You know. I think a lot of us get caught up in the rat race and don’t stop and really think about what makes us happy. Are you only out to make riches or are you truly following your heart desires? I heard a great saying. I am not sure who wrote it, but it is so true….
“Follow your passion and you will never work a day in your life.”
If you really love what you do – it will fulfill and motivate you. My hope is that this article will help you in evaluating your journey in business and in life. You really can have whatever you want in life – when you truly believe it and put action to it.
People have different perceptions of the ideal life, and it ranges from obtaining financial freedom to something as simple as being able to spend more time with your family. Unfortunately, many fail to reach their aspirations because they can’t get a solid, clear picture in their mind or are confused about what they really want.
How do you know exactly what you want?
Write down all your possible answers to the questions below. Write down everything, no matter how silly or unimportant it seems. When that’s done, go back and circle five to seven items that interest you the most. Then evaluate and choose with your heart, not your mind, the one and only thing worthy to spend all your time and resources on and that brings out the best in you. Focus all your efforts on that particular desire. Those who are not clear about what they want and those who give up easily when the going gets tough will never get anywhere.
If you’re a bit confused and aren’t sure what you really want in life answer the questions below. Take the next few days and embark on a fact-finding journey that will be a life-changing experience. Get a pad and pencil and start with this first step:
1. What makes your heart beat with excitement?
2. What makes you happy?
3. What are you constantly thinking of day and night?
4. What do you want to do with the rest of your life?
5.What do you enjoy doing?
6. What are your obsessions?
7. What things make you jump for joy?
Now you may wind up with something like, “I want to be a professional dancer.” If you’re over 45 I’d say that isn’t too viable a choice, but you could do something related to dance or the arts. How about starting a ballet school for children? Or perhaps a retail business related to all things dance, promote the arts through working with struggling artists, or even managing a dance troop could be the answer. You can always read books and surf the net to help you in your search. The most important thing to remember, no matter how “pie in the sky” it seems, is to USE YOUR HEART. Others may disagree with you, but you should be firm with what you really want. Others may offer comments or advice, but the final decision is always yours to make. You should concentrate on what you want, not what others want.
“You only get one shot at living your life.”
There are no replays and you don’t get to do it over. Too many lives have been lived in quiet desperation waiting until – they retire, and then they depart from this life before “until” ever arrives. Don’t go to sleep tonight without making a decision on WHAT YOU REALLY WANT IN LIFE MORE THAN ANYTHING ELSE. Then spend a few days evaluating how to make it possible and make a living at it.
Begin living every day as if it were the last day you had – never leaving anything to be done next week, next month, or next year. There will always be bills, there may be storms and earthquakes and repairs – but there will only be one life for you to live. It can’t be put on “hold”! The outcome of your efforts may be in the future, but you’re living each day by taking steps toward that outcome.
Pamela Jacob is the owner of Artista Design. Being in business for well over a decade she delights in helping others achieve the successthat she has enjoyed. For a free consultation please email her at firstname.lastname@example.org or 801-910-4825