Lately, you’ve had a nagging feeling something is missing in your life. You’ve been stressed, bored and uncreative – you’ve felt ‘lost,’ When your mind wanders back to your childhood years, you remember the excitement, energy and passion you had for life. Somewhere between the push to ‘grow up’ and the moment you ‘became an adult,’ you lost passion.
The Merriam-Webster Dictionary defines passion as: ‘a strong feeling of enthusiasm or excitement for something or doing something; a strong sexual or romantic feeling for someone.’ It is a survival mechanism built into the human species that is critical for your well-being and health as when you are passionate about life, you are energized and work harder to make things happen.
With the stress of modern day living, passion often dissipates with stress, boredom, routine and other deterrents. It is possible to re-infuse your life with passion but it takes effort.
Here are 4 key secrets to infusing passion into your life:
- Minimize your stressors and blocks – to start building passion, you need to build your energy. To build your energy, you need to know where you lose it and what you can do to create more energy to fuel the passion.
- Passion can be lost or sparked with your actions, so the key is to be spontaneous and express your true self. If you’re feeling intimidated, try small actions and ‘push the envelope’ a bit each time you act.
- Passion isn’t just about energy, it’s about endurance. If your creative pursuits aren’t backed up with vitality, they won’t flourish. Think about Olympic athletes – while they won’t feel energized all the time, they endure to follow their goals which ignites their passions.
- No risk – no reward. When you step beyond your ‘comfort zone’ you may initially feel uncomfortable but the rush of doing something scary and risky ignites passion which in turn, ignites energy.
If you follow these steps, you should feel more energy and passion in your life. Keep me posted and let me know how you’ve infused passion into your work, family, relationships, and more.