This articles was written by M. A. Tohami
When it comes to living your passion, you need to understand that in your pursuit of passionate living, you must always pass by 3 stages:
1. Stage One: Explore
You explore who you are, what matters most to you and what your dream lifestyle looks like.
In this stage you explore yourself to understand yourself. You dig deep within to discover your values, your passions, your strengths and your desires. You discover what puts a smile on your face and what brings joy to your life.
Also in this stage, you explore life.
You’re open to experiment everything. There is no right and wrong path. You try and experience everything that comes your way, until you find the path the resonates with your heart and soul. You test until you receive your call.
As you explore and know more, you get closer to your core. You’ll feel it … and then you’ll never let it go! It is an extremely joyful feeling that can’t be described in words.
In summary, this is the clarity stage.
2. Stage Two: Embrace
Once you find your passion, you need to start creating a space for it in your life. It will start small, then grow big to enlighten your whole life. Every action you take towards living your passion will count. The laws of accumulation and compound effect never fail.
It’s a universal law that what you focus on expands. Therefore, when you practice your passion every day, it grows and expands. Consider it as your part time employer!
Invest in your passion and you’ll receive the greatest rewards you can dream of.
Look for ways to practice your passion at each and every chance. If you can’t at your current job, then volunteer. Join communities, online and offline, that share the same passion. Build a network of associates who pursue the same path.
You will always find many ways to practice your passion, at least on a small scale.
The most important thing is to embrace it and feed it. Don’t ever burry it or let it fade and die. Keep the fire up!
Remember that you can never ever excel at something without having your heart in.
If you want to end your life being remarkable, then embrace your passion today. If you don’t embrace your passion today, you’ll regret tomorrow! You’ll regret the lifeless life you’ve lived.
In summary, this is the practice stage.
3. Stage Three: Enliven
This is when you live with passion ALL the time. In this stage, you breathe passion into everything you do and your passion gains the power to enliven your whole life.
You either quit your job and start your own business or shift to a more fulfilling career. Either way, the defining factor of this stage is that you’ve found a way to connect your passion to a profitable path.
You add value and serve others in the best way you can, simply because you started doing what you were born to do.
Only then, you can put yourself on the fast track to remarkable success and contribution.
In summary, this is the aliveness stage.
“Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.” – Howard Thurman
Life can’t force us with its rhythm. Life can only force the weak who quit or surrender. Don’t be weak.
Stand UP for your dreams.
Stand UP for your legacy.
Stand UP for your uniqueness.
Stand UP for your passion.
Practice the virtue of patience. It takes time to become the right YOU … in the right PLACE … at the right TIME.
Follow your heart and your time WILL come.
There is a very inspiring proverb that says, “When you were born you cried and the world rejoiced. Live your life so that when you die the world cries and you rejoice.”
In a future post, I’ll share with you my personal story and how I progressed through the 3 stages of passionate living.
Till then, TANGO WITH YOUR HEART.
To Your Passionate Life,
M. A. Tohami
Bestselling author of The Pharaohs’ Code