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Published on January 4, 2021

7 Things to Be Passionate About for a Fulfilling Life

7 Things to Be Passionate About for a Fulfilling Life

Are you living your life by accident, or do you prefer a fulfilling life consumed with passion? Passions in life are not derived from always doing what you want. You can conjure up what feels good in a moment or a season, but what is done through your life creates a greater impact.

Most of what we experience in life comes from doing and performing. Decisions are made to accept a path that leads to a predetermined destination.

If you live within your feelings and emotions, you will be on a roller coaster ride for a lifetime, but harnessing your passion as a desire puts you in the driver’s seat.

So much emphasis is placed on living out your life’s purpose and passion. However, what if you paused long enough and put the energy and focus into the source of your passions in life and not the feelings around the passion?

These seven passions in life will help you rediscover your direction and assist you in stepping into your greatness.

1. Presence

Chasing moments can be exhausting, so take a step back and be present. Trying to multitask and fulfill every obligation in a split second is overwhelming. Slow down your day and let your presence command attention.

What you do matters, and how you choose to live your day counts, but all will be lost if the presence is not fostered.

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Presence can be achieved by taking the time to breathe and savor the moment. Breathwork makes room for all of your senses to be aware of the stimuli around you.[1] Details become more memorable and tangible because presence commands attention.

2. Self-Love

How many times do you say, “I’m sorry” in a day, and for what? Most of us wouldn’t even know how many times we say it because we do not take the time to listen to our habitual words and phrases. We apologize and move on as if it’s a general greeting.

Love yourself more by removing “sorry” from your everyday vocabulary.

Now, if you need to apologize honestly, then do so. But don’t let “sorry” become the go-to-phrase. Prioritize your confidence by loving yourself[2].

How to Practice Self-Love

    Too many days are formulated by what you accomplish. Each day is a new beginning with new mercies. Yesterday is in the past, and tomorrow has yet to come, so look to today with only love as one of your passions in life.

    3. Positivity

    It’s time to bury the negative for the positive. When circumstances get the best of you, give more to what is right. Whatever you focus on, that is what you will see.

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    Negativity is all around, so it’s easy to grab ahold of it. Be cautious not to become that negative sucker that only responds to the bad. Reach for what is better and good for those you care about and, most importantly, yourself.

    As you exchange your lenses to see that which is positive, the culture of your everyday changes. Sacrifice the negative and experience more positive.

    4. Finding Silver Linings

    Life is not always fair, but amidst all the messes, there are blessings: the silver linings. Just as you search for the positive, you must understand that there will still be the negative.

    In order to go beyond that which you see, you must open your heart and mind by wrapping yourself up in the tinsel of happiness. These are the silver linings that grace the unpleasant situations and should become your passions in life.

    However, you must understand that it takes practice and effort to conquer what comes so naturally and be comfortable in a mess. Challenge your knee-jerk reactions and turn them into responses that illuminate that which is bright—the silver-linings in your messes.

    5. Rebounding From Failure

    Success is not achieved without failure. Instead of honing in on what did not happen, see what can be created from what did happen. It’s time to rebound from your failures faster than you succeed. With every fall comes a chance to stand tall.

    Failures bring about progress from the lessons learned, but nothing is learned if you don’t get back up and take the next step. When you really think about it, failing is the easy way out. Getting back up, though, requires more fortitude and passion.

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    Life is fulfilling in many ways. As you connect your heart with your everyday actions, momentum and motivation build. The passion in life becomes more apparent. The reflection of who you see develops further, and success is on the horizon.

    6. Optimizing Your Day

    When was the last time you consulted your calendar? Probably five minutes ago. In all seriousness, how busy are you? Busyness has become a badge of honor, and for what reason? Your calendar is not your life, yet that’s how you choose to live.

    If you want passions in life, you have to look at the whole picture. Most of us have appointments that do not matter or are just taking up space.

    The calendar becomes the crutch to a collage of clutter.

    What can you erase on your calendar to make room for what you need in your everyday? Tough decisions bring about worthy transformation. With the stroke of a pen or a click on the keys, you can now optimize your everyday to make room for even more passions in life.

    7. Being a Better You

    You are steering your own ship, so decide how you want to live your life. Overwhelm doesn’t have to be your middle name. Do not give the world permission to dictate who you are.

    Spend time on who you are becoming. Some would argue this is a waste of time, but remember, as you strive to live out your purpose, your passion in life must lead. This requires much of your attention.

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    As you continue your life’s journey, there will be opportunities for more growth. Embrace them with open hands and be willing to do the work with decisive actions. Soon your reflection will be that of your best self.

    Where Are You Now?

    One of the hardest things to do is take an honest and raw look at where you stand and who you are. If you could be your younger self, seeing what your older self is doing currently, would your younger self be thrilled at where you are now?

    Getting real forces the layers to be peeled back and the masks removed. Who needs to hide when you are confident and living your life? Every day, you have the opportunity to impact the world you touch through your passions in life. Desire more than what you see.

    Final Thoughts

    Many will read this, and nothing will change. Habitual actions will lead the day, and what matters will go astray, but this is not the only way.

