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“Food For Thought!”
August 31, 2012Posted by on
I came across this quote recently and it stopped me cold in my tracks…Wow!
This is so true I thought…Sometimes this idea of being hired to build others dreams is ideal, because that means you have a product or service that is wanted, appreciated and therefore others are willing to pay for.
Your classic win/win situation…
However, how often is this not the scenario in many peoples lives…they have dreams, business ideas, huge desires to do something that lights a fire and stirs their passions…but sadly don’t.
They succumb to the pressures of life and their responsibilities or just can’t seem to muster up enough courage to give it at least one shot..
You know if we try to realize our passion and we don’t arrive at the place we were hoping, I can sure guarantee you of a few things…
First…you will have learned a few things about yourself, this can only improve your life and who you’ve become…
Second…you won’t wonder what things could have been like if you had only tried…
Third…and if you end up where you started on the journey what would you have lost?
So I recommend this weekend make two lists…one with all of the things that you can think of that are Pros for getting started on seeking that special thing that you are very passionate about…And on the same sheet make a list of all of the Cons…why you think you should not go after this passion.
Then decide…Is it worth it? I bet the Pros will out weight the Cons…Every time I’ve done this exercise it has!
Now jot down a few ideas about how to get started…create what feels like a realistic approach…share this with someone you trust, who’s always been positive towards you, yet not afraid to give you solid advice…ask them to help you with accountability…And then get started.
Believe me you don’t need this huge complex plan,
or the perfect moment in time,
or more time :)…
or any of the many excuses we can find to delay starting…just begin!
If that means, google research in your down moments, getting a book from the library and reading how someone else has done a similar thing…
I always recommend when beginning doing the thing you haven’t done before…start by piecing small moments together…For instance find 15-30 min time periods, to research and idea, or make one phone call (don’t make an impossible list of 20 calls you need to make, you’ll have a tendency not to start), one call will naturally lead to another, do that call the next time you sit down. Keep a spiral notebook, something simple, to track your activities and to remember where you left off the last time you worked on your passion…Don’t feel like you have to complete the task, put a red pin in it when you have to stop and come back to it.
What I’ve found is that we all have 15 mins in our day to spend on these kind of activities, it may seem small and insignificant at first but believe me these small moments will develop a life of their own… and you will be up and running towards your passion.
I remember years ago an older Asian women who I had been studying under told me…
Let Passion chase you, not you chase Passion
I’ve never forgot this and try always to be surrounded by those things that get me excited that they do literally chase me down everyday to come and play with them!
Have a great weekend…and may you become full on your Passions…