In the following video, Scott Dinsmore tells us how at a TED Conference.
This video had a significant impact on me because it reminded me that somewhere in the last 13 months I got sidetracked from my purpose and my life path. Recently I realized the joy is missing – and worrying about why is not the solution. The solution is to get back on track as soon as possible. Somehow I have forgotten what living with passion is.
Much of my adult life I have lived passionately. In retrospect, during those periods where passion was missing or diminished, life was more complicated and challenging.
Money was harder to make, it was difficult to relax and enjoy the fruits of my labor and often relationships were strained and complicated. There was a lack of clarity and good decision making – through operating in a reactive mode instead of a pro-active one. It was like living in the shadows of greatness or accomplishments from the past instead of living in the now.
As I look back, the lack of passion – for me – equates to the lack of balance and continuity, a disconnect from my authentic self and purpose.
Scott Dinsmore shows us what he learned from those already living a fulfilling life. Hundreds of interviews and over three hundred books later, Dinsmore says it comes down to three fundamental common denominators shared by those who are living their dream:
- Become a self expert: learn who you are, what you’re really good at and what you love.
- Do the impossible. The only reason you can’t do something is that you tell yourself you can’t or someone else does.
- Surround yourself with passionate people.
In my experience, where there is passion, life is exciting, full of joy and curiosity. Challenges are exciting and an opportunity to expand. Without it, life is dull, joyless and difficult. There is a numbness that becomes the norm.
Over the next few months, I will share my experiences with You as I rediscover my passion and expand back into my authenticity. I will be open and honest about my journey. I am not sure how this will unfold yet, but I know it’s going to.
I Am Michael Barrett.