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While talking with a client the other day we got onto the topic of what she is passionate about in her life. Amazement overtook me when she stated there is really nothing that she can think of that creates within her a feeling of passion. My amazement was eventually overcome with sadness. With further dialogue she began to see how this “lack of passion” has harmed her life in so many ways. So how do we locate our passion so that we can utilize its power to the fullest?
Passion, for purposes here, is defined as: a powerful emotion or appetite; boundless enthusiasm. Passion sounds wonderful and in all reality it is wonderful. Everybody deserves to “find their passion”. So how do we go about finding our passion? Here are the steps we decided to follow….
Step 1: Embrace the definition of passion and remember a time in your life when that was present.
Step 2: Take the letters of the alphabet and for each letter list activities or people that, when you think of them, an emotion arises.
Step 3: Consider the emotion along with the strength of the emotion.
Step 4: Visualize yourself engaged with the activity or person based on your life today.
Step 5: Decide which, if any, of those activities or people you will connect with to have an experience.
Step 6: Schedule the experience and monitor your emotion during the experience.
Step 7: Repeat the process as often as necessary until the “power of passion” has returned and is evident.
Living without passion in your life is like living in a world of sepia or black and white. Passion allows our life to have full color….work to color you world as completely as possible.
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