Most of us live an entire lifetime in mediocrity because we have not discovered the incredible potential lying within each one of us. As the Paul Simon song goes:
“We work our jobs
Collect our pay
Believe we’re glidin down the highway
When in fact we’re slip sliding away”
I call this unconscious living. Unconscious living is what we do when we go through the motions of life without putting any thought into it. We may not be happy in our current situation. We may feel trapped in our circumstances and feel that we have no way out. Here’s a good way to get started on your trip out of Unfulfillment Land. Write the following down: If I were to die tomorrow, I would regret that I had not….. Now, make a list of those things For example, you probably wouldn’t write, I regret that I did not spend more time at work, or, I regret that I didn’t buy that car, boat etc. You see, most of us are not that concerned about mere material things. Our concern tends to be more about relationships or a lack thereof. Each of us is unique and each of us has our own particular desires and interests.
The purpose of this exercise is to help you to identify your PASSION.IN LIFE. Once you find out what it is and it may take some time to crystalize it, you are on your way. For example, you may decide that you want to lose those extra 30 lbs this year. However, you need to take it to the next level and ask yourself, why do I want to do this? You might come up with the answer that you want to live a long life so that you can be around to see your grandchildren and great grandchildren. This is a far more powerful reason than merely saying that you want to lose weight.
People who are passionate about something are far more likely to succeed than someone who just decides to do something but without really knowing why. People who are fueled by a passion for a cause or an ideal will find a limitless well of energy that propels them onward. I believe that the secret to becoming a super achiever is wrapped up in that one word: PASSION. Find out what you are passionate about and start working on your plan to achieve it.