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SKINNY VERSION IS HERE.  THE FULL-FAT POST IS HERE.

Commit to something that'll shape your long term future.

Some doors will slam shut.  Others will open wide.

I'm going to show how to get a bit more clarity on two of the most important things we can discover for our lives -  PASSION and LIVING ON-PURPOSE.

I read a blog post called "If We Want To Be Champions, We Should Talk About Our Goals" by Matthew Goldsbrough.  It's a great little piece about a boxer named David Haye.  That story got me thinking about the benefits of doing stuff, rather than just thinking about doing stuff, then NOT doing stuff! 

That's why I've committed to writing my first book, sent the publisher the first draft of copy for the cover, and I'm telling you guys!  Sure, I'll be, to some extent, defined and judged by what I produce, but taking appropriate risks helps us grow. 

If we get our ideas out there, instead of keeping 'em in our heads and never taking action, we increase the likelihood of making sensational things happen (and perhaps too, the risk of frightening ourselves to death - deal with it, why don't ya!).

Passion. 

Deep down, I've always known what my passion is, and my purpose, the "point" of my life, gets clearer everyday. I've found that purpose starts to emerge when we get in touch with our deepest passions, and start to be honest about them.

How do we find our passion in life?

Lots of people ask that question, and it often results in quite a bit of frustration, confusion, and for some, paralysis! Perhaps we should re-frame it and ask "how can we find our passions (more than one!) in life".

I think many of us can already see really obvious clues as to what our passions are.  One of the major blockages is figuring out how, and believing we can, turn our passions into a lifestyle where we can still pay the bills and get by in the so-called "real world".

Don't let those thoughts hold you back.  Here's one of the clearest and most helpful videos we'll find on the subject.


Thanks very much Randy Komisar and to Seth Simonds!

When experimenting with finding our passions and doing stuff with them "don't worry, be crappy!".  Take risks.  Get stuff out there!  We'll get better and better at it when we listen to feedback and have a little patience.

If you found that helpful, there's more inspiring stuff here:  Want to live with passion? Follow your DNA.

I love it that you bothered to read this post.  I hope you enjoyed it and found it helpful, thanks!  I always like to know what you think.  Did you find your passion?  Your purpose?  How?  What have you discovered about following your passions and having a clear purpose?  Any advice?  See you in the comments here (at the bottom!).  Much love, Ian.

 

IAN ASPIN

  • Ian AspinLocation: Lancaster Lake District, UK
  • Bio: I’m passionate about my work:TV journalist, producer, presenter, business ideas person. I care about: family, friends, helping people, finding meaning, running