There was a point in time when I had lost my passion for life. I had lost that spark that had driven me for so many years. I can still remember it to this day. I wasn’t happy with what I was doing. I wasn’t sated with the life I was living. In fact, not only had I stopped following my passion. I tried to satisfy others, my employer, insurances, taxes.... and lost myself.
I had no chances to live the life that I felt I deserved. Every morning I felt a very strong longing to leave everything behind and release all the preasure. I was stuck in the monotony of routine, unable to extricate myself from that situation. I still remember it so clearly. I remember thinking about how trapped I felt. I couldn’t extricate myself; I couldn’t escape.
But one day that all changed.
I know it sounds strange. But there was this vibrant energy that i couldn’t place. It was like opening my eyes and seeing the world different. Like jumping over a wall and suddenly standing in a new world.
Allowing myself to jump changed me forever. It inspired me and juiced me. It made me excited for the future and the potential for opportunities that existed out there if I had just stopped and opened my eyes and looked. I wasn’t following my passion in life because I had been so shrouded by this cloud of negativity and doubt that I was unable to see anything beyond that. Until that day when I opened my eyes.
Everything in life happens for a reason. We attract challenges in our paths and we bear witness to tremendous pain for a reason. There is a reason for everything that is happening right now in your life. You might not come to realize it now, days from now, weeks from now, months or even years from now. But you will realize it in time.
What I came to realize was that there was a rhyme and a reason for my life. While defeated and embattled, something was lit inside of me. Not only did I learn so much about myself, but I followed my passion in life again — I had a calling, if you will. I wasn’t willing to waste away anymore.
No, I was no longer willing to live that life. I had a renewed sense of purpose. And I realized something that forever changed the trajectory of my life. I wanted to do something for the world, to contribute something meaningful. I didn’t just want to take home a paycheck. I wanted to follow my passion in life. That was the beginning of the birth of a renewed sense of spirit for me. It all started at that meaningful realization.
Why You Should Follow Your Passion
I realized that there were so many reasons to want to follow your passion in life. Here they are:
1 — Realize that life is too short
Life is short. It’s fragile and its delicate. It’s here one moment, then gone the next. It’s never okay to just settle because we aren’t here for a long time. As humans, we have a shelf-life. And although our energy will live and carry on, we are only physically here for a brief period.
2 — Following your passion gives you a sense of purpose
Following your passion in life gives you a sense of purpose to exist in this world. It also helps to instill something bigger and greater than just yourself. As long as what you’re pursuing moves beyond just the selfish reasons and really attempts to contribute value to the world, it will help you fulfill something far greater than you could ever imagine.
3 — You’ll be happier
When you follow your passion in life, you’re happier overall. You’re more sated with yourself and the decisions that you make, and not weighed down by the common stressors that come along with not doing what you love. Overall, you feel more uplifted and have a far greater piece of mind.
4 — It won’t feel like work to you
Following your passion in life and doing what you love for a living won’t feel like work for you. You won’t open your eyes dreading another day at a life-sucking 9-to-5 job. You’ll wake up with energy and enthusiasm to start another day pursuing something that you really want to do rather than an endless array of things you’re dreading having to do.
5 — You’ll add more value to the world
Anytime you’re doing what you love to do in life, you’ll also desire to add value. It’s because you’re so passionate about doing it that you’ll throw yourself into it entirely and end up delivering far more to others than is expected to you. That comes naturally whenever you pursue whatever it is that you love doing.
6 — Your dreams will manifest into reality
When you follow your passion in life, slowly but surely, your dreams manifest into reality. When you’re doing what you love, you’re already realizing a dream, but it also helps you to not lose focus and drive over time when it’s a deeply passionate project.
7 — You naturally become more persistent
It’s easy to give up when we’re pursuing goals that aren’t as meaningful to us. But when we’re working towards something that we’re passionate about, it’s a natural occurrence to be more persistent. We don’t wake up thinking about giving up; we wake up thinking about how we can push forward, and naturally develop persistence in the process.
8 — It will help to build character
By following your passion in life, you’ll build up character. It takes true strength to go after what is you truly love to do in life. And, naturally, you’ll reach new understandings about life, love and the people that surround you, which will help to further foster and develop your character.
9 — You learn where to put your focus on
It’s easy to allow negative people to get you down, especially when you’re pursuing your dreams. People will always try to chop you down and tell you how to think and to be realistic. If you learn to control where to put your focus then you direct your energy always there where you find happiness and pleasure.
10 — You will realize that the timing was never perfect in the past
When you begin to follow your passion, and work to overcome the hurdles that might arise because you’re pursuing your dreams, you’ll come to the realization that the timing was and never would have been perfect to ever do what you love. You’ll wonder why you waited so long to pursue what had been burning deep down inside of you for so long.
11 — You’ll be filled with a childlike sense of joy
When we’re children, we envision following our passion in life by becoming a firefighter, an astronaut or a doctor. We think about ways we can help others or go adventures of discovery. As we grow older, we become more realistic. But as you follow your dreams, you’re filled with that childlike sense of joy you felt long ago.
My life became exiting and adventurous
I am looking forward to every days adventures and follow the ease by allowing it to be easy. I follow pleasure and abundance and invite this energies into every day through my daily routines. Start working on your focus and open yourself new ways and views.