Money is said to the result of passion, and yet most people first aim to get money, so they make very little progress in their work. They cannot be happy, although the things they buy create such an illusion for a while.
A person who has a purpose and passion is less likely to be afraid, to suffer from indecision and procrastination. Why? Because passion is a natural fuel that drives a person on his way to the goal. A man without passion seems to be running on one place. He does not have enough energy to overcome even the most insignificant obstacles.
But, of course, it is not worth idealizing purpose and passion too much. Even having them, a person can also suffer from laziness and procrastination, hesitate and lose self-confidence when faced with uncertainty and suspense. The only difference is that one always has internal reserves that help to overcome temporary difficulties.
It is happiness to live every day with purpose and intention. But it’s easier said than done. Perhaps there are no more than 1% of people who clearly know why they live for. Or even less. Because it is difficult. So get ready for a long-term journey.
Step One: Set specific goals and create an action plan.
Your first step is to establish a number of specific goals based on your passions (there may be several of them). Knowing that you are passionate is not enough.
To make this process tangible and real you need to turn your passions into physical goals with which you can begin to work.
To start this work, it is helpful to ask yourself the following questions:
- What specific goals do I need to set for my passion?
- How can I turn my passion into several specific and tangible goals?
After defining your goals, it’s time to set a plan of action to achieve them. It should be based on your priorities. These are the actions that will bring you the ultimate use. It’s about creating a clear path to moving forward.
No blurring. Establish a final and clear plan for each day, week, and month.
Step Two: Set clear boundaries
People who can’t set boundaries often go astray because of the infinite number of distractions that life gives them.
Borders help you establish the basic rules of what is acceptable and what is not, what you should do, and what you should not. The presence of clear boundaries allows you to control your time and space with minimal distractions.
Step Three: Find Out How You Will Cope
Living with purpose and passion is not a straight road with perfect surface. You will undoubtedly fall down, experience uncertainty, suffer from negative emotions. the old way of thinking and limiting beliefs will prevent you from the new life. It is necessary to decide in advance how you will cope with all this.
Where to begin? First: take care of your health. Be that as it may, a person is prone to diseases, he lacks energy and willpower. You need to be healthy, to face problems fully armed. Concentration, confidence and attentiveness are partly a result of how well the body feels.
Further. Love the process, not the result. Focus on the journey and learn to enjoy it. This will help to face problems, rather with interest than with fear and apprehension.
Be always open to opportunities. Any problem has a chance to become better. For example, you use logical and critical thinking in order to correct a mistake. So, you get experience. Learn from your failures, and then each of them will make you stronger.
Do not take yourself too seriously. When we take ourselves too seriously, we often lose the feeling of curiosity and surprise, which caused our passion. Be open and receptive.
Step Four: Develop the enthusiastic person’s Outlook
Each enthusiastic person has a certain set of skills allowing them to move forward. These qualities are expressed in their decisions, actions, and the choices they make every day. They are not born with them, but develop them.
Here are the qualities they develop: dedication, self-confidence, courage, individuality, determination, discipline, generosity, optimism, curiosity, flexibility.
To develop these qualities in yourself, follow the Franklin’s method and devote one week for the development of a certain skill. After a while you will be able to develop some good qualities that will help not only search for passion and purpose, but in general will be useful for life. Just be patient and take it step by step.
Step Five: Consider Life Requirements with Purpose and Passion
To begin to live with passion in the heart and a goal in the head requires not only a mental shift, but also a lot of actions. This is what people engaged in their business do. They do not procrastinate and do not give in to fear. Every day they try to get out of the comfort zone, and also demonstrate willingness to take risks. But what is even more surprising, such people see their whole life as an experiment.
If life is an experiment, any problems and failures are just the wrong conditions. This means that there is no final failure. There is only feedback. It helps to make adjustments and continue the experiment until the desired results appear.
That is why enthusiastic people achieve a lot. They are not afraid to make a mistake and fail. Their whole life is an experiment, and they are researchers.