Are You Living Your Passion: A Fun Way to Either Find or Rekindle Your Passion
I used to think that writing was ‘my thing.’ When someone would ask me what I’m passionate about, I would say, “Writing,” without hesitation. However, I’ve recently discovered that writing is not my passion at all.
Writing is merely my vehicle.
My passion is helping others realize their significance, and through words, I hope to encourage them to overcome their past, their current obstacles, and any preconceived notions they have come to believe about themselves and their perception of the world that may be holding them back.
Point number two of the blog post titled Find Your Passion in Three Steps instructed readers to do a simple yet fun exercise: list your three favorite movies of all time.
That wasn’t hard. My list is as follows:
The puzzling part to me was that these movies were supposed to help me discover my innermost passion. The only common theme I saw at first was that maybe I secretly (even unbeknownst to me) wanted to live in a different era, and somehow discover that I am royalty. That couldn’t be right. I thought writing was my passion.
But through a brief discussion within the comments of the above mentioned blog post, I was enlightened. Each of these movies has someone depicted as being insignificant, discarded, even worthless: a farm boy, a servant slave, and a knight’s squire.
The connection? Each of them overcame their past, their current circumstances, and all Resistance that stood in their way to follow their dream-filled heart. And along the way, they found significance, life’s purpose, love, and a loyal group of supporters who also experienced great life-change through someone else’s success.
The vehicle for that message happened to be a movie. My vehicle for that same message is the written word. That really cleared things up for me!
Have you found your true passion in life?
I would love to hear from you. What are your three favorite movies? Can you find a theme in your list that relates to your passion?
Maybe this weekend, it’s time to pull those movies out, make some popcorn, and rekindle that fire inside. Then, go after that passion with everything you’ve got!
I wish you a world of significance,
Posted on May 26, 2011, in Finding Your Passion, Finding Your Significance and tagged A Knight's Tale, Ever After, Mary Demuth, Michael Hyatt, Passion, Significance, Tara Sophia Mohr, The Princess Bride. Bookmark the permalink. 9 Comments.