It’s not enough to find your passion. You have to follow-through, and take action. No one else will do it for you. You are in charge, and if you don’t realize that quickly, you’ll end up looking back in regret. If you want to live a life of purpose, fulfillment, and passion, it’s up to you to make it happen.
Is it going to be easy? No, but it’s going to be worth it. Here are some tips from your friends at Dale Carnegie Training of Michigan to help you live an exponentially more interesting and fulfilling life:
Stop Making Excuses — Stop whining and creating imaginary obstacles. You can follow your passion if you will only make the decision to take action. Everyone has his or her own obstacles, but you can succeed if you decide to. The most successful entrepreneurs have all had their fair share of challenges and failures. What separates them from the rest is that they kept going. They did not give up.
Reclaim Your Power — When you stop blaming others and making excuses, you reclaim your power. You take back responsibility, because you realize that you alone are responsible for your success. No matter how many failures you have or how many mistakes you’ve made, you can take back your power today and succeed.
Suspend Disbelief — Do you believe that you can create a life where you get paid to follow your passion? Most people don’t, but they’re wrong and they pay the price for it. Suspend your disbelief for just a moment and take a small step toward making your passion an income-producing reality. Remember, everyone has their fears, insecurities, and worries, but fear doesn’t have to control you.
One Step at a Time — You don’t have to do anything radical to create the life of your dreams. The truth of the matter is that all it takes to follow your passion is the willingness to take action, and move forward one step at a time. It may not always be glamorous, but it’s the truth. You don’t have to be special; you just have to be you.
Live in the Here & Now — Do something that makes you happy in the present moment. Constantly looking forward to achieving your goals will lead you to being unhappy until you reach those goals. Then once you realize your goal, you’ll set a new one and the process begins all over again. Most of your life will be a journey toward goals, so you have to make sure you’re enjoying the ride.
This post is brought to you by the good folks at Dale Carnegie Training of Michigan, providers of professional development and management development courses and information in Michigan. We would love to connect with you on Facebook and Twitter @MarkWillDCT.