Ignite Your Passion: Four Simple Steps to Transform Your Life
When you want to stay motivated, it is much easier when you feel passionately about what you are doing.† Passion can drive us forward toward amazing accomplishments, but we first must ignite that passion and allow it to take hold in our lives.† Read on to find out how to find and harness your passion to help you transform your life.†
I find it fascinating to listen when people are really talking about something about which they feel passionately. Their voice becomes stronger.† They speak more rapidly. †Sometimes they speak louder. Their voice quality changes in a way that moves the words they are saying from their mouth, into their throat, and then to their chest.† My impression is always that the words are now coming from their heart.
The transformation is pretty remarkable.† Ordinary conversations turn into passionate speeches.† The difference is that their passion has been ignited.†
If you want to ignite the passion in your life, follow these simple steps:†
Step 1:† Be willing to allow passion into your life.†
This may sound strange, but some people are most comfortable living with a degree of numbness.† Living passionately demands energy, commitment and playing at 100%.† That isnít always comfortable, but the rewards for allowing yourself to be passionate about something near and dear to your heart are beyond measure.†
Step 2:† Allow yourself to connect with the things that are most important to you.†
Step 3: †Take action.
Passion isn't just about being interested in something that is important.† Passion is about action.† Your passion compels you!† Sitting back isnít an option.† When you feel passionately about something, it is like that song that compels you to move when you hear it.† When you have that reaction to something, it is likely that youíve found something about which you are passionate.†
Step 4: Make sure that you don't derail that passion with limitations.
Sometimes the issue about which you feel passionate seems too big.† You wonder, "What can I do?† Iím only one person.† How can I make a difference in this area?"
The truth is that one person CAN make a difference.† If you feel passionately about something, you tend to talk with others about it, and that passion shows through.†† You ignite passion in others.† Then it isnít just a single person tackling a huge problem.† It is a groundswell of passionate individuals, uniting and bringing about the synergy that is so amazing when like-minded individuals pull together toward a common goal.††
The truth is that your limitations are only in your mind, but they can stop you before you start.† While you may encounter obstacles, there are always ways around them and through them.† Before you stop yourself with your limitations, ask yourself "What would I do if I knew I could not fail?"† Identify what resources you need in order to be successful.†
Passion can drive us forward toward amazing accomplishments, but we first must ignite that passion and allow it to take hold in our lives.† When it does, our lives take on a meaning that feeds that passion and brings immense joy.†
Source: Free Articles from ArticlesFactory.com
ABOUT THE AUTHOR
Linda Pucci, Ph.D. is a psychologist, life coach, trainer and owner of InnerResourceCenter, LLC. She has 30 years of experience helping people overcome obstacles, change their lives, and reach goals they had not thought possible using her solution focused approach. She specializes in helping people get unstuck from negative emotions and limiting beliefs that sabotage their happiness. Get additional free tips and challenges for getting unstuck from her Inner Resources report†.† Contact†her to find out†her audio CD/workbook program: Discover Your Life's Purpose: 7 Steps to a†Life of Meaning & Authenticity† by going to†http://www.InnerResourceCenter.com . ††