Passion Locator: I’d Follow My Bliss If I Knew Where to Find It

The Pursuit of Passion


Is this all there is?
Why does my life seem dull, passionless?
I need to do something, but what?

I’d Follow My Bliss
If I Knew Where to Find It!

Thinking people who place an emphasis on quality of life ask such questions.
Yet physical and emotional exhaustion have created tired and sedentary instead of enthusiastic and energetic people. There must be something more…but what?

We want vitality and adventure. Few of us have the robustness to risk for our dreams. We long for more passion in life yet may allow our responsibilities, habits, fears and lack of motivation to continue patterns that preserve boredom, low-grade suffering or dispassionate mediocrity.

* Pitch the Wet Blankets to Passion!
* Know Your Motivators and Turn Up the Heat!
* Quality of Life the Way YOU Want It!
* Follow Your Bliss and Burning Desires!

PASSION - PURPOSE - PERSISTENCE Workshop Know Yourself - Know Your Goals - Know Your Motivators

PASSION – PURPOSE – PERSISTENCE Workshop
Know Yourself – Know Your Goals – Know Your Motivators

 

Even when we know what quality of life looks like for us, how do we DO IT?

Heather’s workshops and study guide walk you through steps to uncover burning desires. Identify your personal obstacles both internal and external. Experience your unique vision that is true to your style. Learn tools to implement change in thought, emotion and behavior requisite to achieving better quality of life. Below is one of the exercises from her passion study guide, I’d Follow My Bliss If I Knew Where to Find It!

The Passion Locator Video I

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The Passion Locator Video II

The Passion Locator II

The Passion Locator II

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

Writing Exercise: The Passions in My Life

Journaling your passions conveys that you made a decision to take the time and effort to acknowledge what you really care about in your life.
Second, writing offers a permanent record of your true feelings at any point in your life because our passions change and evolve over time.
Third, when you write, you can take all the time you need to get the ideas accurately and, once you have articulated these passions in words, you have the opportunity to be a more creative thinker about any action items these values have inspired for your future and your life.

For Anger and Frustration:
I don’t like it that…
It irritates me when…
I feel frustrated…
I am angry that…
I feel annoyed…
I get impatient about…
I want…

For Sadness and Hurt:
I fee disappointed…
I am sad that…
I feel hurt…
I feel unwanted…
I long for…
I wanted…
I want…

For Fear and Worry:
I feel worried…
I am anxious about…
I am afraid…
I feel scared…
I can’t stop worrying about…
I do not want…
I need….
I want…

For Regret and Sorrow:
I feel embarrassed…
I am sorry…
I feel ashamed…
I feel guilty…
I feel hopeless about…
I hope that…
I didn’t want…
I need forgiveness for…
I wish I could…
I won’t…
I want…

For Love and Caring:
I love…
I hope…
I like…
I understand…
I accept…
I forgive…
I long for…
I care about…
I appreciate…
I am grateful for…
I know…
I want…

When you have finished expressing these passions, take a break and re-visit your writing. Using different colors for each topic area, find the groupings. For example: my work, my failures, my marriage, my friends, my addiction, my self-sabotage, my boss, my education, my spirituality, my kids, etc.

This will give you a clear picture of what you want and what you need to change. Ideally, I would want you to use my LifeStyle Design Guide to identify your goals. But, you may know now the first priority on your list for change.

If so, write down your goal and plan the action steps you want to follow.  Call someone, a friend, your spouse, a parental figure, a counselor, a mentor and get some encouragement with suggestions.

My goals are now to:

I decide that, therefore, I will take these actions:

When this exercise helps you, I would be thrilled to hear about them with a comment below or an email from you!

Best wishes always,
Heather

PASSION LOCATOR

Passion Locator

Passion Locator

 

1: True to My Integrity
Values–Compromised or Upheld
Beliefs–Limiting or Inspiring
Needs–Denied or Requested

2: What is Passion?
Fondest Desires–Secrets Reclaimed
Emotional Intensity–For Adults Only
Mature Relationships–Romantic Skill

3: Blocks to Passion
The Safety in Staying Numb
Make or Break Passion through Anger
Dragons, Fears and Doubts

4: Awakening Passion
Purpose–Why Am I Here?
Mission–How Do I Make a Difference?
Heroes & Heroines–Highest Hopes

5: Following My Bliss
Reclaiming Lost Dreams
My Vision for Myself
Transforming My Life