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Articles -- Do what you love
First of all, I would like to invite you to view an inspirational talk by the late Steve Jobs, CEO and co-founder of Apple and Pixar.
At his Stanford University commencement speech, he urges us to pursue our dreams and see the opportunities in life's setbacks — including death itself.
Admittedly, there is no guarantee of riches in pursuing your passion, but the reward of doing what you love is something far more satisfying than wealth. And if you think you can’t earn a living doing what you love, allow me to take you on a flight of imagination…
What is it that you LOVE to do? What energizes and inspires you? Is it painting, writing, building, exploring, being with people, playing a sport…? What cause or group of people do you deeply care about? What do you value above all else?
So many of us have buried our passion. We think we are “comfortable”, but we are only half alive. There is no fire in our eyes, no passion in our heart, no real joy – and no sense of purpose or fulfillment in our lives.
The first step is to allow yourself to dream. Think about what you love to do. What can you get lost in. What did you love to do as a child? In your mind and heart, declare that this is who you are. (“I AM a writer, designer, technical expert”... whatever you would love to be).
Then imagine doing this for a living. Don’t be afraid of all the objections that come up. Listen to those objections, and slowly, methodically find ways to address each of them, and move step-by-step closer to your dream. Trust that your ideal future already exists. All you have to do is continue.
I have changed careers many times, motivated only by my desire for a meaningful and fulfilling life. And I’ve always found a way to earn a living doing what I love, so I know it’s possible. Every career change has required time and effort during the transition, but the journey itself was (and is) a reward in itself!
Dream BIG - you may even invent a career that doesn’t exist yet.
My e-book offers exercises to help you discover your passion.
State who you will BE in that career and state it in the present tense… “I am a …”
Feel your energy level as you make that statement.
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