7 Things to Be Passionate About for a Fulfilling Life

Are you living your life by accident, or do you prefer a fulfilling life consumed with passion? Passions in life are not derived from always doing what you want. You can conjure up what feels good in a moment or a season, but what is done through your life creates a greater impact.Most of what we experience in life comes from doing and performing. Decisions are made to accept a path that leads to a predetermined destination.If you live within your feelings and emotions, you will be on a roller coaster ride for a lifetime, but harnessing your passion as a desire puts you in the driver’s seat.So much emphasis is placed on living out your life’s purpose and passion. However, what if you paused long enough and put the energy and focus into the source of your passions in life and not the feelings around the passion?These seven passions in life will help you rediscover your direction and assist you in stepping into your greatness.1. PresenceChasing moments can be exhausting, so take a step back and be present. Trying to multitask and fulfill every obligation in a split second is overwhelming. Slow down your day and let your presence command attention.What you do matters, and how you choose to live your day counts, but all will be lost if the presence is not fostered.
Presence can be achieved by taking the time to breathe and savor the moment. Breathwork makes room for all of your senses to be aware of the stimuli around you. Details become more memorable and tangible because presence commands attention.2. Self-LoveHow many times do you say, “I’m sorry” in a day, and for what? Most of us wouldn’t even know how many times we say it because we do not take the time to listen to our habitual words and phrases. We apologize and move on as if it’s a general greeting.Love yourself more by removing “sorry” from your everyday vocabulary.Now, if you need to apologize honestly, then do so. But don’t let “sorry” become the go-to-phrase. Prioritize your confidence by loving yourself.Too many days are formulated by what you accomplish. Each day is a new beginning with new mercies. Yesterday is in the past, and tomorrow has yet to come, so look to today with only love as one of your passions in life.3. PositivityIt’s time to bury the negative for the positive. When circumstances get the best of you, give more to what is right. Whatever you focus on, that is what you will see.
Negativity is all around, so it’s easy to grab ahold of it. Be cautious not to become that negative sucker that only responds to the bad. Reach for what is better and good for those you care about and, most importantly, yourself.As you exchange your lenses to see that which is positive, the culture of your everyday changes. Sacrifice the negative and experience more positive.4. Finding Silver LiningsLife is not always fair, but amidst all the messes, there are blessings: the silver linings. Just as you search for the positive, you must understand that there will still be the negative.In order to go beyond that which you see, you must open your heart and mind by wrapping yourself up in the tinsel of happiness. These are the silver linings that grace the unpleasant situations and should become your passions in life.However, you must understand that it takes practice and effort to conquer what comes so naturally and be comfortable in a mess. Challenge your knee-jerk reactions and turn them into responses that illuminate that which is bright—the silver-linings in your messes.5. Rebounding From FailureSuccess is not achieved without failure. Instead of honing in on what did not happen, see what can be created from what did happen. It’s time to rebound from your failures faster than you succeed. With every fall comes a chance to stand tall.Failures bring about progress from the lessons learned, but nothing is learned if you don’t get back up and take the next step. When you really think about it, failing is the easy way out. Getting back up, though, requires more fortitude and passion.
Life is fulfilling in many ways. As you connect your heart with your everyday actions, momentum and motivation build. The passion in life becomes more apparent. The reflection of who you see develops further, and success is on the horizon.6. Optimizing Your DayWhen was the last time you consulted your calendar? Probably five minutes ago. In all seriousness, how busy are you? Busyness has become a badge of honor, and for what reason? Your calendar is not your life, yet that’s how you choose to live.If you want passions in life, you have to look at the whole picture. Most of us have appointments that do not matter or are just taking up space.The calendar becomes the crutch to a collage of clutter.What can you erase on your calendar to make room for what you need in your everyday? Tough decisions bring about worthy transformation. With the stroke of a pen or a click on the keys, you can now optimize your everyday to make room for even more passions in life.7. Being a Better YouYou are steering your own ship, so decide how you want to live your life. Overwhelm doesn’t have to be your middle name. Do not give the world permission to dictate who you are.Spend time on who you are becoming. Some would argue this is a waste of time, but remember, as you strive to live out your purpose, your passion in life must lead. This requires much of your attention.
As you continue your life’s journey, there will be opportunities for more growth. Embrace them with open hands and be willing to do the work with decisive actions. Soon your reflection will be that of your best self.Where Are You Now?One of the hardest things to do is take an honest and raw look at where you stand and who you are. If you could be your younger self, seeing what your older self is doing currently, would your younger self be thrilled at where you are now?Getting real forces the layers to be peeled back and the masks removed. Who needs to hide when you are confident and living your life? Every day, you have the opportunity to impact the world you touch through your passions in life. Desire more than what you see.Final ThoughtsMany will read this, and nothing will change. Habitual actions will lead the day, and what matters will go astray, but this is not the only way.The passion in life is not about what you do and the feelings with which you do it, but who you are. Nothing is going to stop who you are becoming. When you accept this, you will love your reflection, not because of what you see, but how you live, love, and impact through your passions in life.More on Living With PassionFeatured photo credit: Adrian Dascal via unsplash.com