Living with Passion
Approaches to Living Your Life with Passion
Do you find life becoming dull? Is one of your greatest fears dying with regrets? You deserve a happy and fulfilling life, and obtaining one is easier than you might think.
The trick to living with passion is first discovering the things that you enjoy and using those things to identify your passions. Passions are not just hobbies or pastimes -- instead they are things that give your life meaning.
By taking a few monents to consider the things in life that are important to you, you just might find that you have several passions that you were unaware of. There could be an activity that could change your life right around the corner.
The Importance of Lists
Start getting comfortable creating lists -- they're going to be a big part of your personal development journey. To start, try creating a list of things that you already enjoy. For example, you might construct a list like this:
- I enjoy mountain biking.
- I enjoy spending time with friends.
- I enjoy playing chess.
- I enjoy learning about history.
The list can be as short or long as you like, but should be filled with an honest representation of activities that you enjoy, even if you don't have the time to do them every day.
Next, try making a list of things that worry you, either about yourself or the world around you. Do you often worry that many people in the world do not have access to fresh water? Maybe you are constantly stressed because you're not making enough money to meet your needs.
Finally, try constructing a list of ways that you feel you can improve the world around you. Focus on activities that you could perform today. Could you be more friendly to passing strangers? Maybe you would consider finally donating to that charity you've been eyeing up. No idea is too insignificant for this list, so try to be as specific as possible.
There are several other lists that you might find valuable to locating your passions, including:
- The people you care about.
- Your "bucket list" (things to do before you die).
- Places you'd like to visit.
Try coming up with your own list ideas when you run out of items to put in our examples.
How to Use Your New Lists
Take a look at each of your lists and try to identify ways that you can incorporate the items into your daily life. For example, can you think of any careers that are possible from your list of things that concern you? Is a possible teaching career the answer to your concern that children aren't being prepared enough for the challenges of the future? Could your sadness at seeing animals suffer be helped by some volunteer time at the local animal shelter?
Using the list you made of people you care about, find something nice to do for one person on the list every day. Send a greeting card to far away relatives just to remind them that they're in your thoughts. Surprise your significant other with flowers at work. You can find ways to do something nice for anyone with any amount of time and budget.
Start getting serious about two of your lists - places you'd like to go and things you'd like to do before you die. Is it time to schedule a vacation to finally see Italy? Are you ready to take a risk and begin working on your first novel? Procrastination can often be cured by just getting started on a task.
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