The days in the 2011 calendar year are moving rapidly; it’s September already!
At the quarter year point, it is time to check in with yourself. As you know, I have been working with Roy van der Mull, facilitator for The Passion Test (Janet and Chris Attwood). Roy is a natural for this process, he is an expert guide who patiently but deliberately moves you to your inner discovery of your valued passions. During our first two sessions, I discovered that my top passions were not what I expected. Surprise, in these check in sessions with Roy I found out that I had shifted, I had changed.
My endorsement of Roy is clear. He helped crystallize in my heart, mind and soul what new direction I must now take and what decisions I can now make based on the knowledge of my new, shifted passions. His advice from The Passion Test was “Whenever you are faced with a decision, a choice or an opportunity choose in favor of your passions.” Fuel your passions with the energy of choice, by checking in with what you want and how you feel, and confidently reach your goals.
It is time for you to check in. ASK:
- Have my passions shifted?
- Have my goals changed?
- What do I base my decisions upon?
- Are my achievement markers relevant?
Pause for a while today and answer the above four questions. It is time to validate or remove some things in your life as I did. Seek, do an independent investigation into what is of value to you. Pause to extract your passion(s). Find a quiet space and set aside the time to discover and deepen your passion. Then, use the remaining quarter of this year to make conscious, practical decisions which support the practice of your passions. Be willing to change.
“I am willing to put myself through anything: temporary pain or discomfort means nothing to me as long as I can see that the experience will take me to a new level.” ~Diana Nyad
What pain and ecstasy are you willing to put yourself through? What will you arm yourself with? What power is yours?
Remember nothing can ever hurt you – and with passion in your heart, mind and soul – all the world’s afflictions cannot alarm or deter you.
Live your passion confidently, one decision at a time.