing that can stop you from pursuing them. Sure, you may want to pursue you dreams for financial freedom, to have a better life for your family, or to fulfill an innate desire, but without passion backing those reasons any small thing can and will get in your way. The past few blog posts have talked about some of the reasons why so many of you can’t shift into the mindset you need to pursue your dreams: fear, investment, putting in work, and the opinions of others. Your passion has to be bigger than your fears,bigger than the investment, bigger than the amount of work you have to put in, and bigger than the opinions of others. When you have passion, you don’t look at those things as obstacles, you see them as part of the process. If your passion is strong enough, you will be able to make that shift into the mindset you need to pursue your dreams, not because you have to, but because you want to. There’s so much power in passion, so much promise. So where are you going to get it? Within yourself.
Passion comes from within. It is something you are all created with- you just have to find it. How do you find it? By believing in yourself, by feeling good about yourself. Passion can be found by seeing yourself as someone deserving, someone capable, someone important, someone worthy. You have to see yourself as a diamond. This weekend, I challenge you to find your passion. Remember, you don’t have to be average, you can be extraordinary. You don’t have to be a rock, you can be a diamond!
See ya Monday with a special edition blog post!