Have you shelved your childhood dreams in favor of doing what’s practical?
- Do you see yourself leading hikers through Yosemite, but when you look around see only the upholstered walls of your cubicle?
- Or do you dream of creating one of kind hand sewn quilts and selling them at craft fairs instead of making change behind a teller’s window?
So many of us opt to do what’s practical to pays the bills instead of what’s in our hearts. We reach a point, maybe it’s in college or even before where the light of our dream goes dim, and then sputters out.
Why is that?
I think it has to do with that critical “other person” that lives within us. You know the one that deflates our dreams and tells us we can’t do it – it won’t work – we need to have a real job – we don’t have a creative bone in our body?
The problem with this kind of thinking is that over time it kills our dreams. And soon we begin to doubt that our passions were serious, or important, in the first place.
Has this happened to you?
It happened to me.
I was intuitive at a young age. I began reading the Tarot at 10, and doing astrology charts by hand from age 12 – but when it came time to choose a major in college, I went into finance. I was so young, yet I’d already lost touch with my dreams and passion.
Eventually I stopped doing readings and astrology charts for people and began thinking it had just been the silly interests of a young girl. At the same time I became more and more unhappy with my life.
I finally reconnected with my true passion in my 40s – thank goodness, but had I reconnected earlier I could have saved myself years of agony.
Last week I was fortunate enough to receive an advance copy of: Discover Your Passion: A Step-By-Step Course for Creating the Life Of Your Dreams, by Barrie Davenport of Live Bold & Bloom, a friend, fellow blogger and colleague of mine at The Daily Brainstorm, where she’s editor in chief.
This course is exactly the kind of resource I wish I’d had all those years ago when I was confused and unsure about my path. I was hooked from the moment I read this:
Imagine for a moment it is one year from now . . .
You are looking back at the person you are today, wondering how you could have stayed stuck in your old life for so long.
- You are a new person now — someone who wakes up every morning ready to seize the day.
- You are energized and full of ideas and inspiration.
- You are enthusiastic and excited to get started.
- Your life is fulfilling — it’s beyond fulfilling. It is passionate.
Everything you do now is aligned with who you are and who you want to be. Every moment is a golden nugget of opportunity which you treasure immensely, because you are on the path that is perfect for you.
Your life is fun, adventurous, peaceful, exciting, challenging, engaging, and meaningful. You have a deep curiosity and a well-spring of hunger to learn and to do more.
You have a clear road map for every decision you make. Your relationships are uplifting, and the people around you support and accept the real you, just the way you are.
The world is your oyster, and you have discovered the pearl. The pearl is the passion inside of you, just waiting to be extracted.
Of course, life still has its ups and downs, but you have a sense of general calm and confidence that helps you ride through these storms. You are in control. You don’t feel stuck, confused, or hopeless, because in spite of any setbacks or unexpected problems, you have a vision for your life that is bigger than any temporary upset.
Okay, now come back to the present moment — the life you are currently living and the person you are right now.
Are you feeling excited? Is your enthusiasm growing? Do you hear the faint whisper of your passion calling again?
And, this is is only the beginning. Barrie’s course is a treasure chest of guidance, ideas, and tools to help you rekindle and nurture the flame you once had for your passion, or to discover it once and for all.
Barrie’s course: Discover Your Passion: A Step-By-Step Course for Creating the Life of Your Dreams opened my eyes to new ways I could express my passion more fully. Needless to say, I’m elated about that.
Barrie’s course also helped me realize that my passions aren’t silly, or castles in the air – they’re worth pursuing – and so are yours!
Barrie has used her coaching work and her workshop curriculum to create a self-study course to guide YOU on the path to finding your passion.
Here’s what you will get from Discover Your Passion:
- A better understanding of your personality, motivations, values, and skills.
- A clear picture of what makes you happy and what you don’t like.
- A sense of what is holding you back, getting in your way, causing you fear, limiting your growth, and keeping you stagnant.
- A vision of your ideal life lived with passion.
- A strategy combined with action steps for making that ideal life a reality.
- A schedule for taking those actions.
- A system of accountability for making sure to ensure you follow through, refine, and build upon your new life.
Barrie has created the ultimate course to address the dilemma of finding your passion and life direction. Even though I thought I’d finally gotten a handle on what my true passions were – I still learned much more about myself and what I’m capable of from her course.
If you feel you’re floundering and lack the direction knowing your true passion would give you – you owe it to yourself to check out: Discover Your Passion: A Step by Step Course for Creating the Life of Your Dreams.
A dream is a terrible thing to waste…don’t let yours waste away. You can discover your passion and follow your bliss.
What’s your dream? Have you lost sight of what your passion was? Or are you living your dream?
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Disclosure: I am an affiliate for Barrie’s product and will receive a referral fee if you choose to buy the course.
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