How do you find your passion?
Most of us know what makes us excited and we know what makes us what to stay in bed and hide. However, sometimes it is hard to pinpoint more than what makes us happy, but what we are truly passionate about. I like to ask this question, "If you won a million dollars, what is the one thing you WOULD NOT give up?" Now, I know many of us would say sleeping, watching TV/movies, and hanging our with friends/family. But what do you DO that you would not give up? That is your passion. For example, if I won money, it would go into my consulting business...I do not have any plans to give it up no matter how much money I have.
But you know what? As I write this, I have to be even more honest with myself and say it is not the business aspect so much as what I do with my business. If Educator Alexander Consulting, LLC had to go away, I would still want to help teachers through professional development. It truly is my passion. I love doing it. I will forgo food and sleep to present to teachers! I really would (and have)! I just get a joy from teaching teachers and helping them on their journey to making students grow (academically and personally). I also love to help them on their own journey with their personal and professional growth. I never want to stop doing this! Never! So think about that for yourself? What brings you that much joy? That is your passion! Then ask yourself what you can do in your life to spend more time on your passion!
OK...I can feel some of your eyes rolling. But, I promise it can happen! Think of it as a reality! It may take some sacrifices, patience and changes in your life, but envision how much happier you would be by doing what you are truly passionate about! And then take action towards it! Think big and start small! What is one extra thing you can do per week to move you towards your passion? DO IT! Write it down as a definitely thing you HAVE to do! Make it a priority. As you go for it, you will have great successes and you will also have some setbacks! But that is OK because you will know that you are doing what you really love!
So, find your passion, set your goals and GO FOR IT! You can and will do this!
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Desiree Alexander aka Educator Alexander is excited about her first blog, Honestly Desiree! Learn more about her at www.educatoralexander.com/about.