What if you could wake up every morning enthusiastic and overjoyed about the day ahead of you?
What if the underlying dread of “going to work each day” completely disappeared…and instead was replaced by an eager, overjoyed excitement to do what you do?
Believe it or not, for some people, this is the everyday reality: They jump out of bed, eager to begin their work day simply because they LOVE WHAT THEY DO.
But most people are still somewhat behind this trend. These are the ones who slug through the work week eager to find escape in their weekend plans and parties…Only to dread Monday as it inevitably creeps up on them. And it always does.
Don’t let this be you.
But how can you find that one activity or cause that you love and get rich from it? Where do you begin?
One way to discover your true passion is to ask yourself some questions. Here are 4 to get you started:
1 – What does the kid in you love? – When you were a child, what did you enjoy doing? What did you want to be when you grew up? What were you naturally good at? See if you can tap into your inner child to get to a truer, more pure version of yourself.
2 – What would you do for free? – What’s one thing that you’d eagerly do for free just because it gives you so much joy and meaning in life? If you’re willing to do something free, you’ll definitely have enough passion to drive you toward real success as you creatively monetize it.
3 – If I won the lottery, yet had to build my ideal business (not using any of the funds I won), what would I create? – What would you do if you had absolutely no financial pressure yet still had to contribute to society in a meaningful way that paid you? Or, for those who prefer to work for someone else: what would you do if you won the lottery but still had to go to work each day? Where would you work? You might be surprised at what you come up with.
4 – What does my dream life look like? – We all have a vision of what our ideal life would look like. And although every current moment is perfect as it is, we should certainly strive for a greater vision of life (this helps us grow personally, psychologically, spiritually, etc). So imagine it. What does your ideal life look like? Where do you work? What do you do each day? Where do you live? Try to answer these questions in a serious way, that’s how you’ll get the most out of it.
Some people might say, “Yea, that’s nice but I just want success, why bother with passion?”
The answer to that is: Truth be told, most people don’t find or experience success unless they’re doing what they’re really passionate about. Your passion is your purpose…it’s what you were CREATED to do in this lawfully-driven world! Plus, success is a holistic experience that includes money…but it’s more than money.
Success is the experience of being genuinely fulfilled, finding meaning in your daily activity, personally growing, contributing and of course generating excellent revenue from these contributions.
The key reason you need to start with what you’re passionate about before achieving genuine success is that nothing other than passion has the power to sustain, guide, and drive you when you face the many obstacles or “challenges” that you will. It’s passion that drives all outstanding success.
When you’re working in accordance with your passion, you’re in flow. Not just with yourself but with the universe as a whole. So go ahead and find yours today if you haven’t already!
About the authors: Cece Suwal and Mark Brener are coauthors of the national bestseller, A Guide To Your Supreme Power and cofounders of The One World Initiative, where you can discover your path to money, love, power, success, life purpose, and meaning.
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