Our most magnetic emotion can pull us onto the right path and show us what we really need. But first we have to lay the ground for passion to grow.
Highlights from the Article
We are often so busy with the to-do lists of our everyday lives that we can forget what really matters to us. We might not even notice the glimmer of a calling – or forget about it as soon as our attention is drawn to something else. Our passion is buried.
This is where mindfulness is especially helpful. Mindfulness helps us know who we are, and who we are not which opens the door to discovering our passion.
We can see more clearly what is calling us from amid the many fleeting distractions of our lives. And seeing who we are without judgment leads to acceptance, and, ultimately, to self-love. When we stop wanting to be someone else, we can finally recognize our distinct talents and passions - and what we want to do with our one precious life.
No matter how it reveals itself, passion is an arrow, pointing us to those experiences that are about our life’s larger purpose. It hints at the things that make us unique, the preferences and interests that, despite sharing a 99.9% genetic similarity with every other human being, place us on our own distinct path.
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The Gifted Perspective
The following quotes from Bush’s article resonate with us and highlight the importance of getting in tune with your passion.
“You can only become truly accomplished at something you love. Don’t make money your goal. Instead pursue the things you love doing and then do them so well that people can’t take their eyes off of you.” – Maya Angelou
“There is no passion to be found playing small, in settling for a life that is less than the one you are capable of living.” – Nelson Mandela
At Gifted Leaders, we want to equip you and every one of your teammates to discover and live your life’s passion and purpose. Contact us today about individual leadership coaching or our Teams That Talk™ coaching approach!