Kevin Sinclair asked:
When it comes right down to it, it is far more important to live an authentic life than it is to impress other people. Have faith in who you are and what you are capable of. Relax and enjoy dreaming of the things and life you want. You don’t even have to know what you want at first, the process of discovering what is important to you is an important part of the journey.
What’s Important to You?
Before you can begin your journey towards a new life, it is important to understand where you are currently at. What is it about your life that you would really like to change? Is lack of time a problem? Does your life lack purpose? Do you want to do something with your life that will provide a lasting benefit? You’re not alone. What are you interested in or moved by? Is there a social concern that you would like to make a difference in? Imagine discussing your “achievement” with Oprah. Which of your ideas leaves you feeling most empowered?
Find a Purpose Big Enough to Drive You.
There are a lot of books centered on discovering your passion, but for most people it is really a matter of rediscovering the things you love to do. Life has a way of drowning out our passions but all it takes to get them back is the decision to do so. Things that make your heart sing should be a part of your life. Painting, handcrafts, dressmaking, gardening, writing, carpentry or any number of human activities can make you happy and can easily be included into your lifestyle. Whether your passion is something you do on your own or with others, your life will be enhanced by its presence. If you can find a way to use your passion for a greater purpose, you will be able to leave a legacy and make a difference.
Be Willing to Learn
You don’t need to copy people but you can save a lot of time and mistakes by learning from the experts. Discover who the experts are in your particular field and use the internet to glean what tips you can from them. You may discover gaps in your niche market that you can fill.
Learn How to Use the Internet to Your Advantage
The internet is the quickest and easiest way to find information quickly. The biggest problem you’ll face is that there is actually too much information. This is why it is helpful to learn how to locate and sort through the most reliable information. You can use online libraries, expert articles and social networking environments to discover the information you are looking for.
Is Your Idea Transformative?
In other words can it change lives (your own included)? If you get on the ground floor with an idea that is needed and will encourage the involvement of others, you may find yourself with a much bigger project than you dreamed of.
Build on a Firm Foundation.
Your greatest asset is your experience and wisdom. It is important to be able to fall back on these no matter what your project. There is an old saying: “Stick to Your Knitting.” This means to stay with what you know or what you are good at. If you have a lot of experience, wisdom and skills in an area that you can turn to a profit, you would be wise to go in that direction. It is a lot harder to succeed when you lack experience and knowledge in an area.
Become an Expert
Once you have turned your passion into a profitable niche or have simply become an expert, you can share it via online video as well as starting a blog. As you increase your audience and perhaps create a vibrant online community, you will gain further knowledge of benefit to others. In other words, your capacity to make a difference in the world from your passion is almost unlimited.
It is easy to stay stuck and avoid the necessary steps to turn your passion into a viable business and community proposition. If you need a bit of encouragement, look for someone who can support your goals and is willing to walk with you on this journey. If you make mistakes, don’t be discouraged just learn for them and keep on going. If you do this you will always be moving towards your dreams.