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...Finding your MOJO, maybe?

Hee hee. Seriously, there's a lot to be said for finding one's 'mojo' - 'firing on all cylinders' is so much more fun than feeling deflated and direction-less, to be sure.

And maybe finding your mojo is just another way of finding passion, of living a life with passion:

  • It's important to find your passion in this life, it really is
  • It requires listening to your self, or your intuition - perhaps it even requires some regular meditation
Finding your passion - quote from Oscar Wilde

There's help at hand, though, via the quick thoughts of others, and

  • I get to tell you a bit about finding my own passions in life, and you - naturally! - also get to have your say.

After all, finding your passion (and then following it) should be an inclusive experience, don't you think, shared with as many people as possible.



Finding Your Passion

Finding your passion - what I (and others) say...

"Most people are doing what they do because they have to."
-- Michael A. Verdicchio.

Hmm, I think it's more because they think they have to do it Michael, actually! And doesn't that sound like a sad way to live life? I think so. (And so does T. Alan Armstrong, clearly!...)

"If there is no passion in your life, then have you really lived?
Find your passion, whatever it may be. Become it, and let it
become you and you will find great things happen FOR you,
TO you and BECAUSE of you."
-- T. Alan Armstrong


...It's why I quit being a freelance computer programmer in 2000 - a job I enjoyed, that paid well, but that did not inspire me - and started out life as a web designer, as I really couldn't think of anything else better to do.

So I was interested in this 'finding your passion' thing, as it were, a good while ago, but could only think to quit what I DIDN'T like!

I knew my life - my job! - did not involve passion, but I did not know how to find that passion. So I simply did something that I enjoyed, and I hoped that it would pay the bills. (It did, eventually, but that was more luck than judgement.)

Nowadays I think there are better ways in finding your passion (and in earning an income from it), I really do. And that's why I decided, in February 2008, to try to find my passion and then earn some money from it.

So that is my experience of 'finding your passion'. It's an ongoing one, believe me, but I am making progress.

I never would have thought that 'self help' was of such an interest to me. But then I've always been interested in my own personal development, and in trying to understand why people do things the way they do. (I know, what an ambitious undertaking!) So in some ways it was an obvious discovery for me.

And I still love working on this site, and I love it even more when people share their experiences of life, or they get in touch with comments about the site.



How Do You Find Your Passion, Then?

So, what about you? Have you ever tried to really examine your life, your interests, and thus work out what your passions are. Have you ever tried to make a living out of these passions? I tell you, it certainly beats 'working' for a living... :-)

I am still no expert on being able to find your passion, I know that, but I am definitely going in the right direction! And that feels 'nice', to say the least. I could even say that it feels like one of those 'finding your mojo' moments. ;-)

Okay, that's enough of me. Now it's time for more words from Michael Verdicchio:

"Passion is what moves you; it is what excites you;
it is what stimulates you to action. Passion is all
about what is going on internally, not externally.
And so, finding your passion is to find what it is
that really moves you."

  • Or, you could answer the question, "What would you do if you'd just WON the lottery?" That is, wonder what you'd do if money was no longer of concern to you)

This 'lottery question' neatly identifies what is TRULY important to a person, I believe. Most people would be able to think of activities that they'd still continue to work on even if they had all the money in the world (I'd carry on working on this self help site, for example.)

Can you think of some specific activities, maybe, that you'd still do if you'd won the lottery?

It's about feeling satisfied with what you do, with how you feel, with what you contribute to the world I guess - what talents you share for the benefit of others.

Of course, I may well be wrong...



Finding your passion - what YouTube has to say...

"Doing what we love is necessary if we're going to be happy" That's the what Beverly Monical says, anyway, and she has several questions that will help you find your passsion... (Video is 6 mins long.)


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