I’ve Found My Passion. Now What?
Passion is a light that shines so bright, it makes the road to success as clear as a warm sunny day. Once you’ve identified your passion, it’s time to embark upon the journey to make it an everyday reality. How do you go about this?
You’ve probably found yourself smiling as the mind wanders and you envision a lovely daydream that you heart hopes will one day come true, but your dreams can be guided and shaped by you.
At Born to Win we believe that adding passion into your dreams can prove to be fulfilling and a huge motivator in developing a ‘go-getter’ attitude. Visualization is a technique that help you do it. Here are a few simple steps to get you started on developing active visualization.
Step 1 : You’ve heard the phrase see it to believe it. This step aims at helping you really rally behind your passion. Visualize yourself doing what you love, let that vision overpower you, let that vision fill you with joy – an indication of the joy that you believe you will get when you live a life driven by passion. For example, if cooking is your passion, see yourself as a Michelin star chef.
Step 2 : Now visualize the efforts you’d put behind making that a reality. Think of it as a montage sequence you see in movies, all the hard work, the practice, and the efforts the protagonist puts into reaching their level of greatness. Chart out your course, what would it take for your passion? For example, if you love music, visualize studying it, practicing, connecting with people who can help you along the way or learn from etc.
Step 3 : Be unapologetically relentless about your dream, imagine it, picture it, write about it or talk about it because it will help you identify the avenues and efforts you must put to ‘make it happen’ and most of all, it will help you really believe it. Now create a road map for yourself and identify what the steps are to achieve it. At this very moment, figure out what your exact next step is to further your pursuit of passion.
Dreams that stem from passion will always have a very special place in your heart and it is important to find a way to making these dreams something that you can live by. Use this visualization technique over and over because dreams like these never get boring, you never really grow out of them. You should even get into the littlest of details, even the materialistic – visualize the success that will lead you to buy the f car of your dreams. Picture the model, the colour the interiors. If it makes you happy and fuels your fire to make it a reality, it deserves a spot in your dreams.
As A.P.J Abdul Kalam said, “You have to dream before your dreams can come true.”
Eventually you will find that through this process your passion takes the form of a splendid set of dreams. Never give up on them no matter how hard they might seem to achieve they are yours after all, and they will always be worth the hard work and effort. Try the visualization technique out for yourself, and remember you are born to make your dreams a reality, you are Born to Win.