There’s a fantasy floating out there.
Perhaps you’ve heard of it?
It’s that when you find your passion, or do what you love, you won’t have problems anymore.
When an obstacle lands on your path, you’ll fly over it on your shiny unicorn, and all will be well.
But reality is quite different.
Because you see, even when you’re doing what you love, you’re still living life, and life is a mixed bag.
If you believe that everything should be perfect when you find your passion, you may never believe that you’ve found your passion.
Or found something you’re interested in.
You keep searching for that holy grail that will make your life okay.
This leads to a never-ending search. You never take action. You keep searching for a perfect passion that doesn’t exist.
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This is messy business
Sometimes it isn’t fun.
Often you don’t know what you’re doing, or where you’re going.
You don’t know if you’re on the right path.
You’re afraid, worried, and want to give up.
All of the above is part of this path. It’s up to you and me to experiment and to discover our own path, and how our inner GPS communicates with us.
Doing what you love begins with a seed
Finding what you love is rarely about being smacked in the face by destiny.
It’s more about finding what interests you and watering it with your attention. It then grows into a passion, or it doesn’t.
In my life, all I’ve ever done is followed what I was interested in. Even though I’m making a living with Wake Up Cloud, my books, and my coaching, I still explore things on the side.
I’m constantly noticing what feels magnetic. I notice what life brings me, and I notice how my inner GPS responds.
This is how I discover who I am.
This means that you don’t need to search for your passion, because it’s already here.
It may only be a tiny seed, but there’s already something in your life that is interesting.
There always is.
The bottom line
Doing what you love isn’t always fun, and that’s a good thing.
It means that you don’t have to aim for perfection.
You can let things be messy.
You can start with what you have, where you are.
You can enjoy the process of uncovering what life has to offer you, and what your purpose is.
You don’t have to push. You don’t have to figure things out.
You simply have to follow your inner GPS, moment by moment, day by day.
Enjoy the adventure!