Making choices is a part of everyday life. We find ourselves in a day-to-day push and grind to make it. It is the story of so many “I hate what I do” or “I hate my job” and so on. Maybe your 9-5 job stops you from exploring all of your potential because your hours are always getting in the way. Or maybe it is because you are tired of someone else telling you what to do and how to do it. Maybe you are just simply sick of making the “other man” rich.
No matter what the circumstances may be, you are here and reading this article and I hope you do give me just a couple minutes of your time.
I promise that I am not trying to suck you in and sell you something at the end.
And, this may just be the inspiration you need to shed a little light on some endless opportunities for you.
May even be life changing for some and others it won’t change a thing.
But for the one’s it may help is why I am telling you this and the reason for what I do…
The Good News… And The Sad News…
I love the expression “Go for it.” We can’t expect to find what we love without reaching out for new, exciting experiences. We have around 60,000 thoughts a day. That is the good news.
The sad news is that about 95% of the time, we think the same old thoughts. We will live in a narrow frame of reference unless we choose to search, seek, and find new things to love.
An old Greek philosopher, Sophocles, taught us “Look and you will find it – what is unsought will go undetected.” We can expose ourselves to a vast range of possibilities.
We should never wait for good things to come to us. We can go exploring and we’ll always find a great number of things to be excited about.
Uncover and Discover
What are some ways that you uncover and discover new interest, passions, and even obsessions?
What are some things you love?
How did you discover them?
It has been said that when we arrive at a question, then the answer is near.
Question everything and you will discover what you are looking for and will deepen your knowledge.
You might discover that you love roses and want to grow your own. If no one ever promised you a rose garden, you can choose to go after what you love.
Where do you begin? You can read up on roses. You can visit different gardens and see what you most adore — what colors, what scents, what varieties do best in your climate and soil.
By asking gardeners questions and listening carefully to their responses, and by careful observation, you will be able to go to a nursery, buy some rose bushes and properly plant them.
You’re not going to be able to wake up one beautiful summer morning, with the dew still on the ground, and run out barefoot and see the splendid beauty of your rose garden unless you choose to make it happen.
I’ve discovered that once we’re excited about something, anything, we’ll naturally be attracted to helpful people who are experts or professionals or avid amateurs who love to share their knowledge.
Through our mutual interests in art or music, football or basketball, hunting and fishing, we find great stimulation in our time spent together.
Your Passion Can Change The World…
Your passions can lead to professional enrichment as well. Thomas Edison had an ingenious perception about the light. He passionately pursued his interest, experimenting – being wrong 99% of the time.
But he was able to invent the light bulb that forever changed our lives and the way we live today.
Sometimes we unveil what we love by admitting what we don’t love.
I admit, I do not like the get-rich-quick schemes online. I have been exposed to them since I started my online journey. They are misleading and prey on people, in which most cases are already struggling to stay above water, to ultimately put a bad taste in there mouth and take every last hard-earned penny they have.
They sell some course or software that promises to make millions in just a few clicks of the mouse and that narrative is just false. It is stealing from the one’s that are already struggling to make it.
That makes it much harder for them to trust legitimate people, like you (I hope) and I, that really do want to help.
Put that aside, I love working online because the opportunity is pretty much limitless. I enjoy coaching people to help with there own online success. Consulting, mentoring, creating video tutorials and master classes. I enjoy doing it all.
I am actually in the process of creating my first masterclass now. It is going to be a guide to starting your online business from scratch, but I am not trying to sell you anything in this article so that is for another time.
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I am inspired when I see a true online entrepreneur create a pathway for others to fulfill their dreams. That is just to show that I’m not inclined to dislike online courses and the like, because I do.
That is why we are here, to help you in making choices and to find your passion and turn it into success.
Finding Your Passion?
When people tell me that they have not yet found their passion, I would suggest looking to ancient philosophy, which encourages taking pleasure in a variety of different things, choosing the ones that we are best fit for, and identifying certain interests that we want to pursue over other possibilities.
Most of us will agree that loving what we’re doing, loving what we see, hear, smell, taste, and touch increases our sense of happiness and pleasure.
I have a friend, Micah, who has recently taken on holding a support class, once a week, for anyone needing help, a friend, guidance and insight, a mentor, a spiritual uplifting, etc. He made a choice and rented a classroom in the halls of the old school building. In the small community of Albany, Ohio – just 5 miles outside of Athens, Ohio–home of Ohio University.
He is an engineer by trade, designing plastic car parts and accessories. Also, He is often sent to different countries to help get the plant/factory of that area to perform better and create a more strategic team to produce more finished products for there particular company.
Micah absolutely loves holding this class and looks forward to seeing new people each and every week to dedicate his personal time, after working sometimes 80+ hours in a weeks time as an engineer, to helping the people that is in need. To top it off, the class does not cost a dime to anyone and it takes about 12 weeks to complete. Making choices.
Micah does that because he enjoys helping others above all things. Now, he could charge for the class, it does have great value and advice. He doesn’t and that is great, but the point that I’m trying to make to you is not about value. It is about making choices and finding your passion. The value can be worked in if that is the direction that you want to go.
A friend sold his motorcycle because his family had so many interests, including a son that played football and at the time had a few different college’s interested, including The Ohio State Buckeyes. Life changed and he wanted to be there for his son, to help coach him through high school.
He discovered that when he was home, he loved to do woodworking – something not possible from riding his bike. Brad is now a craftsmen and builds furniture from the comfort of his garage. Brad mentions that his love for woodworking comes from always loving the outdoors.
Maybe that is true, but had he not sold his motorcycle to pursue other interests, he might not have had the opportunity to discover this new passion.
Whether you pursue football, basketball, golf, fishing, painting, playing the guitar, whatever you choose, you will put in long patient hours of experimenting, perfecting your skills, sharpening your tools, learning as you go.
We will continue to find new things we love, and will pursue them throughout our lifetimes. Aristotle reminds us “It is the nature of desire not to be satisfied.”
Choice By Choice…
When we choose to live the good life, making choices will be in every area of our existence that will improve our well-being. Robert Louis Stevenson wrote ” To know what you prefer … is to have kept your soul alive.” Let us see what we love so that we may know our spirits better.
Many intellectual, well-meaning people have not kept their souls alive because they have been afraid to express themselves honestly. We are all creative because we are creating our lives, choice by choice.
We Have to have an intimate connection with making choices about people, places, and things. There is no area of our lives that we can not make richer or fuller.
We’ve barely tapped the surface of our human potential.
Finding What Works?
We’re all confronted by making choices each day. Some have minimal consequences, such as whether to have our ice cream in a cup or cone, while other decisions can be life changing. And while some of these choices may impact our lives today, other choices may not affect us for years to come. The important thing to remember is that we are a product of the choices we make. Each decision helps to define who we are and how we’re different from one another. Making good choices begins with taking charge of the decision-making process. Do you make good choices? Read more.
Try different things until something clicks. One thing will definitely lead to another. There’s no such thing as a person with to many interests.
We become interesting when we are engaged in things we love. The good, big, fun life is waiting for us.
Take pleasure in discovering what truly excites you, and then go after all you’re stimulating discoveries.
Watch the universe come toward you as though you’re a magnet of good energy.
I hope this has helped you and if it has, or you know someone it may, I do hope that you will share it with others.
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