‘Start Small’ is what you usually say to people who never start. It is also the best way to get started. An Idea, an interest, a passion; everything needs a start. And if you are bothered about taking it till the end, then you will never see the end if you don’t start. So start small.
Let’s talk about Passion
Some people pursue their passion more than others even though they have the same 24 hours in a day. It is true that we all do not have the same kind of thinking and our situations and opportunities are not necessarily the same. But that is not reason to put your passion in the back burner.
What you need is to fast track your passion through a goal based plan that you can manage on yourself.
Passion is an intense emotion, a compelling enthusiasm or desire for something. It is about embracing that inner self that is unsettled when a desire pokes you from inside, it might be music, it could be entrepreneurship, art, movies, creative writing, traveling anything that creates a deep desire in you. The pursuit of which makes you happy. It is about the pursuit and not necessarily the final culmination.
How do you put a passion into practice?
Passion is in no way different from anything else that you put into practice. If you want a degree or a certification you need to prepare for it. You need a plan of action, a set of actionable goals, a way to monitor the progress, an interest in learning. And then you need the courage to embark on it, a commitment to make it happen and an attitude to enjoy the Journey more than the destination. Passion is the same, it does not move a needle without you doing something.
If you ask; some would say they have no passion. While some will say they have way too many and some just turn blank because they have never thought about it. More than not having one it is the lack of effort in discover one. And for those who have more than one passion, it is about narrowing down and picking on one or two and acting on it.
A Simple Exercise…
Make a list of everything that you love and next to it write everything you think you are good at and try to equate them; See where you need to focus your efforts on. Take it from there. Build an actionable plan to take your passion forward. Discuss with someone and unlock it and put it to work
Life is too short to not act on what you are passionate about. Start Small; But Start