You only have one go-round in this world, so choose to live life with passion.
Life doesn’t have to be humdrum, it can be wonderful and exciting. Part of it is how you view your world and the other part is the effort you put into it. Let’s look a bit closer at these two:
How You View The World
When you are looking at the world do you see it as a bad place, where horrible things are happening? Do you listen to the news for the next bad news story just to confirm your opinion that ’life sucks’ is right? Do you focus on all the things that have gone wrong in your world?
If you answered yes to any or all of those questions it is time to rethink how you view the world. The world is an amazing place if you look close enough.
Every day there are good news stories about people helping people, animals being rescued, new places being explored. These are stories of ordinary people just going about in their day. They don’t consider themselves special, they just focus on the good in the world and make every effort to live a life with love, kindness and compassion. They do what they love and love what they do.
Unfortunately, the media focuses a lot on the disasters and negative news. The good news seems to only appear once in a while. Yes, we need to be informed but it is time for the media to find a better balance. Perhaps if we stopped putting the focus on the bad and start focusing more on the good, there would be more acts of the same.
Often, people imitate what they see. Focus on what you want in life, focus on the good and imitate that. If you don’t like what you are seeing (or doing) then change your picture. That requires effort.
The Effort You Put in
How much effort do you put into your happiness? Are you just sitting back complaining and feeling sorry for yourself? Do you just accept your lot in life? Do you believe everybody is better off than you?
Again, if you answered yes to any of these you may want to stop sitting and start doing. You need to own the responsibility for your happiness. Get out of your own way and allow yourself to do something joyful.
Everyone has a bad day, some have horrible things happen to them but they go on. Why? Because they are not a victim. These people live with action and they know they are solely the ones responsible for their happiness.
Only you can make yourself happy. Find out what it is that brings you joy and then find a way to incorporate it into your life. It is simple if we enjoy what we do, we want to do more of it.
Another way to live with joy is to find a way to give back to others. When you bring joy to another individual it is a selfless act. Helping someone brings immeasurable amounts of joy. We don’t do it because we want something but we always get something in return.
When you live with love you invite joy into your life. It is when you are living with joy that you are living with passion. You find more ways to bring that joy into your life. People are drawn to you because they see you are living a life full of joy.
It’s your life so ultimately it’s your choice. You can be miserable and unhappy if that is what floats your boat, or you can be happy and live life with passion.
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