We face a grave danger with our society, that we are breeding NON-passion seekers.
People who are content with a life of mediocrity . Passions are difficult to define and prioritize but if we assume the role as the Ugly Ducking and we pursue a passion to find others with feathers like our own we will find a purpose in our pursuit.
It is understood that passions will change over time and through that progress we may fail and hence we are scared to compete. We are scared because we may not be good at our passions but we need to break free from this mindset and be fearless passion seekers. Following your love, not in a self-centered view of the world but for others and the growth of humanity.
A study by Michael Stager states that people who participated in meaningful activities, the happier they were and the more purposeful their lives felt. Pleasure-seeking behaviors, on the other hand, like being selfish, lazy and even procrastination, did not provide any value or pleasure.
You see when I was just 16 my path was an eventual high school dropout.
The plan was to use my skills learned in a trade school, get a job, and hope to someday start a business of my own, but that skill wasn't what i wanted to do…..
IT WASN’T MY PASSION = IT WASN’T ME
So instead of accepting my impending doom like an elephant who is chained to a pole stuck in the ground, who can easily break free. I decided instead to graduated from high school and university, got a job teaching theater, performance and presentations and have inspired students; who has inspired others as well.
TIME.com states. “Altruism is hardwired in the brain and that through fMRI technology, and experimental research, we now know that giving activates the same parts of the brain that are stimulated by food and sex.”
A Passion Statement is a three-sentence summary of what you love about your job, expressed in keywords and phrases that HR and managers will recognize. So here are a few steps to help you clearly decide what is that you love and what to do about it:
1. Make a long list of the things you LOVE doing
2. Focus on doing 3 tasks needed to develop those skills
3. Schedule 2 hours a week to focus on a goal/project connected to #1 and #2
4. Care less about what others think - “if you don't like me go take a long walk off a short pier”
5. Finish the goal and celebrate your victory with others !!
Your ability to create something can inspire others to overcome the fear of taking action because people will change when there is a strong emotional connection to the PURPOSE.
Humans are shifting from the realistic approach to the idealistic one but we still have a long way to go for everyone to understand and accept the abundance mentality.
People who are great at what they love to do will prevail with knowledge to educate the next generation in the skills needed to survive and thrive together. If we never realize that we are the ugly duckling we will pursue others objectives which ultimately breeds regret, resentment and destruction without ever realizing it until it may be too late.
Take action on your passions to pursue purpose and progress and LOVE YOUR LIFE!!
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Article written by Jeff Anello