Concentrate on Passions Or Goals?

Goals vs. Passions

Importance of Passions vs. Goals-

Concentrate on your passions vs. your goals and watch what happens. Do you find it difficult to find success, happiness, and purpose in life while others seem to swim in it? Do you put your hobbies and passions on hold for a “someday”?

I have been extremely goal oriented my whole life, but now that I look back, I realize I didn’t always follow my passions.  If you follow your passions, your goals will automatically identify themselves effortlessly.

So, just what is your definition of passion (non-relationship, of course)? Here are some thoughts. Which ones are right for you?  These questions would be great items to journal about, too.


* Fires you up
* Can’t you stop thinking about
* Brings you joy
* Can’t you wait to do when you leave work
* Interests you on a high level
* Challenges you
* Is chicken soup for your soul

Because it isn’t always easy to throw our jobs or careers to the side to follow our passions, I would like to challenge you. Your number one goal should be every year for the next five years to increase your awake time spent on your passion by 20% each year. And, maybe 20% is too much. Adjust the percentage to fit your situation, but don’t be stingy.

Opportunities will start to open. Watch for synchronicities that are the coincidental occurrence of events. If you doubt this, ask your friends and family members that are living their dreams how they got there.

Stay tuned for my next blog on identifying your passions if you aren’t quite sure.



My long career as a CPA and Certified Financial Planner has kept me locked into numbers for a long time. But, over those years, I have come to understand the power of journaling or writing ideas and thoughts on paper. My hope is for one of these books to resonate with you and to provide you the tools to get what you want in life.

4 comments on Concentrate on Passions Or Goals?

  1. Ronald A. Cromwell says:

    I loved your idea regarding the importance of considering passions vs. goals. I too have always been goal oriented especially with an eye toward accumulation of wealth and the security generally associated with it. Family relationships, tradition, stability, and values that bring comfort to one’s life have been most important to me. However, it seems there has been a strange metamorphosis occurring in this country which disturbs me to my core. Fewer and fewer people care about the things I do. Why?! If you asked me to identify my #1 passion at this time of my life, I would say it is to return to a previous more sane way of living. I feel everyone has traded in the old values for a random plunge into a candy-coated world of immediate satisfaction and gratification. I guess my passion is to live my life in my “good-old” comfort zone, a nice place to be, for me anyway! How can I reconcile this passion with the intimidation of today’s world?

  2. Wendy Hanson says:

    I love this! I am so fortunate to be passionate about my work. But I also need to look at other passions. Going out and traveling, unique activities and having fun with my Dragon boat racing team. I never want to look back and say why did Nite do more of that

  3. Mackie says:

    You have definitely sparked my thinking about what is passionate to me. The two previous replies were spot on. If we only would take time out everyday and let silence be our guide we would learn so much.
    I read a quote that resonated with me at the beginning of 2018- ” Choose life not things”

    1. I found a similar one: “The best things in life are not things”. After 5 years of searching for a plaque it now hangs on my kitchen wall.

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