My passion is to write well enough that others can relate and understand my words and find freedom in my knowledge and wisdom. So what am I passionate about? "Life and Writing".
There’s one thing I’m absolutely sure about and that’s when you find your passion you will know. It’s that one thing that will motivate you to get out of bed in the morning, have you smiling when you think about it, make your feel alive, and give you that feeling of “Yeah Boy”. I have never been as passionate about anything as I am about my writing. It doesn't matter where I'm at, I could be in the super market or out having dinner and if something of substance comes to mind I’ll write it on whatever's available a piece of tissue, napkin or circular. If I’m lying in the bed in the middle of the night and something hit me, I’ll jump up and turn on my laptop and get to writing. Yes, your passion will feel like a job, but you won’t mind doing it. I’m sorry but I have to disagree with people that say it won’t. Heck, I do more working for myself than when I was working in Corporate America in Human Resources, but the difference is “I love it”. I love what I do.
I really struggled with finding my passion, because I disagree with what a lot of Life Coaches say about how you go about finding it. Let me explain. I always knew I wanted to help women, but I didn’t find "Passion" in it when I was working with women in my past, because it wasn't my time. I wasn’t ready. My foundation in God was weak and my knowledge of self was lacking, so it would've been like the blind leading the blind. So I’m not going to fill your head up with all the typical ways of finding your passion, but I will share with you what I have observed and what has worked for me.
Most of us find our passion in our experiences. We find it when we finally get up and take action and try new things. I truly believe if you keep doing what you always did you will keep getting the same results. So, switch it up. You can only tell what you truly love to do after the experience of doing it and noticing how it made you feel. You will never become passionate about something sitting around doing nothing or continuing to do what you’ve always done. Put yourself in a position to experience something new.
Have a complete new experience, meet someone new, learn something new, read something new, go somewhere new. Even if it’s visiting an old idea, like wanting to be a stylist. Find a new approach to it, take a trip to fifth avenue, call a top stylist and volunteer. It is in the experience we feel and find our passion.
If what you’re currently doing don’t satisfy you, don’t try to enhance your skills at a profession that is unfulfilling and definitely don’t base your experiences on the skill set you’ve already acquired. It’s not about what you already know and feel comfortable doing. Finding your passion may mean doing something you love and acquiring a whole new set of skills.
We will never know where our journey will take us, we just have to be willing to take action and experience the journey and let our passion ignite naturally.
I just need you to show up and stay dedicated to becoming a better version of yourself by working on your goals and dreams and keep dedicating yourself to finding new experiences and I’ll guarantee you those exciting moments will keep finding you.
Sometimes you just have to pick a direction and pursue it with passion and create your own experience.