Know your passions and pursue them


I am a great believer in knowing what you are passionate about and pursuing it. A little time reflecting on that can mean we don’t get too far off track in our lives… and we are able to make the most of the days we have. 

Do you know what you are passionate about?

When do you feel truely alive, in the flow, flying?

Do you make time for those things?

What changes would you need to make to give them space?

How could you share them with others?

What do you remember doing in childhood/ teenage years that was enjoyable/ satisfying/ fulfilling. Are there any common threads?

Are those things reflected in your adult life? If not, would you like them to be? What steps can you take to make it happen?

What do you wish to be remembered for?

What would your life look like if it turned out well?

6 responses »

  1. How I wish you could just do that! It’s only the very lucky few who get to be duty and righteous bound to doing the things they’re passionate about.

    Most of us have been allotted duty and passion as separate, spending time on passions is usually selfish…

    • Hi there my friend, yes I realise that it’s not always that simple and it can sound trite. However, I’m not sure it’s as separate as you think – I do believe that knowing what your passions are can help in making space for them. You strike me as someone who is aware of your passions and is able to make space for them – you live in a city where you can pursue climbing, hiking and surfing, which are passions; I bet when you were growing up you were fascinated by ‘how things work’ and taking stuff apart and rebuilding it/inventing stuff, which is a passion that is now reflected in your work; and you are able to come alongside women who work on the streets, which is also a passion of your heart… I think you live more integrated with your passions than you think my friend! Thanks for reading and responding, hope to see you soon. xxxx

      • True, I think I often confuse ‘passion’ with ‘what I enjoy’ and although it’s unfortunate that they’re not all overlapping it does change the meaning.

        All the more need to know and take time to determine your passions then especially if they happen to not be enjoyable.

    • Thanks for reading and responding Judith. It’s wonderful that you can pursue your passion for family by seeing your grandchildren… such a precious time. And Tony with his passion for alternative/’good’ food and social justice… you also strike me as people who know your passions and choose to pursue them…

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