All week long I’ve been focused on the webinar I’m presenting this Wednesday. Something feels quite different about it to me. I couldn’t quite put my finger on it for a while. Then I discovered what it was during a phone call the other night.
The thing that made the difference for me is I began to focus on the passion. I’m not being lead by my task list. I’m being lead by my passion for my work. This must be the tipping point that people talk about.
Think about this, everyday we perform tasks – some of which we actually enjoy. Maybe for you that’s time with your children, friends or partner or a particular job. How often do you let yourself be swept away by the excitement, thrill and joy of what you’re actually doing take over and be your driving force?
It may sound a bit crazy but after this last week I have to say I’ve seen a monumental difference! It seems that as we go through our day-to-day activities we can forget why we are doing them and become more focused on the required action.
When you’re running off to deliver a child to soccer practice, dance class or another appointment how often do you think of a time when just the idea of having a child fueled you for days. In the beginning it didn’t matter what having a child entailed. Dirty diapers, sleepless nights, no inconvenience mattered you wanted that child, family, job or other desire.
Somewhere along the line it can start to slip from passion and into a to do list. That child you would have given up a thousand sleepless nights just to have is keeping you awake for the 4th night in a row. Your dream job you worked so hard to get has offered you the opportunity of a life time but it requires you to step up a little bit more. You find yourself with a list of tasks rather than a driving force.
Here’s what I did reconnect with the passion that was the source of power. Ask yourself these questions. Why did I want __________? Am I making something else more valuable/ important? Remind yourself just how important ____________ is again? Take your time with it. Reacquaint yourself with the ideas again. Let those emotions flow through you. Remember what made this so important to you.
When I became so focused on the latter aspects of my work I found myself moving forward without hesitation. Rather than seeing a task as an obstacle, a hurdle to be overcome I saw it as an opportunity to get one step closer and then I would tackle it with enthusiasm. Amazingly, each task went more smoothly and easily than it did before and also often felt effortless.
What’s even more exciting is that I was able to fall in love with it all over again! Other opportunities began to present themselves to me as well, making all of life a little smoother. It’s a win/win journey.
Please share your experience. How does connecting with your passions help you to excel? What difference has it made for you? Email me or comment below. You may help someone find his or her tipping point.
I hope to catch you on the webinar on Wednesday! Sign up here.