Are you looking for your passion?
Have you ever said “I’m just not passionate about what I do”?
Heck, I personally have expressed part of the reason why I left my career in the Corporate World as that I no longer knew what I was passionate about and I wanted to take some time to figure it out.
Well, thank goodness! I have been disabused of that terrible notion. 😜 I’ve learned that you don’t ‘lose’ your passion. It’s not something that can be found. Its always there inside of you but like electricity, you may have just turned the light switch OFF. So then, how do we flip the switch and get the lights back ON?
If you’re ready to have your “lack of passion” excuse (yup, I’m calling it like I see it) for not taking action or making progress taken away….(mine was!) then continue reading and as you do, ask yourself- Which light switch is MINE? Ready?…Read on!
4 Light Switches you can flip to turn ON your passion—-
Being Passionate about WHAT you do.
Contrary to common belief, and mine too until recently, this isn’t where all of passion lives and dies. WHAT you do IS a switch but needs a dose of reality thrown in.
Work is going to suck 95% of the time. But that other 5% is freaking awesome! – Darren Hardy
You can’t say it much plainer than that! 😊
There’s so much I do really love about the company I’ve partnered with, Nerium International. Way more than 5% worth! Why have I chosen Nerium, why will I never leave and why do I have dreams again? Listen in!
But following the system day in and day out, mastering the mundane, dealing with disappointment, the foibles of people, sigh….now that is not what I love.
Being Passionate about WHY you do it.
What is your mission? What do you want to accomplish with what you’re doing? What gets you out of bed in the morning?
My WHY is to enable my husband to walk away from his J.O.B., create a magical life of Personal Freedom for us both and help others to Dare Greatly and achieve their Dreams.
Its been said more times then I can count, that if your why doesn’t make you cry it’s not strong enough. If you truly love the results of what you do, then you’ll be able to get thru the other 95% of the time.
If this is YOUR switch then drill down deep into your WHY and be crystal clear on it, write it out and hang it where you will look at it daily.
The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why. – Mark Twain
Being Passionate about HOW you do it.
Do you bring all of your passion and enthusiasm to doing quality work, regardless if it is a seemingly mundane task? If you aren’t fueled by recognition, applause and gratitude in order to execute the HOWs with excellence then this may be your switch.
Its not the how’s- its HOW you do the how’s that matter. – Jeff Olson
That a seemingly insignificant HOW is so powerful was a wonderful surprise for me. I do the HOW by putting ME into everything thing I do, being Real, being Happy, having Fun and doing it the way it feels right, always being true to myself. I AM happy, excited and passionate because of what I do and why and who I do it for. And yes, there’s a tiny bit of perfectionism in the mix too. 😉
Being Passionate about WHO you do it for.
The WHO could be your family, your children, anyone or any group of people, even a country, as long as it’s NOT you.
If you haven’t found something you are willing to die for, you aren’t fit to live. – Martin Luther King JR
If this is YOUR switch when you refocus on WHO is being served by what you are doing, why and how you are doing it you will be LIT UP inside and ready to do whatever it takes to get it accomplished.
Which switch will you flip? Actually, which one really doesn’t matter…….as long as it matters to you— PASSIONATELY.
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Have your What, Why, How & Who figured out? Great! I’d love to hear what it is that you’re passionate about! 😄 Please share in a comment below.