Tuesday, July 15, 2008

How to follow your passion?

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Life is "trying things to see if they work"
- Ray Bradbury

Many times question arises in my mind when I saw people working and doing something around me that "Are they really want to do this thing or they are doing this for the sake of something.

People are living their life without knowing the true objective of their life. "
Why I am doing this?"

"Does I meant to do this or something else?" , When was the last time you asked this question to yourself. If not this is the time to question yourself, you abilities and your dream.
When was the last time you enjoyed work you are doing? Very hard, right?
This happens with many people, but what are doing to come out of this phase, are we struggling to work in the way we want to work.
Following are some points which are important in order to follow your passion in the life:

What is your passion?
Passion is about doing something you love to do. It can be anything you Like the most. It can be work, a hobby, a sport, food.

What would you like to do if time was no restrictive, money not and issue and nothing to stop you from doing that?
For some, it’s a question people are afraid to answer because they might realize that

“why am I not doing this?”
"I love doing this, however I can’t because…"

I have read multi-millionaires talk about what makes them so successful? it’s doing something you passionate about and the money will follow.
All you need to find out what is that passion in your life. :)

Art is a important, craft is necessary
With the help of the passion you can get the energy and enthusiasm to do the work, but to so that work professionally you need to know the ins and out of that work. This will make you attractive from the Markets perspective.

As someone said "Do what you love to do and make someone else to pay you for doing it"

Remove the Fear
"Be not afraid of anything. You will do marvelous work. The moment you fear, you are nobody. It is fear that is the great cause of misery in the world. It is fear that is the greatest of all superstitions. It is fear that is the cause of our woes, and it is fearlessness that brings heaven even in a moment. Therefore, 'Arise, awake, and stop not till the goal is reached".
-Swami Vivekananda

We often go into loop of thinking about the negative consequences of the action. What will happen if I failed.
When you are dilemma think about the worst case that will happened? If answer is anything other than death then trust me it will only give you strength irrespective of the result.

Take the risk
If you want the different result in your life then you should start seeking different approaches in doing things. The major obstacle is the comfort zone. Everybody lives in his/her comfort zone which very difficult to break many times.
Just to check the severity of the comfort zone, try folding your hands. Now check the position of your left and right hand. Which hand you fold first ? right or left.
Now try folding the other hand first and then fold the other hand. How are you feeling now? Very uncomfortable.
We have been folding our hands in the same way from our childhood which has built the comfort zone, and now it very difficult to break to do just a simple thing differently. But believe me its not impossible.
In the same way risk are called risk because they are out of our comfort zone. So put your neck outside the shell and start walking towards your goal of life.
Many times the inbuilt passion is the best fuel which make the person consistent in following his/her dreams. But one energy source is not sufficient. Try to read motivational books, autobiographies of highly successful peoples. Neglect the people who is criticizing you. Make a visual form of your dream, it can be a snapshot (e.g. if you want to buy a car then car pic or if you want a flat stomach then its pic). Write down your dream once before your go sleep.
Take small step and it will make a giant leap. And you will achieve your goal.
As Tony Roberts, the great motivational speaker has said many times, “find the passion in your life and…live passionately.”

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Punam said...

I agree with what u said that ppl worry abt they want something but cannot get for whatsoever reasons. I deeply beleive that its possible to achieve anything in this world we have the "Will" in us. You might not get your goal so easily and this time, however you should try hard to come to that goal.
Thinking Positive always is an important entity.
There is saying that "Always aim for the moon, if you don't get that, you will atleast have a handful of stars."...Always aim HIGH!!

Innocent Warrior said...

Totally Agreed Punam. We have to be very focused on our goal and we should reglect all the other things which are in the way.

My aiming high we push our limits which leads to better me out of me.

At the end as you said there is always a positive side of situation.

Thanks a lot for a wonderful comment!!!