The word passion, or in particular, finding your career passion, is a term which is widely thrown around these days. We are often being urged to find that special thing in life, the thing that we would jump out of bed to do, or the job we would do even if we were not paid for it!
When working with my Life and Confidence Coaching clients, whether it is in face to face sessions or via skype or phone, I like to explain what the word passion really means. I also speak about this regularly on the professional speaking circuit or when running workshops in organisations.
To me, a passion is anything that brings out your authenticity or what I call 'who you really are'.
It doesn't mean this is restricted to just one thing or one gift that you hold within you. It just means the things that make you feel good or create a feeling of wellbeing within you.
Inside of you is the best emotional guidance system you will ever have. This guidance system tells you, through your emotions, when you are being 'who you really are' or when you are stepping away from being the all deserving, worthy and fabulous human being that you truly are.
To put it more clearly, your passion is anything that feels good to you and brings you positive emotion. When public speaking, I like to call this the things that make you feel frisky! Yes, there will be varying degrees of positive emotion, but the most important thing to focus on is not finding that passion, but finding anything that makes you feel good or brings you a feeling of wellbeing.
People often come for coaching complaining they 'can't find their passion in life'. Unfortunately, focussing on 'not finding your passion' will only create more of 'not finding you passion'. Remember, the law of attraction will always return to you a mirror image of what you are thinking and feeling. As a result, they often put pressure on themselves for beat themselves up for not finding their passion in life and then just end up giving up on their dreams as it alls feel too difficult or too hard.
The quickest and easiest way to find your passion in life, is to simply and gently, focus on feeling good each day. Make your personal wellbeing the most important thing. Do things each day that create a feeling of wellbeing inside of you and by doing so, the stream will flow you naturally in the direction of whatever you desire and your passion will become clear to you through the clarity that you feel.
I don't just mean taking an hour each week to have a massage or go to the gym, I mean making it your main intent each morning to look after your own wellbeing and look for things to feel good about.
This includes a refusal to put up with anything that doesn't feel good and training your thoughts and expectations to only allow good things to flow into your life. It sounds too easy doesn't it - but it can take some focus.
By focus I mean learning to tune your thoughts and vibration into a frequency that feels good to you. Remember, your emotional guidance is really your GPS to tune into this each day and let your passion and feelings of wellbeing be attracted to you.
Lisa Phillips is a Professional speaker, Life and Confidence Coach based in Sydney Australia. Lisa regularly runs team training and staff days and is a popular professional speaker.
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