This month Oprah has a really good article in her magazine talking about the need in women to find something they are passionate about.
In her article she lays out 4 good steps in moving toward a life of greater passion and engagement.
Step ONE: Find your Passion: How do you want to spend your one and only life? What activities my you light up, what would you love to do if you simply had the time or finances to pursue it??
Step TWO: Take stock of your Strengths: What do you have a natural knack to do? What would your friends say you excel in? What feels “fanciful” but exhilarating all at the same time?
Step THREE: Tap Into your Motivation: What do you have an incentive to do? What is your motivation Style? Passion? Affirmation? Purpose? What makes YOU excited?
Step FOUR: GO! : Step out in the areas you have passion, risk, try, pursue, GO!! Keep your eyes squarly fixed on the Goal; not on the Obstacle.
My favorite part of the article talked about having Idea parties; a gathering of shared ideas with the understanding that as we share our dreams those around us , people will work hard to help us reach those goals; they may know someone, have a connection that propels us into the vision buried deep within us!! Isolation creates discouragement–connection creates opportunities!!
Ann Curry, from the Today show, expressed recently that she needed to be encouraged; given permission, to take a couple days off, away, to journal and focus on those things that matter most! Without that permission she would never have stepped into the incredible world of photography where she spends 2 hours a week: it has meant the world to her. She has found a fresh niche’!!!
So, Today, assess if you are living a life full of passion or have you grown discouraged, applying limits to the love and desires God has put into you heart?
Let’s Trust God~~ He is up to something so good!! so good!!!
Girls~~ live your lives with passion and push through those things that have held you back over the past 5 years! Live large, dream big! Put yourselves on your radar! 🙂