At what do you excel? Marcia Wieder suggests, “Once you have established your purpose, you will be able to develop projects that will take your dreams out of your imagination and make them part of your reality. . . Passion provides access to power. Gain access to your passion through your life's purpose. . . Getting in touch with your passion will always get you out of your rut and onto a higher road. "
Do you love crunching numbers? Are you a gifted conversationalist? Can you make a piano talk? Do you thrive on a challenge? Are you creative in the kitchen? Can you make people laugh?
What is your raison d’etre? Your reason for being.
If you are just going through the motions every day, then you are not the person you are capable of being. When your heart isn’t in it, your mind isn’t on it and life epitomizes a dreary routine. What a waste of your talents? And don’t tell me that you are not gifted. I don’t believe you!
Dig deep. There is something down there which longs for freedom A driving passion for something to which your day-dreams have always wanted to be? Feel it because that feeling will lift you off the downhill treadmill.
Now find a way forward. You don’t need to give up your day job. How can you interweave dream with reality - volunteer your services? Set up a small business? Begin as a hobbyist? Start somewhere, somehow, today. No excuses.
Life begins when you find your forte.
Thomas Chalmers is an executive coach. He works with executives, politicians, and entrepreneurs. http://www.idealifeinternational.com
Michael Imani, Ph. D. is a mind/body expert. He is a facilitator in executive coaching at the top-ranked Robinson College of Business at Georgia State University. http://www.michaelimanicoaching.com