When you live with passion, you find a way to do the essential things. Anything is possible with passion behind it.
People nowadays want things so quickly. They forget there is an amount of effort that goes into getting what it is you are chasing. When you don’t have passion for what you’re doing, you usually don’t give it your all and often give up.
We cannot reach our goals when we are ‘dialling it in.’ We must take all steps necessary, learn all that we need to know and work smart. When you have passion driving you, the work is not hard. There is a particular joy that continues to propel us forward. This is because we are in tune with our authentic selves and purpose.
I remember driving a girl home for several weeks. Every night she would tell me why she couldn’t live the life she wanted. Her list was full of excuses, or ‘why nots.’ I looked at her when we stopped at a light and asked, ‘Is this going to be another boohoo poor you story, or are you going to tell me what you tried and what you think you need to do next?’ The look on her face had me thinking about how I was just a little bit insensitive. But, you know what? She straightened in her seat and said it was initially going to be a boohoo story but then went on to tell me what she had done, and then she asked what she could do next. That was the start of her shift. From there, we could plan, and she could work towards her goal.
That same girl is now living her passion as a nurse, and what a gift to the world she is. Every once in a while, she will call me up and say, ‘This is a boohoo poor you story, I just need to vent, and you just need to listen.’ It has become our little joke. After she vents, she always tells me what she will do about her problem.
Everyone has excuses these days that sound something like this… ‘my husband doesn’t,’ ‘my wife doesn’t,’ ‘my mother or parent didn’t,’ or ‘my boss won’t.’ It isn’t up to them to fix your problem, it is up to you. The only one who can make that shift and move from going through the motions to living with passion is you.
I once had a girl tell me her dreams. We plotted out what she could do to make it happen while working. Three months later, she was still complaining. I looked at her and said, ‘you could have knocked out some courses by now, but you are still making up reasons why you “can’t” instead of why you should and doing what you must.’ She was happy complaining and never doing. I lost touch with her after that because she understood I was about resolutions and actions and wasn’t going to have a pity party with her.
The difference between people who succeed and people who fail is their passion. They put the effort in and do the work required to achieve their goals. If you want it bad enough, you will find a way.
Don’t tell people why you can’t do it because that becomes your excuse. Tell them why you want to do it and ask for help when needed. Anything is possible with passion behind it.
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