Your Seven Chunks of Life
Your Passions Create Your Happiness
In my last blog, I wrote about concentrating on your passions vs. your goals to get what you want in life. Many people do not know what their passion is. Do you know your passion in life? Is it one passion? Is it many passions? Today, I’ll help you determine your passions. You may be surprised by the outcome. There is a wonderful book called, The Passion Test, by Janet and Chris Attwood. Their website is https://thepassiontest.com.
If you read past the first paragraph of this blog, you are ready to find your passions and start to take action to live them now. You may be just starting out in your adult life, in mid-life, or getting ready to retire. It is time. Doing the steps below once a year can be very powerful over your lifetime. Life changes and you should move with those life changes. For most people following their passions makes them very happy. Isn’t that what you really want out of life?
Science is beginning to indicate that we can only keep seven aspects of our lives in our consciousness. If too much information enters the brain, it filters out the unimportant items. Boy, that explains a lot! Are your passions in those seven important chunks?
Steps To Finding Your Passions and Happiness
I recommend you make some quiet time for yourself to do this exercise.
Step 1 – List twelve or more things that make you happy and you want in your life. Do not censor or judge yourself.
Step 2 – Choose the seven that are most important to your happiness. You may find some overlap. You can choose to combine, if necessary.
Step 3 – Put the list away for a few days. Then, review your choices. Do they still resonate? It is perfectly normal to go back and forth on your choices for a few go-arounds.
Step 4 – Once you have arrived at your seven choices, put them in order of importance. Give each passion a page in your journal, an index card, or a sticky note. The idea is to place them where you can see them on a regular basis. Do what works for you. I have my seven posted in different places in my office and home.
Step 5 – Review your passions on a regular basis, preferably daily.
Step 6 – Pay attention to events or opportunities that will begin to pop up. I promise you; this will happen. Don’t doubt yourself. Keep a log of these opportunities or synchronicities because they can be very subtle and you may forget. I use the “notes” feature on my phone.
The above six steps are huge. You may need to do these steps multiple times over the next few weeks.
Stay tuned for my next blog that will have more steps on realizing your passions. There is an entire chapter on “happiness” in my book, Journal Your Way to a Peaceful World. Click here for more details:
Have a great week.