A few weeks ago I touched on how to Find Your Passion. But, what about once you’ve find your passion? Then what? That’s where it gets tough. Here are five steps on how to pursue your passion once you find it.
Wake up every morning and write down your plan for the day.
Write down the actions that you need to take in order to get yourself to where you need to be. If you love web programming and that’s your passion, then set aside a few hours each day to work on web programming. Having your schedule in front of you will push you to accomplish all of the tasks before your day is over. You’ll begin to feel guilty when you don’t do everything that you needed to that day. Plus, crossing items off the check it is a very rewarding feeling.
Ask people for help.
There’s no shame in going up to someone who has already been through what you’re going through to ask for help. When you ask someone for help, you are showing that you have a willingness to learn and grow and when you show that, you’re opening yourself up. It also shows that you respect this person, look up to them and greatly value their knowledge and experiences. As a result, not only will you get the answers you are looking for but you will also boost someone’s self-esteem and help them feel useful.
Appreciation and gratitude.
Appreciation and gratitude are absolute keys when you are attempting to accomplish a passion. You must realize that you are very lucky to have even discovered something that you love so much. Not many people ever find that burning desire that they are passionate about. So, once you find that one thing, appreciate it, cherish it, and hold on to it because it could be gone if you don’t treat it like a priority.
Life will do funny things to throw you off course, but you have your entire life ahead of you to pursue your passion. Things don’t have to happen right away. Take care of the current situation; keep moving forward each day and you’ll be happy watching yourself progress. When you finally get where you want to be, you’ll look back at the journey with much more gratitude and appreciation. Each obstacle is a lesson worth learning.
Never, ever give up.
Doing something different and chasing a passion is tough. It’s tougher than a job because you have less guidance and less security. But because you get to do something because you have a pure joy and love for it, that’s the best feeling in the world. The path is going to get hard, the struggles will be real, but just know that you are gifted and your mind is different. You can do whatever you want to do in this world, so live like nothing can get in your way.
These steps will surely get you on the right track towards turning that passion into a reality. Let me know if these steps helped you or other’s you’d like to share!