The Foundation of Happiness: Part 3
Find Your Passion

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What is your life's passion?  Have you discovered it? Do you have more than one passion?  Are you using your passion (or your passions) to help create your happiest possible life?

On a different level, is your life "passionate" and fulfilled or are you just "wading through"?

This part of the "foundation of happiness" series will explore the entire subject of passion and help you:

  • Find your passion(s)
  • Use your passions to the fullest, based on your particular situation
  • Incorporate your passions into your work
  • Create passion where you might not think you have it
  • Make your whole life more passionate and "alive"

Passion: noun

1. any powerful or compelling emotion or feeling, as love or hate.

2. strong amorous feeling or desire; love; ardor.

3. strong sexual desire; lust.

4. an instance or experience of strong love or sexual desire.

5. a person toward whom one feels strong love or sexual desire.

6. a strong or extravagant fondness, enthusiasm, or desire for anything;
for example,"a passion for music".

Passion in your Work

If you "work for a living", are you doing what you love in your job or career?  In other words, are you using your passion for your income?

If you are like 75% of working people, the answer is not only "no", but you may not even love what you are doing at all (you might even "hate your job or career").

Using your life's passion in your job and/or career is certainly the ideal situation.  So, if you want to be truly happy in life, you must learn to either incorporate your passion (or passions) into your current job or consider making a change to a new job or career at some point.

That's obviously easier said than done.

That's why I wrote the e-book, called BeHappy! at Work, pictured here.  Get it now for just $3.75 by clicking here (or you can get it free, along with two other free books on health and happiness by clicking here or on the "Order Free Now" button in the box to the right).

Also, for some insight into using your passions at work, click here to read the article called,The Difference Between Doing What You Love and Loving What You Do as a Job or Career.

Even if you're in a job or career you feel you can't change, don’t underestimate the power of incorporating your passion into your already existing job or career.

A Passionate Life

Obviously, passion for your "work" is only one component of total life happiness.  There is mush more to it (including for those who don't work for a living).  

Regardless of your work situation, are you excited by your life?  Do other people comment on how happy, enthusiastic and vibrant you are?  Do you spend your time doing things you love and being with people you care about?  Are you fun to be around?

The honest answers to these questions - and others - can help you determine whether you are living a passionate life or a mundane life.

Don't settle for mundane!!  Make your life passionate and fulfilled.  Here are some simple steps to get you started...

Steps to Find Your Passion(s)

  1. Make Enthusiasm a Habit: Like almost everything in life, happiness and enthusiasm are habits we can form.  The opposite is also true.  Many of us get into the habit of not being passionate and "alive".  Develop a habit of being enthusiastic and passionate about everything you do - even if you don't really like doing it.  Fake it at first if you must. 
  2. Start researching your "likes": What themes can you find when you look at your iPod playlist, your credit card statements or your reading list?  What do you do when you have free time? What subjects do you (or did you) enjoy most in school? What are you already spending your time, money, and energy on?  What do you love to talk about when you're with friends?
  3. Take action: Finding your passion is not about thinking, it's about doing.  You have to start engaging in the activities you may think you love to really find out if it's a passion or not.  It's like living with someone to get to know them versus just dating them.  You don't really know until it's "real".

Remember, as described in my "Happiness Formula", regrets can destroy happiness, and it's the regrets for things we didn't do (more so than regrets for things we did that we did) that hurts the most later in life.

Building your life around your passions is something you’ll never regret!! 

The "next step" in the foundational process to true and total happiness puts it all together.  Click here to take that next step...

BeHappy! my friends

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Passion at Work is Path to Happiness in Life

Also, check out some of the great resources about finding your passion in the boxes to the right above.  Don't let your life be mundane.  Make it passionate.  It's part of the "Foundation for Happiness".

NOTE: This is Part 3 of the "Happiness Foundation Series".  Click here to read Part 1 (about finding your true identity) and click here to read Part 2 (about your purpose in life).  


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