+ Why you should give a damn. About something. Anything.
My first post was all about identifying + exploring your passions.
This second part will explain about making choices and taking control — of your life to live with passion.
Like I wrote before, most people are working to live. This is ass–backwards. Seriously.
Everybody wants to live + work their passion.
+ Reality check: This doesn’t and can’t always be real life. With life comes responsibility + obligations (children or taking care of your elderly parents while keeping a roof over your head and food on the table, etc.)
So to people with a more realistic life-setting — your passions need to be prioritized around the life you’re living and the life you want to live. Sometimes that change is one that only happens within your own head — a new mindset. It’s the magic that makes the mundane meaningful.
:: Your passions are worth your time ::
Without them, you’ll die a little every day because the rat race does AND will slowly sucks the soul out of your very being.
Sometimes life is too fast and it is too easy to go with the flow. I’m sorry to tell you but the flow is usually downhill.
So whatever it is that fills you with fire + keeps you ticking − keep at it. All it takes is you making it a priority + strategy. Your passions are the essence of you and what makes your life personally worth living.
So. Are those things being nurtured?
Or are you ignoring yourself and focusing on everything else that may or may not be “you?”
So: Be you + Do you, never apologize for it and keep on doing whatever it is that makes you dance inside.
One more thing: People often misunderstand goals as passion. Writing a song is a goal. Writing songs is a passion. Climbing Mt. Everest is a goal but hiking with nature is a passion. Finishing that screenplay is a goal but writing is a passion.
What are you doing to make your life passion-filled and more fulfilling?