12 Kick Ass Things Passionate People Do Every Day

Passionate People

I love the Aristotle quote, “We are what we repeatedly do. Excellence, then, is not an act, but a habit.”

Our lives are defined by how we spend our time, and what we choose to do each day.

But what if you aren’t sure how to spend your time? What if you’ve been looking for something you feel passionate about, but you just haven’t found it yet?

When you’re in the frame of mind that everything you do feels meaningless and boring, it’s even more depressing to consider Aristotle’s claim. If you are what you repeatedly do, does that mean you are a meaningless and boring person?

It might feel that way at times, but there are certain daily habits that can help you feel more passionate about life, even when you aren’t sure of your life passion.

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Is Finding Your Passion A Waste Of Time?

Finding Your Passion

I just read an article by author and blogger Mark Manson called “Screw Finding Your Passion.”

He suggests that the whole notion of “finding your passion” is a big fat waste of time. He says you just need to get busy with the business of life, change your attitude, and accept that some parts of your life are just going to suck no matter what. So get over it.

He also bursts your passion bubble by advising, “If you have to look for what you’re passionate about, then you’re probably not passionate about it at all.”

I respectfully disagree.

It’s true that life isn’t perfect, that you have to work on having a positive attitude, and that sometimes you have to live through difficult or unhappy periods before you find what you’re looking for.

But do I think that having a passion is impossible?

Do I think it’s useless to search for it?

Do I think you should just belly up and accept a job or a life you find drab and ho hum?

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8 Habits Of Highly Passionate People

Habits of Passionate People

I recently had a Skype conversation with someone so passionate, I could feel it oozing out of the computer and running all over my desk. His excitement and passion were infectious.

I was interviewed by this young blogger who has found his passion for writing, coaching, and teaching about passion and purpose. Before the interview he said, “I’m so excited about what I’m doing, I can’t sleep at night.”

His face is lit up from within with his energy for his work.

How amazing to figure out your passion when you’re still in your 20’s, before life steals away too much of your time, energy, and enthusiasm.

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How To Find Your Passion With These 40 Life Events

How to Find Your Passion

A few years back, I didn’t know what the hell I was doing with my life.

One phase was coming to a close (raising kids, a career in PR), and I was stuck in that netherworld of uncertainty about my next steps.

Frankly, I didn’t have any idea how to go about finding my passion.

I’d been trying to figure it out for over a year without much success. Nothing seemed intriguing, and the things that did were clearly out-of-the-question (ie: become a professional ballet dancer).  I sometimes wondered if I even had a passion.

One of my efforts did bear some fruit. After taking several personality and career assessments, I began to see a pattern related to my interests. Counseling and coaching were two careers that kept appearing on my radar screen.

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What Should I Do With My Life? 36 Steps To Find Out

Whether you’re 16 or 60, or any age for that matter, you will bump up against this question at some point: “What should I do with my life?”

There’s nothing quite so daunting as asking yourself this question only to see a vast emptiness ahead of you. How do you know what to do when you have no idea where you’re going?

Even if you’re gainfully employed in a respectable career, you could still be thinking, “I don’t know what to do with my life.”

So many people lose touch with who and what they want to be because they’ve been so busy doing what the think they’re supposed to do — only to find themselves unfulfilled and bored.

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What Is My Passion? 10 Reasons You Need To Ask Yourself This Question

What is My Passion?

Too many of us live lives of quiet desperation not understanding how to find your passion in life.

They wake up with a low-level sense of dread, anxiety, or sadness.

They go to their jobs and feel under-utilized, unappreciated, and underwhelmed.

When they get home, they feel mentally and physically exhausted, with just enough energy to take care of the kids, fix a meal, and plop on the couch to watch a few hours of TV.

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