“The only way to do great work is to love what you do.  If you have not found it keep looking.  Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs

The Secret to a Successful Life.

What is the most important thing in your life to keep you healthy, happy, whole and productive?

Money?

Health?

OK the title gave it away. Passion. 

I believe if you have a passion in your life, you can overcome most things. Leave addictions out of it. Don’t get confused with obsessions and passion. Passion is what gets you going every morning and moving in the right direction.

“A true passion that burns within your soul is one that can never be put out.” – Zach Toelke

Passion & Purpose

Passion is a deep desire to accomplish a divine seed that has been deeply planted in your soul.

From this point forward we can also call it Purpose. 

We all have it. Like it or not we are on planet earth to be part of the whole. The synergy you can bring to the world will accomplish incredible things.

We are born into a life not to follow the path of our parents or their parents and so forth. This is your time and your path to accomplish something that only you can do.

We come through our parents not to be our parents. We have our own purpose. When this purpose is recognized, it really becomes the drive to be who we were meant to be. This you must realize.

Jesus earthly father was a carpenter, not what He came to this earth to be. 

Never limit your goals to your surroundings.

Your surroundings are just the staging area for you to start your own journey. It might take awhile for that seed to germinate but it’s never too late to nurture it.

Depending on your age, finding your purpose earlier in life is better of course. But if you look back, that little sprout was taking root long before you knew it existed.

As mentioned in my previous blog, The Prequel To My Success – The Naked Truth, I always had a can-do attitude with new challenges. So, when I hit the age of retirement, I naturally wanted to break the barriers and mold of not settling what so called retirement age meant:

  • Starting a new career
  • Buying a motorcycle (which by the way I mastered and love)
  • Overcoming illness with diet and exercise

And, there is more on my bucket list yet to come!

You get the picture. I have always been a shock jock, that provocateur who likes to stir up the status quo.

The Dark Ages Set In.

During the dark ages of my life, losing passion and a reason to get up everyday drove me in a direction I had never traveled before. Bitterness and loss were my focus and I could not see past that. Looking back, I was missing my career and my healthy body.

As soon as I started recognizing that Inspiration Can Be Found In Strange Places there was still a budding seed inside of me, it didn’t look the same, but was open to a new direction, everything got better.  My will to live with purpose came back.  So, when I say;

Finding Your Purpose & Passion.

The #1 most important thing in life is finding your purpose and passion

I have lived it. It doesn’t matter if you are sick, broke, divorced, jobless, there is a ‘Happily Ever After’ waiting for you. Trust me I know it!

I know it sounds easy but it takes determination. It’s really easier to stay where it’s familiar than to walk away and go in a new direction.

Starting a new career, a new relationship or finding and sourcing out possible health solutions can take time. You will know though if you are on the right path.  It just feels right.

Funny thing is when you are doing something you love; you enjoy the process and it doesn’t seem like work at all.

Don’t Give Up – Fertilize That Seed.

Randy Bachman, Study the Greats.

Singer, songwriter Randy Bachman’s a member of the band Guess Who, Bachman-Turner Overdrive, known for hits like “Takin’ Care of Business” and “You Ain’t Seen Nothing Yet.” Bachman’s secret to success on how to learn song writing, “Studying the greats.” He would not only look for similarities between popular songs, but also write a sequel to hit songs just for practice. A labor of love I’m sure, but success did not come overnight. He stuck to it.

Walt Disney, Practice Made Perfect.

Walt Disney worked for the family at a young age and any spare time he had his love of drawing began. He sold his first drawing of a neighbour’s horse who happily paid him for his creation. It was many years and failed attempts in coming up with Mickey Mouse in 1928. That seed was starting to germinate at a young age. Thank goodness he never let that passion die.

My Dad, Money Saved His Life

I remember a story my dad told of being in the Navy during World War 2. The ship he was on went down. The tricky part was he didn’t know how to swim. He treaded water somehow for hours thinking of all the money he had been putting in his bank account saving up to buy something special. At this point in time this passion saved his life.  The simple fact the money he saved gave him a strong will to live.

Find It & Nurture it

Finding my purpose and passion again saved my life. It’s something you have to find. Then nurture it and the process will be wonderful and well worth it. You might find inspiration in someone’s story like mine, a picture, a song, even a small voice or vision in a quiet moment.

Don’t give up! Take a chance, your wings are ready.

“Act as if you are already where you want to be.” – Jack Canfield

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