The Importance of Defining Your Passions in Life

Treasure Yourself

Love your life, live your passion.

By Miranda Kerr | Heal Your Life

Where to find your passionate path.

ONE OF THE MOST VITAL things you can do to increase your confidence and welcome challenge is to find your passion. With passion comes belief, determination, and a willingness to trust in your instincts. I believe that deep down we all know what we are passionate about. Sometimes we hide it behind the needs of others and deny what we truly feel inside.

I know many people who seemed to know what they wanted to do from an early age and now love the career they chose. Other people are on a search and may find themselves along many career paths before they stick to one that makes them happy. If you haven’t found your passion yet, try not to get disheartened. Sometimes if you are going down a twisted path with lots of curves and bends, it still leads you to the exact place you need to be—it just takes a little longer. If you go down one career path and then change to another, all that knowledge can add depth to what you are doing now, making your set of skills more unique. There is no such thing as knowledge wasted. I always believe that everything happens at the perfect time.

Define yourself… I think we need to come up with our own definition of success and not let others define it for us. We can also fall into the trap of letting others set our goals for us. Some people define success as accumulating a vast amount of wealth or achieving wide recognition, but it’s important to ask yourself, will these things make you truly happy? I believe success is when you feel content with who you are and what you offer to the world. I like this quote by John R. Wooden: Success is peace of mind which is a direct result of self-satisfaction in knowing you did your best to become the best you are capable of becoming.

If you want to be a doctor or a writer, the choice should be yours. Remember, you’re the one who has to live your life—nobody else.

I am passionate about health and wellness. I feel strongly about understanding the true nature of our bodies and the essence of what life is about. To me there is nothing more exciting than studying ways in which we can make the most of who we are and the body we have been given.

Passion takes you places… Passion is something that can motivate you into action. Procrastination is something that prevents you from living your passion and ultimately deprives you of achieving your dreams. Be careful not to get stuck in the trap of procrastination! Procrastination is when you intend to do something but somehow never get around to doing it. We all know that feeling! You keep putting something off or you keep making up excuses not to do it.

By procrastinating you are reaffirming the belief that you can’t achieve your goals. The first thing you should do so you can understand the real problem behind your procrastination is to identify those self-limiting beliefs that are holding you back. It could be that you don’t think you have the skills to complete a project or that you’re scared of failure. The only way to eliminate these limiting thoughts is through action, even if it may seem daunting at first. No successful man or woman you admire got to where they are by doing nothing. Say to yourself, “There is nothing stopping me from achieving my dreams!” Once you embrace your innermost passion, it will stay with you for life.

Take some time to work out what really excites and inspires you. Discover what you would be prepared to do every day even for free! When you are following your passion, it won’t even seem like work to you. Passionate people feel alive with their unwavering sense of direction in life. They exude an innate confidence and feel like they have total command of their world.

Miranda Kerr is considered one of the world’s top-earning models and a positive icon for young women.

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