What is Passion? Passion to me means something that brings me joy and excitement. When I am passionate about something you can see it in my eyes. You notice it in the way I talk, the way I present myself, the way I express myself. I choose to live a life of passion, for living a life of passion is living a happy healthy life. This does not mean it's an easy route but, would you rather live a happy life doing something you love vs something you hate? My favorite quote from The Book Of Awakening, By Mark Nepo, " Finding what we love, though it may take years, is building a life of passion. For what makes you come alive can keep you alive, whether you are paid well for it or not. And beyond the fashion of the job market, a life of passion makes us a healthy cell in the body of the world."
Yes, you may fail over and over again when you follow what you love but never give up on the things that make your heart beat. Always follow the things in life that bring you joy. For example, I am passionate to share my messages with you by writing and pouring my heart out being vulnerable to everyone I meet. I am a passionate Self-Love coach and fitness instructor because I want to help others find their happiness in this world. I barely make it each month and am living pay check to pay check because I refuse to work a job anymore that will distract me from what I need to be doing in life.
I refuse to give up on my dreams of making a difference in this world even if that means I am struggling to make it right now. My services to you are more important then working a job where I am financially stable but I am unhappy everyday. Life is short and I don't know what tomorrow brings, but what I do know is I live my life with no regrets. If I die tomorrow then I died having made a difference in this world. Each human has purpose and If I can make a difference in one persons life then I have succeeded.
I used to be terrified of public speaking even though I always dreamed of having the confidence to do it. Fitness has been a huge passion in my life because it's my therapy. Something consistent in my life that's always there. Moving my body gives me energy and makes me feel at my best. I wanted to teach others how to move in new ways so I pushed myself a little more and more until I finally became a yoga teacher. Still after a year of teaching yoga I was nervous every time. Then I decided I wanted to be a fitness instructor, oh boy now I have a microphone that's even scarier. I knew that if I let my fears take over then I would not be the instructor I knew I had in me. So I rewired my brain to only talk positive inside and just said this may be the last time I ever teach so give these people the best class they have ever had. Now I look forward to teaching everyday.
Money will always come and go but humans, we only get one chance at this life. So let's make every day count. Follow what you are passionate about and don't let anyone else get in your way. If you have always wanted to start your own company but you think your idea "isn't good enough", get that negative self talk out of your head. Learn how to rewire your brain by changing the way you think. Program it so you recognize the failure that can come but you're ready for it and know that you are strong enough to fight when the negative self talk comes into your head.
Live your life and live it the way you want to, not the way others want you to live.
Follow your heart for it will always lead you where you need to be. Maybe the path doesn't make sense at the moment but everything has a purpose for why things happen.
I am cheering you on and telling you that you got this!
- Follow what makes you heart happy
- Never give up
- If you fail it's okay because that failure will eventually bring you to success and make you appreciate your passion even more when you reach the top.
-Passion is what keeps you alive