    The passion in life is not about what you do and the feelings with which you do it, but who you are. Nothing is going to stop who you are becoming. When you accept this, you will love your reflection, not because of what you see, but how you live, love, and impact through your passions in life.

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    Kristianne Wargo

    Lifestyle Strategist, Executive Coach, Podcaster, Writer, and Speaker who walks with the everyday woman in her every day to live, love, and impact.

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    7 Ways to Make Life Changing Decisions

    7 Ways to Make Life Changing Decisions

    Most people don’t know the profound effects of making life decisions. Often times, we go through life oblivious to what thoughts we are thinking and what actions we are taking. Every single decision we make in our days shapes our current reality. It shapes who we are as a person because we habitually follow through with the decisions we make without even realizing it.

    If you’re unhappy with the results in your life right now, making the effort to changing your decisions starting today will be the key to creating the person you want to be and the life you want to have in the future.

    If you want to get unstuck from where you are, make use of the 3-Step Guide To Break Free And Design the Life You Want. It’s a free guide that will guide you to break free from your limits and redesign a life that you truly want. You can grab your free guide here.

    Now, let’s talk about the 7 ways you can go about making life changing decisions.

    1. Realize the Power of Decision Making

    Before you start making a decision, you have to understand what a decision does.

    Any decision that you make causes a chain of events to happen. When you decide to pick up a cigarette to smoke it, that decision might result in you picking up another one later on to get that same high feeling. After a day, you may have gone through a pack without knowing it. But if you decide not to smoke that first cigarette and make a decision every five minutes to focus your attention somewhere else when you get that craving, after doing this for a week, your cravings will eventually subside and you will become smoke-free.

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    But it comes down to making that very first decision of deciding whether or not to pick up that cigarette.

    2. Go with Your Gut

    Often times, we take too much time to make a decision because we’re afraid of what’s going to happen. As a result of this, we go through things like careful planning, deep analysis, and pros and cons before deciding. This is a very time consuming process.

    Instead, learn to trust your gut instinct. For the most part, your first instinct is usually the one that is correct or the one that you truly wanted to go with.

    Even if you end up making a mistake, going with your gut still makes you a more confident decision maker compared to someone who takes all day to decide.

    3. Carry Your Decision Out

    When you make a decision, act on it. Commit to making a real decision.

    What’s a real decision? It’s when you decide on something, and that decision is carried out through action. It’s pointless to make a decision and have it played out in your head, but not doing anything about it. That’s the same as not making a decision at all.

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    If you want to make real changes in life, you have to make it a habit to apply action with your decision until it’s completed. By going through this so many times, you will feel more confident with accomplishing the next decision that you have in mind.

    4. Tell Others About Your Decisions

    There’s something about telling other people what we’re going to do that makes us follow through.

    For example, for the longest time, I’ve been trying to become an early riser. Whenever I tried to use my own willpower, waking up early without falling back asleep felt impossible. So what I did was I went to a forum and made the decision to tell people that I would wake up at 6 AM and stay up. Within two days, I was able to accomplish doing this because I felt a moral obligation to follow through with my words even though I failed the first time.

    Did people care? Probably not, but just the fact that there might be someone else out there seeing if you’re telling the truth will give you enough motivation to following through with your decision.

    5. Learn from Your Past Decisions

    Even after I failed to follow through my decision the first time when I told people I was going to wake up early and stay up, I didn’t give up. I basically asked myself, “What can I do this time to make it work tomorrow?”

    The truth is, you are going to mess up at times when it comes to making decisions. Instead of beating yourself up over it, learn something from it.

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    Ask yourself, what was good about the decision I made? What was bad about it? What can I learn from it so I can make a better decision next time?

    Remember, don’t put so much emphasis focusing on short term effects; instead focus on the long term effects.

    6. Maintain a Flexible Approach

    I know this might sound counter-intuitive, but making a decision doesn’t mean that you can’t be open to other options.

    For example, let’s say you made the decision to lose ten pounds by next month through cardio. If something comes up, you don’t have to just do cardio. You can be open to losing weight through different methods of dieting as long as it helps you reach your goal in the end.

    Don’t be stubborn to seek out only one way of making a decision. Embrace any new knowledge that brings you closer to accomplishing your initial decision.

    7. Have Fun Making Decisions

    Finally, enjoy the process. I know decision-making might not be the most fun thing world to do, but when you do it often, it becomes a game of opportunity.

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    You’ll learn a lot about yourself on the way, you’ll feel and become a lot more confident when you’re with yourself and around others, and making decisions will just become a lot easier after you do it so often that you won’t even think about it.

    Anything you decide to do from this point on can have a profound effect later on. Opportunities are always waiting for you. Examine the decisions that you currently have in the day.

    Are there any that can be changed to improve your life in some way? Are there any decisions that you can make today that can create a better tomorrow?

    Final Thoughts

    Some decisions in life are harder to make, but with these 7 pieces of advice, you can trust yourself more even when you’re making some of the most important decisions.

    Making a decision is the only way to move forward. So remember, any decision is better than none at all.

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