Do you know what it is? And, what are you doing to feed it?
How often do we have that sense of something we were meant to be doing, but come up with multiple excuses to not do so. Sometimes it is mere procrastination. Sometimes it is fear or anxiety. Sometimes we overthink and talk ourselves out of something. Sometimes we let life get in the way. Sometimes others tell us how ridiculous we are being – and we believe them!!
We need to learn to trust our gut instincts. That primal sense that knows what is most in sync with our being, that leaps for joy at our passions. Yes, I know there are many realities and responsibilities we have to deal with, - family, friends, jobs, school, health, finances, community, politics, climate change, social issues, global unrest, and on and on and on. But maybe, just maybe, we can take a moment each day to feed that which is most essentially us.
This is not to say to run off on a whim every time a new idea pops into your head. It is of course wise to research and plan and seek advice. But, how many times do we hear that little voice saying “wouldn’t it be neat to…?” but we let the moment pass or immediately come up with all the reasons it is not feasible. Or how often do we find ourselves saying “I have always wanted to…” and let it lie as just a mere wish. And how many “I wish I could…”s repeatedly come into our heads with no follow-through.
At least write these thoughts down!! You will discover patterns and themes that will point you toward your passion. Writing these down makes them concrete, real. Now you can begin the process if actually making a plan to chase your passion! It is often the case that if you are devoting time to actually going after what you are passionate about, you have more energy and motivation to tackle all the other important, necessary and mundane tasks and obligations in your life. Chasing your passion energizes you. You will become more effective in the other arenas in your life.
So don’t be afraid to trust your gut. Find your passion!!