I have one last point to make about finding your passion. Don’t worry; I know it is Friday so I’ll be brief. Over the past few days, I have posed questions to you to assist you in identifying your passion. If you still are not sure where your passion lays, just give yourself a little more time. Keep trying new things in order to discover your passion. I only have two concerns. First, “do not give up!” Abraham Lincoln said: “Let no feeling of discouragement prey upon you, and in the end you are sure to succeed.”
The second is not to let your experiences stop you. For example, thoughts like: “Money is the root of all evil” is just not true. Money can spur greed. Avarice / Greed is one of the Seven Deadly sins. The opposite is “generosity.” We have it in us to be either generous or greedy. The decision is yours. Just realize that some of the things that we were taught as children are someone else’s viewpoint and their view does not have to be yours.
Some people fear success. Fear was designed to keep us safe. When the hairs on the back of your neck start to stand, listen to your inner voice. Come up with your own definition of success. Albert Schweitzer said: “Success is not the key to happiness. Happiness is the key to success. If you love what you are doing, you will be successful.” How can anyone fear “happiness?”
Finally, finding out that something is not your passion is almost as good as finding out what is your passion. What do you got to lose? If the cost is too high, leave it alone. If not, give it a try! There is nothing wrong with making an effort. The failure exists if you do not learn from the experience. One of my favorite quotes is from an unknown source: “Yesterday’s failures are today’s seeds that must be diligently planted to be able to abundantly harvest tomorrow’s successes.”
“The young do not know enough to be prudent, and therefore they attempt the impossible — and achieve it, generation after generation.” – Pearl S. Buck. This is why I started teaching about what I call “the Divine Do Over.” My passion is to bring childhood enthusiasm and wonder back into your adult life. Together, we uncover the way you perceive things and identify what you can control. We determine what is holding you back then unlock your potential. We find your passion and brainstorm about ways of creating a life where you no longer work but prosper.