Tapping Your Passions

Today feels like a day where people should learn how to tap into their passions.  How do you find the things that you are passionate about to become successful in life?  Each person will have a different meaning of what success is.  It is up to you to uniquely describe what success looks like to you.  By finding your values, hobbies, interests and passions you will at least have a direction to start in.  The following questions will help you to define your passion.

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What do you want to leave to those that surround you?

One way to define this is to figure out what your legacy should be in your eyes.   One legacy that I would like to be seen passed down through the generations below me is that my family follows their hearts.  I want them to be passionate about everything they do.  If you are not passionate about something what is the point of doing it.  We get to live one time as far as we know or according to your beliefs maybe more than once.  Do it right regardless of your beliefs.

How do you want to be remembered?

Each person will want to be remembered in different ways.  When I die I hope that people see me as a person who followed his heart.  Even in the hard times I follow what I feel deep inside.  It is not always the easy path but I believe it teaches me valuable lessons.  I hope also that people remember some of the lessons I taught them when I was alive.

How do you want to affect the community?

Affecting the community can come in many different paths.  Simplicity could be getting a light at a dangerous intersection planned.  A person could volunteer or start a volunteering organization within the community.  I want to show people in my community that anyone can succeed in gathering their dreams.  It will just take persistence and continual studying on my part to see how humans behave when they are succeeding at whatever it is they are working at.

What interests you?

This is very broad but you want to narrow it down as much as possible.  Some people love to be on the computer and play games.  Some people will say one of their interests is to go hunting.  Another may be to protect animals which also touch on the community question as well.  It doesn’t really matter what you choose.  Once you get this list set you will know what to work towards in your life to live successfully and fully.

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Become a leader

Leadership AheadSuccess is a difficult concept.  There are a number of people who just sit there day in and day out doing the same thing.  They are happy with this situation.  My thought it that a person will become no more successful than the day before if this is the continuous action.

A person should get up, look at their life, and determine what they are happy with and what they are not happy with.  The things that they are not happy with should be changed.  If you are not happy with your job find something you will be happy with.  If you are not happy with your physical appearance come up with a plan to change this.  If you are not happy in your daily relationships with the people around you find a way to make them better or move on.

One way to change certain aspects of your life is to become a leader.  To become a leader means that you can show others and convince others that your course of action is the best.  This can be difficult at best.  I do not want to deter you from becoming a better person in your own way but if you choose to become successful you choose the difficult and yet easiest path.

The successful people around you will share with you that it takes persistence and work to become so.  The best part about being successful is that once you are there things become easier.  It does not take as much work as some would suggest.  If asked how I am a good father I would say that I look at my children individually.  They each have unique traits that need to be cultivated.  My son loves to be active so I have him in martial arts, Parkour and whatever other sports he wishes to try.  He chose the two that he most wanted to do in Aikido and Parkour.  The martial arts came from me showing him a few things of what I learned and he just took to it.  He loves it passionately as I have.

My oldest daughter is an artist.  Although I cannot relate to her on that specific field I am a writer so am able to ask about certain ideas that she has.  I also enjoy looking at her artwork which is very good.  If she continues on that path I could see her being a full time artist.  Currently she wishes to pursue interior design and I hope I can help cultivate that by getting books, looking up unique tips online and getting her in touch with people like my aunt who runs her own interior design business.

One of the things that makes me a great father, not to sound arrogant but just to show others my experiences, is that every day I make sure they get their school work, at least what they tell me of it, done.  They each have chores that they have to accomplish to show them some amount of work ethic as they are growing.  I also teach them to question everything even me sometimes.  This is an important critical skill one must learn as they become older.

To lead children a person needs to find how that individual works.  This is the same for leading people around you.  If you know how they work which you can tell by talking to the individual, what positions they have held or what their goals are, you should be able to find a way to describe what you are trying to accomplish or what you want them to accomplish within your goal sets on a level everyone will understand.

Do not be afraid to take risks.  It is scary sometimes but you can control your emotion and yet release it at the right time.  Emotion is a very important in a leader.  The right emotion at the right time will help you to lead people where you wish them to go.  I love to be emotional.  Sometimes I do go over board as we all do but for the most part I can control when I want to show certain emotions.  I will go further into detail on using emotion in another post.

Thanks for reading and I hope I have helped lead you to a new discovery within yourself.  Come back to read more or if you are new to the site I invite you to read previous posts to understand how success can be for anyone anytime you wish it.

Stability in Success

Stability is the action of being stable.  A stable environment is where the same thing happens day in and day out.   The problem with this is that challenges are far and few between.  To challenge yourself will allow you to learn.  A person sometimes must step outside of their comfort zone.  An adventure could soon consume a person’s life if they learn to challenge themselves.

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Stability

The difference between those that succeed and those that do not is the people that do are not afraid of failure.  I do not mean constant failure in life.  I mean that if people fail they tend to learn something.  If you have not learned from a failure you will repeat the same mistake until you do.

Back to stability.  Let me ask you a question.  Would you be more comfortable staying at home every day and doing what you please or would you rather have to be on someone else’s schedule having to do their bidding?  To me comfort and stability come from being able to do what pleases me.  Right now I am home with my daughter so she needs no daycare.  I still help people though my writing.  I also get to write what pleases me as opposed to writing what other people want me to write.  To me this is stability.

Some people will ask, well what about money?  You cannot live without money.  This is correct in current society unless of course you have gone off the grid.  Personally, I like my internet and some television and a few other luxuries of life.  We will approach this from another angle.  If you live by passion, the things you love most, money will follow.  I find people worry about money too much.  Look at the most successful in any industry.  In most cases I find that people do what they love.  If you love business open a business.  If you love writing, write.  If you love organizing open an organization business.  If you want to be home with your family start a daily blog about your family’s daily life and what you are learning.

Hope you have learned something about stability.   Stability will come with time as long as you follow the life you want.

I just thought of one other idea.  If stability means doing the same thing over and over again and expects to get the same result, this has another definition.  It is called insanity.

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