Passion = True Happiness

Tuesday, March 30, 2010

Following your passion should be top priority on everyone’s to do list. It can be very scary and some of us will never move past that point. But with the fear will come excitement, joy and love of doing whatever your true passion may be.

After doing some reading on the subject, I’ve pretty much come to the conclusion that you should let your fear guide you to find your true passion. For me, it’s eventually branching out on my own and becoming my own boss.

We all tend to code fearful experiences as “bad,” and then we try to avoid those “bad” experiences that we’re afraid of. Avoidance is ok when the situation or experience really is an actual threat to us, but most of what we spend our time being afraid of doesn’t pose any real threat to us, and might even be really good for us – and then we miss out on the good stuff when we avoid it. Sometimes fear can mean that we’re entering new territory and learning, growing and thriving. Sometimes our fear is pointing us to exactly what’s most important to us and what we love most.

So how do you overcome this fear, unleash your passion and find the true happiness every one of us deserves?

I know you have to LIVE to be passionate. You should live each day to the max. Walking around and just getting through the day doesn’t cut it. It’s easy to stagnate because it’s comfortable. That’s what I’ve been doing. Taking action might be a good start. For me, I believe it will be taking steps toward my passion – my business. Even if they are small ones. I have to remember that nothing is written in stone and what is the worst thing that would happen. I’ll still be ok. Somehow things always tend to work themselves out. I don't want life to pass me by. It’s worth the chance!
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  • no profile photo CD6889667
    This blog made alot of sense to me. My biggest fear right now would be following my passion, not being good at it, or it not being marketable in today's economy and putting my family in deeper debt. Not sure how to move past that fear yet.

    I agree with Kat though. If this is something that you want to do, take the LEAP.
    4137 days ago
  • FITKAT2010
    Great blog, until the end. If you want to experience the passion that this new venture is promising you, you have to take a giant LEAP! No baby steps allowed. That is for people who are too afraid to feel anything.

    I don't know about you, kiddo, but I'm throwing away the baby shoes and taking some giant leaps. WEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEEE!!!!!!!!!!!!
    4137 days ago
  • JWENZEL723
    we've got to hit our fears head on. like you said, what's the worst that could happen? you fail...but then you learn something from that failure and pick yourself back up again.
    4137 days ago
  • CINDYC53
    Great blog! Yes, I've been finally learning that happiness grows out of me walking straight into the things that I would have avoided in the past. And, if I stay in the moment and focus on this one day, everything seems to work out & I get stronger - & happier! Your insights help that behavior gel for me, so thank you - and I know that if you apply them to your own life, your wildest dreams (and then some!) will come true!
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    4137 days ago
    Jenn you're lucky. You have a passion and are working it. I'm still trying to FIND that passion. Will I ever in this lifetime? That is the big question. Time will tell.

    Look forward to our flight in a couple of weeks!!!
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