Life is both long and short. For instance, when you are 12 it may seem as though turning 16 and earning your driving license is so far away. When you are 21 the thought of starting to save for one’s retirement seems odd because the age of 65 feels like an eternity away. Time is constantly moving and life happens to you. One day you will look into a mirror and ask yourself a shared, “Where did the time go”? Nevertheless, time will slip away if you are not paying attention. You cannot control time, but we can definitely enjoy it. In order to enjoy your life, you need to first find your passion and follow it. Sounds easy, doesn’t it? Well, it actually is! Unfortunately, there are a lot of people who do not take the time and/or see it as an important thing to do. They seem happy enough to simply exist instead of living a life of happiness and success.
If you are interested in living a life that you enjoy and are incredibility passionate about here are 3 suggested steps.
Step 1: Dream Big
Everyone has big dreams, especially as a child. Remember how you would dream about what you would do when you grew up? What have you done with your dreams? Do you still think about your dreams? Or have you decided to ignore them and hide them away in your closet?
If you want to identify your passion and purpose, then it is time for you to start dream big. You can begin the process by listing all those big dreams that you had from your childhood until today. Disregard how wild or crazy they may seem and simply write them down.
Now review them. Which one of these dreams resonates with you the most? Which of them makes your heart sing and leaves you wondering, “what if”? Are any of them realistic or achievable for you? For instance, did you dream as a child that when you grew up that you would be an astronaut that became a full-time resident of Mars? If so, then maybe you should take a list at item #2 on your list! Look for something that is more realistic and achievable, but also that seems just as exciting to you!
It is important to note that your big dreams do not have to be outrageous or huge. It just needs to be big enough to push you out of your comfort zone and willing to commit to making the necessary changes in your life to make your dreams come true. You need to really want it. To achieve your dream, you must make sure that it is in alignment with your passion and that it sparks a desire within you to persevere through obstacles towards success.
Step 2: Set Goals and Plan Your Life
Once you have decided what your dreams are or what your desired life looks like, then you need to start setting goals. When setting goals, you should utilize reverse engineering which means that you start with your end goal. Your end goal is what you want to achieve which is your dream. Then you must identify smaller goals that need to be achieved in order to accomplish your end goal. Think about what actions you need to take, resources you will need and anything or anyone that can provide you help and support.
Step 3: Take action
Now that you have identified your goals and have created a plan, you have to start taking action. Do not procrastinate. Do it now!
Once you have begun the process of acting on your goals and plans you will find that your life will start to improve and become more enjoyable. Where you once dreaded each day, you will not start to look forward to your future with great excitement and anticipation. Your best life is one that gives you happiness, success, and achievement by living out your life’s passion and purpose.