I’m sure that you’ve met young people who have said that they would like to go to college but they don’t have a clue what to study, what field of work they want to do or what drives them. I was one of those people too.
To some extent I still am.
When one is born with a wandering spirit the thought of doing one thing forever scares us. I have so many interests that it’s hard to focus on any one thing for very long. I took one of those personality mapping tests recently and I came back as a happy, easily distracted, interested in everything & excited by new projects kind of guy…duh!
I struggle with finding passion in just one thing or finding it and not keeping it as a passion for very long. Once the newness has worn off, it looks everything else. I learned early on in life not to be enticed by new cars or I’d buy one! Shiny objects are tough on me! On of my passions is obviously my cycling, racing or otherwise. But at my age I’ve not found a way to earn any money at it, so it remains a passionate hobby.
But, when we need to lay our claim to something that is our “passion” and devote serious time to it, those of us in this category have to knuckle down, study, keep our interest up and forge ahead. “I can do this!” I keep telling myself, and pretty soon with much effort I see light at the end of the tunnel and my passion has been accomplished.
Focusing, keeping your idea foremost in your thinking, looking for more ways to engage your and keep it energy high, and moving toward the goal have to be part of your lifestyle or you will get mired in the mud of complacency. I use a big window in my office to write on with a dry erase marker. It’s much like using a white board. I write down ideas, how to make them work and then storyboard the idea to completion…this method has worked well to keep me on-task. I can cross completed tasks to make me feel good about my progress and see that there is less and less to do to get to my goal.
We all have to find what works for us, because we are all so different. What works for you? How to you keep your passion on track? Let me know.
In the end, it’s just one man’s opinion…mine!