Do you want to be happy? If the answer is yes, then identify your passion and then do it, enjoy it, LIVE IT! And what I mean by identify your passion is figure out what you really care about, what you really enjoy, find that thing that makes you feel totally alive and energized. You may have to learn by trial and error. For example, I learned the hard way that I am not good at accounting. I’m not great at working in the church nursery. I just can’t get passionate about anything that involves details and requires attention to detail. A big, fat, clue to what is NOT your passion is how you feel while and after you’re doing it. If you get a headache every time you do something, it’s probably not your passion.
When you find your passion (or stumble upon it like most of us do), you’ll be so engaged in it that you’ll lose track of time. You may forget to eat. When you find your passion, the challenges you face will fade into the background. It doesn’t mean they aren’t there, but they are no longer the most important thing. You can face those challenge with renewed energy and new creativity after you’ve spent time in your passion. In other words, the challenges are no longer your main focus. Finding your passion truly is the key to finding your happiness.
Finding and living in your passion doesn’t mean that nothing is every going to go wrong. Of course, stuff still happens. And life isn’t perfect. But once you know what you’re passionate about, you can go to it when the challenges get too big.
For some people, their passion is connected to artistic expression like painting, sculpting, dance, etc. For others it’s cooking, gardening, creating computer code, or working on a complicated mathematics problem. Everyone is wired differently and beautifully, and within all that wiring and woven-in strengths, talents, abilities, and learned skills are unique passions. THIS is where we flow. This is where we shine. This is where we find and fulfill the good purposes for which we were born and perfectly matched. This is where our authentic happiness and REAL SUCCESS can be found.
My hope for you is that you find your passion, because when you do, you’ll find the source of your positivity. You’ll know you’re valuable and worthy. You’ll be actualizing, which leads to a sense of happiness and satisfaction that cannot be attained any other way.
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About the author: Rhonda Sciortino, author of Successful Survivors , used the coping skills from an abusive childhood to achieve real success which she measures by good relationships, good health, peace, joy, and financial prosperity. Through her writing, speaking, and media appearances, she shares how others can use the obstacles in their lives as stepping stones to their real success. Rhonda can be reached at [email protected].