If someone asked you today what you really wanted in life, would you have an answer? Would it be specific or vague? Would it include goals and actions to acheive your life dream or excuses for why the dream will never be a reality?

We spend so much of our time comparing ourselves to others, measuring our success against theirs and comparing our failures to make ourselves feel better or worse. We are continuously allowing others to define our lives and set measures for our goals. We put the power of our success in someone else’s control. This is not working. We cannot exist in a world that is defined by others and truly be happy and fulfilled. When there is always an external factor or force that can be blamed for failures or praised for successes, the person involved becomes separate from reality.

We have a responsibility to take control of our lives and actively create goals for ourselves that align with our true calling and higher sense of purpose. Every person has personal responsibility to examine their own lives and explore what they specifically want and need from their life to feel whole as a person. We can look to others who have done well as a starting off point, but the true work has to be done at the individual level.

I challenge you to discover your own inner drive and passion for life.

Here are a few ways that you can tap into your inner self and your passion:

  1. Make a list of 101 wishes: Write down a 101 wishes that you would like to do regardless of how extreme or unique those wishes might be. These will translate into goals and to start as just wishes allows for more creativity and less limiting beliefs.
  2. Meditate: Take time for yourself each day to connect to yourself in a quiet space and clear your mind to allow space for new thoughts and ideas and to let go of ones that are no longer serving you. It’s best to do this first thing in the morning before you allow society and social media to start programming your day.
  3. Yoga: Yoga can help you clear your body and mind of stress and emotional blockages. Yoga allows you time to think each day, as you spend time on your mat with yourself and away from others.
  4. Study: Research, Find influential leaders in areas that interest you. Read books, listen to podcasts, listen to audible, Ted talks, YouTube videos, etc. Start to fill your extra time with learning and self-programming rather than vegging out watching Netflix and having the TV program you.
  5. Surround yourself with people who are also growing: The five most influential people in your life are the ones you spend the most time. These five people have the largest impact on you. Fill your life with people who encourage you to explore your goals and push you forward, while moving away from people who are consistently holding you back, full of complaints, and negative emotions.

The journey to finding your true inner passion is a process. Once you start the work, it becomes a new way of being. Life isn’t about struggling and comparing yourself to others. Life is about connection, compassion, and community. Do yourself and the world a favor by putting in the effort to figure out who you really are and how you can best serve yourself and others. It starts with you.

Namaste! I love you all.

Check out my website for more tips on how to take control of your life and reduce the control that you let others have in your life. http://www.itsherstorynow.com

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