One of the biggest tragedies in life is that some people never learn to live – or try – for what excites them. We all have something we really believe in and are passionate about and it should be that we do something about it!
Why do we spend so much time doing things that rob us of our energy and interest? Why do we feel obligated to go against the desires of our heart? This is absurd and we need to make plans on how we can do what we have always dreamed. I know there are many excuses…not enough time or money, we don’t know where to begin, what will others think, what happens if I fail, what about my life circumstances, and so on. But those are EXCUSES! I’ve spent a lot of time trying to find out what my purpose was and how I could find the “centerpiece of joy” and what I have discovered is that people who know where they want to go or what they want to do don’t let the BS keep them from achieving it. They make plans and go for it.
I could cry and say my life was horrible (and I used to) and that my past drug addictions and alcoholism kept me from reaching my goals but that would be a lie! I overcame severe depression and abuse to get where I am today and it’s one of the reasons I want to use my life to help others. Now I couldn’t have done it without Jesus. He is the only reason for this victory, but there was the part where I had to be willing to give up to go up. It required action on my behalf and excuses can’t hold us back.
Here’s the deal. If you really want something bad enough, you can do it, but you have to do something for it.
If you are truly passionate about your faith, traveling the world, helping the orphans, playing the guitar, starting a new business, spending more time with your family, teaching college students, writing a book, launching a blog, saving the trees, or whatever it is that you wish you could do and haven’t done it –DO SOMETHING ABOUT IT.
Live your life doing those things that matter most and not the least.
Your life may end tomorrow or in sixty years but if you do what you love then you will have no regrets, even if you fail or go broke. Start by making small steps or plans and build from that. Read Leo Babuata’s “The Power of Less: The Fine Art of Limiting Yourself to the Essential – in Business and in Life”. He has some great insights into setting goals. Just move on it.
I’m going to be sharing over the next few weeks some of my passions and things I want to achieve to make them known and will post how I am going to do them. I don’t care if I win or loose, but I am definitely getting into the game and going “All in” for the payoff. I hope you will too.