But I have an unswerving passion for this: When I coach soulful women and men to rekindle their passion and do work they love, it is magical. I am in the sweet spot of my passion.
It is without a doubt what I’m here to do. And I don’t want it to get lost in the shuffle of other good things.
So this is my mantra for 2015: Passion First.
I’ll bet you have persistent passion too, even if it’s not how you’re making your living - yet. Is it photography? Healing people and the planet? Writing? Bringing order to chaos?
As we dive into 2015, I invite you: Put your passion first.
Why? There are lots of good reasons, like being true to you, being happy, etc. But here is the #1 reason:
Because no one else is going to do it for you.
From today on, and every day in 2015, when sit down to plan my day, I’m going to ask myself, “What if I put my passion first?”
I invite you to join me.
Put Passion First.
Because it’s too darned easy to lose sight of your passion in the many things of the day.
In 2015 I am choosing to arrange my days so that my Passion gets nourished first, tiny step by tiny step.
Want to join me? Here are a few tips for getting started:
- Give it love: Every day give your passion your attention - even for just a few minutes. Learn, play, meditate, brainstorm, daydream in the arena of your passion, even if the rest of the day is devoted to other projects.
- Make time: Set aside a chunk of minutes or hours in your day, a day a week or a day a month, to inspire, nourish, and grow your passion. Make time to create.
- Make room: What can you let go of to make room for your passion? Is there some activity that no longer feeds you? Something that distracts you? I invite you to let it go, darling. Give your passion room to grow, and it will!
- Take a step: Take a small but meaningful step in the direction of your passion. Research it. Update your resume. Set up a conversation with someone you admire who does it. Choose an image or symbol that reminds you of it and put it somewhere you will see it often.
Here’s what I know for sure. When you put your passion first, you send a powerful message to yourself and to the Universe, that you mean business.
What is one tiny step you can take today to move your passion from the background into the foreground of your life? What is one way you can give your passion some love - even if it’s just for 15 minutes - today?
Declare it! And let us know in the comments below!
P.S. Want some help excavating your passion? That’s my favorite work. If you’d like some 1:1 guidance for living your passion and purpose, meet me here.