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Why being a life passion seeker ensure "this, or better."
the subtle art of following your dreams and not accepting a life that sucks
My son, all of age 10, loves his sports: Baseball and Soccer. My husband and I are constantly shlepping him from his practices all week long and we cheer him on in his weekend games.
To us, he’s pretty incredible in both sports. His coaches say the same. We are blessed.
Tonight Jackson had practice for both. He went to soccer first, then changed in the car as I drove him to Baseball practice.
As I was kissing him goodnight. I asked him, “ So Jackson, how were your practices today?”
He promptly replied “Good.”
I wanted to dig a little deeper. “What was your favorite tonight?”
I was sure he was going to say Soccer. I know he’s good in both but out of all of the players in soccer, he is truly a star. This last weekend he scored 4 goals - all the goals for his team. He knows how to kick, pivot, assist and score. He has amazing potential, and it’s evident more so amongst his team, where all the players, as cute as these 10 year olds are, are just … kids. Jackson could go on later and play for College or professionally. He’s that good. His couch tonight was constantly giving him praises.
At Baseball he’s good. But so are quite a few other kids. In his team he is a great Team player but not sure if he shines brightly as “the Star”. Still, he is a strong player.
So I was sure he’d say “soccer” as his favorite game tonight.
He responded, “Baseball was my favorite Mummy.”
I was inwardly surprised. I didn’t show it. “Why?”
“Because I had more fun”, he responded matter-of-factly.
And this, my friends, is the difference between doing and GREATNESS. Doing something you love - that you are passionate about - matters.
I believe in being a life passion seeker. That means, taking the path less traveled, and dreaming big. So many people don’t do that. They just stick to the routine, within the box, following what they think they are supposed to do.
Have you had a burning desire most of your life to do something amazing? Have you ever felt that you want to live the extraordinary, instead of the ordinary? Do you feel REALLY GOOD when you think about the things you REALLY LOVE to do?
What you really love to do is YOUR LIFE PASSION.
So how do you follow your LIFE PASSION full time? With no distractions, no “something else”, no unhappy day job, no unhappy life. Instead - A LIFE FULFILLED?
This could be simply a shift in your “day job”, or a different view of life, or a completely DIFFERENT life. It could be small. It could be large. It could be an entire “sea change”.
But the DIFFERENCE is this: if you make a change, it HAS to be “THIS or better”. There’s no point swapping one miserable career or life for another. If you feel like you are a in a dead-end job, sucking your personal time, stressed with no time for self or family, you don’t want to change that for a similar life. That just sucks. It has to be a new life where you have plenty of time for you and your family, tons of creative freedom, and to be you. See my point? “This, or better”. Actually, just “better”.
The Key is to identify your "life passion." What is your life passion? What have you been dreaming about so hard that it eats you up inside for not doing it?
What do you like to do more than anything? Love to do?
If you had the time to focus on something that made you feel good, that you think provides value to the world, what would that be?
We were not all creative equal. But we all have the ability to rise above and live an extraordinary life, achieve extraordinary things, and be extraordinary in who we are, what we do, and what we achieve.
It all starts with your warrior mindset + your daily habit, which is carefully designed from building your awesome life passion plan. This means,…. planning out how you get to achieving and living your life passion, or passions.
There are many reasons why we are not living our LIFE PASSION. Sometimes we were dealt with certain cards, especially in our younger years (as these traumas stick with us the most), and we feel we just have to live with the cards dealt. Sometimes we don't know HOW to pursue what we really want, because we don't know the steps to take. Sometimes we don't think we deserve that amazing DREAM to come TRUE. Whatever it is, I want to help you make that shift, incrementally through taking a BIG look INSIDE (inner work), getting CLEAR with what you REALLY want, and creating a GAME PLAN <> STRATEGY to actualize your real dreams - to live your LIFE PASSION.
This is why being a Life Passion Seeker is the quest itself. Once you take that path, you will start to discover up the road all your dreams ready to be delivered to you. But you have to GET ON THAT PATH.
I have and audio podcast over here that helps you build on that life passion plan. It’s a 10 min exercise
I also coach entrepreneurs, creatives and life passion seekers on getting on, and achieving their life passions. Just find time for a free clarity call below if you are keen.
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