Tuesday, March 30, 2010
Following your passion should be top priority on everyoneís 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, Iíve pretty much come to the conclusion that you should let your fear guide you to find your true passion. For me, itís eventually branching out on my own and becoming my own boss.
We all tend to code fearful experiences as ďbad,Ē and then we try to avoid those ďbadĒ experiences that weíre 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 doesnít pose any real threat to us, and might even be really good for us Ė and then we miss out on the good stuff when we avoid it. Sometimes fear can mean that weíre entering new territory and learning, growing and thriving. Sometimes our fear is pointing us to exactly whatís 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 doesnít cut it. Itís easy to stagnate because itís comfortable. Thatís what Iíve been doing. Taking action might be a good start. For me, I believe it will be taking steps toward my passion Ė 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. Iíll still be ok. Somehow things always tend to work themselves out. I don't want life to pass me by. Itís worth the chance!
Wednesday, March 24, 2010
Iíve read many blogs lately regarding the choices we make in life. Some of those choice cause us to ďfall of the wagonĒ or fail. Some of those choices lead to success. Either way, those choices set the scene for the events that follow.
Itís all a matter of how you choose to handle situations in life. As I read in another blog this week. Which path do you choose? I tend to choose the path of least resistance, the one that is comfortable, secure and calm. But what does that do for me? It keeps me exactly where I am. Is that what I want out of life? Absolutely not! I know Iím capable of so much more!
Iím one to bury myself into other things in order to avoid the negative feelings associated with events in life. I know myself well. What has this cost me? Too much! Not to mention those negative feelings still come and go. Chalk it up to stress, worry or just plain FEAR. Running from something never solves anything. I lived numb to the fact that my mother had stage 4 breast cancer and would never be cured. Then when she passed, it made it that much harder because I avoided reality.
I run a small successful accounting and tax business on the side. Iíve had it for about 15 years now and it has grown by referrals only with no effort on my part. My dream would be to go full time with it one day and work for myself. Donít get me wrong, I love my full time job and the owner is great. But thereís nothing like being your own boss. (Or so Iím told) But what stops me? Fear Ė I love the security my full time job gives and the benefits. I wonít have that at first when I branch out, nor will I have the income Iím used to. So I think about it, get scared and crawl back into my security blanket. My avoidance or fear has cost me from branching out on my own. Iíve given it too much control in my life. Sometimes I wonder if I would have taken the step years ago, I imagine what it would be like now. I admire those who have the courage to face their fears and really look at the negatives, determine what the underlying currents are and deal with them.
As Katmomma3 has told me ďWhat you avoid is what you need to face!Ē
Time to face the music and change the tune. Iím not sure how yet but where there is a will thereís a way!
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