“Passion rebuilds the world for the youth. It makes all things alive and significant.” – Ralph Waldo Emerson
The fast pace and busyness of our day to day life have buried our passion for living. Most people live without a sense of meaning that makes them come alive!
It is very sad to find that the worst moment of your day is when the alarm rings in the morning for you to wake up and go waste your precious life at a meaningless work.
This post is a wake up call for you to start listening to your heart and find your passion for life.
Here are 4 ways to revitalize your passion for living:
1. Read Fairy Tales
“If you want your children to be intelligent, read them fairy tales. If you want your children to be more intelligent, read them more fairy tales.” ~ Albert Einstein
For years, my reading was only focused on non-fiction books. I only read personal development and business books. Then one day, I decided to expand my horizon by reading a fiction book.
That was an amazing decision. I was introduced to a fantastic writing style and a whole new world of imagination.
Tales are not only for children. They are useful for adults as well. They can help you find your heart, your identity and what you’re meant to be.
Most of fairy tales teach that a rewarding, good life is within one’s reach despite adversity.
By reading fiction or fairy tales, you’ll open a pathway into an experience of unbelievable depths and richness.
2. Do Something Scary
“Taking action in spite of any fear is the best way to feel more capable and confident in your daily life.” – Logan Marshall
Experience something that you’ve never done before.
The first time I camped in the dessert was a scary, yet so exciting experience. You can’t imagine how it felt having dinner around fire and watching foxes playing around you.
By doing something new, scary and exciting for the first time, you’ll broaden your perspective and experience. You’ll see life from a whole new angel and you’ll recharge your passion for living.
If you can do what you’ve thought to be impossible, you’ll break the limits and fly high in the sky of possibilities.
3. Start a Gratitude Journal
“Many people take for granted the fact that they live in a country where they have rights, freedom and opportunities. Or the simple comfort of having a hot shower and a warm bed to go home to each night.” – Logan Marshall
We lose a lot by taking things for granted. We need to have fresh eyes; the eyes of a child who sees things for the first time.
If we failed to be grateful and notice the simple pleasures of life, we are going to miss out a lot of what life has to offer.
Start a gratitude journal and develop the habit of writing one thing you’re grateful for every day before you go to sleep.
4. Travel Constantly
“The world is a book and those who do not travel read only one page.” – St. Augustine
I’m a big fan of traveling. I believe that it is the best life recharger of all time. You can solve all of your problems by traveling to a new place. You can grow ten times each time you travel. Traveling enriches your experiences and increases your joy.
Read this article by Derek Earl Baron who has managed to travel/live/work abroad non-stop for 12 years straight and counting! You’re going to learn how he could afford a life of constant travel.
His case might be a bit unique, but you will be inspired to use traveling as a life changing experience. As Derek says, “All you need is the courage to take the first step and a mind that is open to trying new experiences!” We are shaped by our surroundings. So, if you change scenery, you can change your life. Every time I travel to a new place, I return home with a boost of confidence and a lift up in my attitude towards life.
Now, it’s your turn…
What one thing can you do today to revitalize your passion for living?
Mohamed Tohami is a bestselling author and the creator of “The P.A.S. Technique: The World’s Easiest Way To Find Your Passion and Purpose In Life”. Visit his Transformational Motivation blog now to grab a free copy of his special report “4 Steps to a Life of Passion” and join his free life purpose coaching online classes.
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