I’m Matt Coast from Live With Passion Now. Do you know what people who live with passion do differently than most? If you want to live a life of passion, all you need to do is what other people who have passion do with their lives.
People Who Live With Passion Prioritize Their Lives
Passionate people prioritize their lives. They spend more time focusing on the things that are most important to them. Way too many people leave this area to chance. If you want to live with passion, if you want to spend your time inspired, if you want to love your life, you need to deliberately focus on the things that are most important to you… without exception
Don’t we just naturally do what is most important to us? That seems like it would be logical. Unfortunately, this is far from the case. We live in a day and age where we’re constantly being pulled in directions that aren’t the most important to us.
If you want to live a passionate life, you need to stop doing anything that doesn’t make life worth living and start focusing on the things that inspire you. Don’t leave this area to chance.
They Consider The End First
When faced with decisions about how to run their lives, passionate people think with the end in mind. Everyone wants to leave a good legacy behind. Everyone wants to make a difference on the world.
How will you be remembered when you die? Would you be remember as someone who went after their dreams? Would you be remembered as someone who made a positive difference in the lives of those around you? If not, you may want to rethink what you spend your time doing and how that impacts the people around you. If you wait too long to start living the way you want to, one day its going to be too late.
When faced with a situation, ask yourself if you want to be remembered as a person who did whatever it is that you’re about to do. If it doesn’t align with you, don’t do it. If it does, spend more time doing things like that. Its a simple as that. Align yourself with your most important values.
They Like to Solve Problems
People who live their lives with passion don’t want to spend their time worrying about problems. They want to find solutions and move on with their lives so that they can spend more time being inspired. Most people get stopped by obstacles. People who live with passion don’t.
Do you spend your time worrying about things? No likes to do this but most people seem to get stuck doing it. Develop a mentality of being a problem solver. Whenever you see a problem or difficulty in your life ask yourself, “How can I make this better?” When you inevitably start coming up with answers, spend your time working on the solutions instead of thinking about the problem. This will change your life, guaranteed.
People Who Live With Passion Have Inner Confidence and Certainty
Most people seem to think that they need to find certainty in their external environment. Trust me, that’s one of the biggest problems that I run into with clients. Everyone wants to know how they can be certain that they’re on the right path. People who live with passion don’t have this problem. They aren’t worried about being certain whether or not they’re on the right path.
So how do you develop this kind of certainty if it doesn’t come from the external environment? There are actually two ways that I typically show people how to go about doing this:
First, how does it make you feel when you think about doing something. If its on the right path for you, you should feel nothing but bliss. It should make you feel good inside. Now, if your mind is too bogged down with worry and self doubt to feel anything else, you may want to focus on another way of doing this for your own sake.
The second way is finding certainty in yourself first. Its amazing what people come to me with problems. I’ve worked with some amazing people in my life. Yet, I still have these people who have done some incredible things come to me because they are uncertain about themselves in their lives.
Some of these people have been skydiving, camping on the top of a volcano, backpacking through Europe, and all kinds of other things. Yet, when it comes to what they are going to do for a career or how they are going to live their lives, they act like a little kid who is afraid of their own shadow.
As ridiculous as this sounds, this is a real problem for most people in their lives. But life will never give you certainty. You can never know what is going to happen next. Yet we have certainty about most things around us. We have to. How else can we navigate the world around us? How else can we live our lives in a normal way? How else can we function on a day-to-day basis?
You’re certain about many things. Most of which you don’t even realize. You’re certain that the ceiling isn’t going to fall on your head. Otherwise, you wouldn’t go into buildings. You’re certain that you’re not going to get stabbed when you leave your home, otherwise you’d stay in all day. You’re certain that you’re safe right now, otherwise you wouldn’t be listening to me.
Yet there’s no REAL certainty in any that. You don’t really know any of those things. But it doesn’t matter because the certainty doesn’t come from your external environment. The certainty fairy isn’t going to jump out of a bush and waving a sign telling you that everything is okay. You have to cultivate it in yourself.
They Create an Environment that Supports and Empowers Them
People who live with passion create an environment that nutures and supports them. Most people just haphazardly live in whatever environment happens to be around. Most of the time this pulls them down and keeps them in a place that isn’t healthy for them to be in. Don’t let this happen to you.
The last thing that you need is for your environment to prevent you from achieving what you want in your life. You need to deliberately choose your friends. You need to consciously select everything from the music you listen to, to the pictures you have on your walls, to the people you have around you at work. You can decide all of these things and none of them should be left to chance.
I know its difficult, especially when it comes to friends, to get rid of what’s holding you back and put in something that’s healthier in its place. But you have a duty to yourself. You have an obligation to your life and the people in this world to figure out yourself. The truth is that we need you be inspired. We need you to live a passionate life. We need you to figure out how to make your own life better because it will affect everyone around you.
Its like the butterfly effect. When you become more positive, more inspired, healthier, you will influence everyone around you. And when you influence them, they’ll influence others. Its a chain effect. In order to make this world a better place, work on yourself first.
Make a decision right now whether or not you really want to live with passion, whether you really want to be inspired, whether you really want to live an amazing life. Because this will make or break you, guaranteed. In fact, write it down and put on the wall so that you see it every day. Write, “I am committed to living a healthier life with more passion and inspiration.” Then tape it up on your wall. If you’re embarrassed to have it up there, you either need to get rid of the embarrassment or get rid of anyone who tries to make you feel embarrassed for having it there.
People Who Live With Passion Have Gratitude for Everything in their Lives
The idea of gratitude is a very abstract and complicated one. It is, however, a very powerful tool that passionate people use to enrich their lives. And when you begin using it, it will do the same to yours.
How does gratitude enrich your life? When you come from a place of gratitude, you’re coming from a place of acceptance. You begin to appreciate everything that’s around you. You find that you’re not entitled to anything in this world which gives you the understanding that everything you do receive is a gift. Everything that you receive enriches your life and makes you a more powerful person. Gratitude is a very powerful tool that will help you live more of life with passion.
They Find What is Amazing in their Lives
People who live with passion search out what is great in their life right now. They don’t let bad things distract from enjoying and loving their lives. They decide and make a habit of feeling emotions which inspire them.
Most people just let whatever emotion they happen to be feeling to run their lives. Many even blame it on external circumstances and their environment. Your emotions have nothing to do with your environment. You can choose whatever emotion you want to have at any given moment.
The problem is that we’ve become accustomed to blaming things outside of ourselves for our emotional states. And through this, we’ve developed emotional triggers based on things that happen around us. Then we perpetually are in negative emotional states because we don’t consciously control what emotional state we’re in.
But this isn’t for you. You are the creator of your destiny and you manifest that which you want into your life. You can decide how you think, feel, and act on a moment by moment basis. Use it to your advantage.
They Know What They Love About Life
People who live with passion know exactly what is most important to them in their lives. They spend their time engaged in the things they love about life. They’re usually obsessed with it and sometimes need to pull away so that they can make sure to keep their lives balanced and strong. They don’t settle for a mediocre life and they know that they don’t have to. When obstacles get in their way, they move past them and get back on track, in alignment with the things they love most about their lives.
Most people leave this area of their lives to chance. They don’t know what they want and they’re afraid to even find out. Don’t let this happen to you. The most important things to you in your life aren’t going to come find you, knocking on your door, holding you accountable for engaging in them. You have to make a decision that you want a better life, that you want more from yourself and from your environment, that you want to live with passion.
How to Find and Live With Passion
If you begin spending more time doing the things that are most important to you, you will immediately begin to live with passion in your life.
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