If I were to take a survey, asking 100 people this question, “Are you working towards being all that you can be?” I would probably get more positive answers than not. If I follow that question with, “How many hours do you spend focusing on your passion?” I would get blank stares or answers that would suggest that they want to, but.
In a fast moving world with daily obligations, I’d be the first to tell you that it is an absolute challenge to stay focused, for any length of time, in order to get important things accomplished. It takes discipline to develop your passion. It takes sacrifice to nurture it. It takes having a vision in order to see that you have something worth pursuing. Passion is directly connected to what you are to be doing in life.
The challenge may be this; you are distracted by things that aren’t going to really matter in the long run. There are so many distractions in life. Work can be a needful distraction if too much of ones time is given to it beyond what is actually needed.
Discipline is a must to achieve anything worthy in life. It’s been said that, “Good habits are hard to break and bad habits are hard to break.” So very true! Discipline requires down sizing. The amount of time spent weekly engaging in television, movies, socializing and simply doing nothing, will have to stop. Your time will have to be budgeted and dispensed differently.
It takes focus and discipline to follow and feed your passion! The people around you won’t understand it unless they are doing likewise. If you can manage to set a realistic weekly schedule that will allow you to work on the thing or things you’re passionate about, you’ll see how it will drawn you in, leaving you with joy and satisfaction.
In order to be all you can be, you need to appreciate being alone, to a great extent. You will have to become comfortable with yourself, and the process it will take to see your passion grow wings. I never met one successful person who didn’t understand the importance of spending time alone .
An artist spends a certain amount of hours daily sketching and painting. A runner constantly trains and does all of the things that will help him or her win the race. A writer writes daily as they work towards the goal of publishing their book.
The only one that can stand in the way of you becoming all you can be is ‘YOU’! You are in charge of your time, outside of work and other mandatory responsibilities. There are 24 hours in each day and we all are given the same amount of time.
Don’t let life pass you by while you sit holding potential in your hand! Life is short and time waits for no one! Life is brief and you don’t know when your number will be up. Things happen quickly when you least expect it. Day after day you are growing older.What will you have to show for the years you’ve been given?
What kind of potential do you possess? What are you passionate about? What is within your grasp, right now, that can assist you in achieving it? Are you in company with others who are working towards the same goals? Have you taken seminars, workshops or read books that can give you the information needed in order to set a plan in motion?
Don’t let another day go by where you don’t try to respond to that burning desire within you! Focus in and discipline yourself. Remember, there will always be time to socialize, watch T.V. and veg out. But for now, don’t rob yourself or the world. You have something great to offer!