They say that if you do what you love you will never work a day in your life.
Wow. Think about that for a moment:
Do you have something like that in your life? It may not be your income producing activity, but chances are you have something that you could devote your time and energy to for days on end without it ever feeling burdensome.
For me, that thing is my horses. I really think I could literally LIVE at the barn and never get tired of it. Ever.
One of the keys to happiness in life is finding something you are passionate about and running in full pursuit of it. Perhaps you can figure out a way to earn your living through your passion, or perhaps you will need to dedicate some years in the trenches first. Either way, determine what your passion is and go for it.
I’ve mentioned in my MEET JORDAN page that it was my involvement in the Network Marketing industry that first turned me on to personal development. What turned me on to Network Marketing though was that I saw it as a vehicle for me to be able to pursue my passion.
Unless you are among the elite it is very difficult to pursue a career in Dressage unless you want to be a trainer or an instructor. While I’ve played with the idea of doing each of those things, and will probably do a little bit of them both someday in the future, it is not where my true passion lies when it comes to horses. That left me wondering WHAT I should do so that I would be able to pursue my passion in the way that I wanted.
Network Marketing was the only vehicle I found that provided me with the time and money to do so.
Along my journey in the Network Marketing industry I found another passion — helping people achieve their own dreams in life.
Also along my journey I have discovered things I am not passionate about — like prospecting. I do it though, because I know it gets me closer to being able to pursue my Dressage passion full-time.
In my mind, your passion is another word for your “Why” — your why is any reason you have for doing whatever you are doing. It has to be BIG enough that you won’t quit even when the going gets tough. That if you fall, that WHY is what will make you drag yourself to your feet and keep going. SendOutCards CEO Kody Bateman calls it “The Why that Makes You Cry”. I call it your passion.
I believe my children will my passion one day. In fact, my currently non-existent children are already a big part of why I do what I do. I want to create a lifestyle that allows both me and my husband to be full-time stay-at-home parents. BIG why. But I’ve found a vehicle that I believe will make it happen.
To be successful in life the first step is to find your passion. What gets you out of bed in the morning? What pulls you through the difficult times in your life?
The next step is to find a vehicle that will help you get there.
The path that vehicle takes you down may not be all sunshine and roses ALL the time. I suspect if you were to drive to from California to Florida there would be parts of that drive that would be pretty darn boring. You would get tired, lonely, discouraged, frustrated. You may make a few wrong turns along the way. But if your life depended on you getting to Florida (your passion) you wouldn’t pull over and quit. You would drive until you get there.
“Passion is knowing what you want and not stopping until you get it.”
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