I want to lay down some truth bombs because I think we get an inaccurate perception of life of the wealthy or those who have found their passion. Even if we feel that we know that much of what people put out on social media is fake, it is always a good reminder (for me as well) of what is real and what isn’t.
“If I have found my passion, I will be motivated to wake up early in the AM, without an alarm and I will be extremely efficient.
Finding your passion can bring you excitement and joy. It can make you motivated, at times, to work harder than you have and to shift priorities for a bit while you are working on a project. However, you have to remember that just because you have found a passion doesn’t mean you know how to harness it. You are bringing along with your passion all of your habits and beliefs. You will have to overcome many of these while you work towards making your passion a reality. Truth – If you have been lucky enough to find your passion, it is alright if you get stuck, don’t know where to turn, what to do with it, or even how to use it. That is the process of life – figuring it out. Finding your passion is a small step on the walk of life.
“If I find my passion and show people I’m genuine, money will flow to me effortlessly.”
I can’t begin to tell you how many people had wonderful passion in their life, did wonderful things, and did not make it big financially. Busting your butt is required, and even then, you still may not become the definition of successful that you had once envisioned. Showing people you are genuine is important, as well as using skill and understanding regarding persuasion, but the truth is you should be focusing on what you love and let the results follow. Of course, that statement is easier said than done, but the more you embrace that thought, the more humble and teachable you will stay.
“If I live the life I want, and create goals that are huge, it will give me the motivation to keep at it.”
Many places tell you to create goals – some will tell you to create SMART goals, others will tell you to create magnificent goals. Either way, the time spent on your goal should be tiny and not focused on often. Once you create your goal, work on developing a system, focus on a daily tiny step that you can’t fail at. Stop saying affirmations of where you want to be, instead describe your process in the “ing” format. If you goal is to become a millionaire, instead of saying “I am a millionaire” say, “I am working to become a millionaire.
Why? First, over time, your mind will realize that you are lying to yourself because you technically aren’t a millionaire, and you will struggle to stay in that place as you look at the world around you and see a blatant disconnect. See your progress in a positive light and it will motivate you significantly more than seeing the obvious separation between your goal and your current life.
“If I have a passion or goal, and I can’t do something, I can find someone to do it so that I only use my strengths.”
There is some credence to the idea that you work as often as you can in your strength zone. That is helpful and important for you to know what you enjoy doing and what you struggle with doing. However, when you are starting out, you won’t have the luxury of determining who can do things that you don’t like to do, nor will you have the money, and you may have to work with several people before you find those that actually can help you, instead of making empty promises. Even though people may sell you something, it doesn’t mean they will deliver. Even though you may want a product or help, it doesn’t mean you can afford it. More than likely you will have to learn quite a bit at the beginning, even about stuff you don’t care about, in order to get your passion off the ground.
“Once I have my passion as a business that is a well-oiled machine, I won’t have to work another day in my life but can wake up when I want, eat only the most expensive foods, travel, work out, and not have a care in the world.”
Sure, those results could be an aspect of your life, but once you have a well- oiled machine, remember…you have MANY passions and talents. Look at developing something else. Better humanity. Better yourself. Instill values and integrity in others. Enjoy life but don’t forget to live.