Can you remember all those dreams and goals which have been buried over the years (adulthood and rationality get in the way). Frequently, the job or past time which sparked your enthusiasm and joy when you were 8 years old, still holds a small candle of passion deep inside of you yet, years of growing up, school, work, stuff, responsibility and so on, has reduced it to the tiniest glimmering flicker – almost forgotten.
Then, one day, you have some very poignant questions posed to you, and that candle starts to burn again, the feelings of excitement come flooding back, for a moment, before rationality resumes. Those doubts, doom and gloom come sweeping back, burying that chance of possibility – ‘could this have been my calling, my profession – everything that I wanted?’
Well, the answer to that, is quite possibly YES. I wonder, if for a couple of minutes, you can take the time to reflect back on the three things which give you the most joy, the three things which you would regret having not achieved if you were to die today, and the three things which you could talk for hours about, without even thinking about them?
Pause – re-read the last paragraph, and think again!
So how was that for you? Take a moment, write it down (if you don’t it will be gone for ever and that warm fuzzy feeling which just swept through you will never come back).
So go on – write them down…
Now there are 5 steps towards turning that feeling into your profession – they are explained fully in this article here, so you will need to commit some time and read further.
To encourage you along, they are :
- Count the Cost
- Find your Tribe
- Create specific deadlines
- Prepare to embrace failure along the way
So rather than treat this as a little bit of light entertainment, take the step – commit some time, risk moving forwards, risk enjoying what you do from morning to night, risk turning that passion into your profession