Marilyns CD Equals PassionBy Catherine Pulsifer, © 2007
You can tell when people have a passion for something. Their eyes light up when they talk about it. They will spend hours doing what excites them. My friend Marilyn has a passion for music. She has developed her talent over the years because of her love of music.
She would play at parties, and church events sharing her passion with everyone. Over the years, many people encouraged her and gave her the confidence that lead to her producing a CD with a selection of her favourite songs.
Age Doesn't Matter
Marilyn was in her 60's when she produced her first CD. Her voice seemed to dance as she told me about it. You could hear her passion for music as she described the experience of recording the CD. She had never been in a recording studio in her life, and now here she was recording a CD in a professional studio. Her passion brought her success.
Questions For You
What is your passion?
Have you found it?
Have you developed it?
Make It A Reality
There is nothing like taking about your passion and making it a reality. It is an experience like no other; to do something that you have a love for and making it a reality. As Eve Sawyer said, "Never underestimate the power of passion." If you truly have a passion for something, you will figure out a way to achieve it. Your passion will help you face the challenges and roadblocks as you start your journey.
If you are not sure what your passion is, think of what makes you jump out of bed in the morning. What is the one thing that you love to do? Find it and do it!
Start The Ball Rolling
Sometimes, it is not an easy choice to pursue your passion. You may find that there is one special thing you would really want to do but you are having misgivings. These issues may only be excuses, or they may be real in the sense that the road to initiate this one special passion appears to be too difficult. Well, there are things that you can do to start the ball rolling even if it is only starting a detailed plan.
Sit down and make a detailed outline of what you really want to do. Then, after reviewing your list of actions that would need to be taken, pick one or two that you could initiate without having to leave your current job, or that would cause you to spend a great deal of money. Maybe, these one or two actions may be as simple as doing research on the Internet to learn as much as you can about your area of interest, or it may be going to your local library and taking out a number of books that are related exactly to what you want to do. In this way, you are at least starting. If you do not start, you are only dreaming. Take action, any action and move forward with a passion.
Once you have finished doing your research, take a look again at your list of actions that detailed what you would need to do to move closer to what you really want to do. Now is the time to get hold of one new action that puts all that knowledge to work. This may be developing a marketing plan for example, or developing a brochure describing your service or product or whatever it is that you would like to do. Maybe it is developing and writing a resume that can be used to apply for an entry-level position in an occupation that you desire.
The Point Is This
Keep moving; keep taking action, any action that moves you down the path to accomplish what you really want.
Inspirational Quotes for Reflection:
"Don't ask yourself what the world needs; ask yourself what makes you come alive. And then go and do that. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive." Harold Whitman
"A strong passion for any object will ensure success, for the desire of the end will point out the means." William Hazlitt
"Choose how you want your life to be and then start taking action on it. Everyone is capable of growth at any skill, and that means that you can learn how to create connection in your life." Joe Gaebel
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