What keeps you from living out your passions? When you think of the things that excite you and the things about which you dream – what stands in the way of realizing those things?
There are any number of obstacles that can get in the way – some more formidable than others. But for most people, I fear it is the wear and tear of the daily grind. The To Do List is a great tool but sometimes it grows to be such a cloud of pressure that it obscures the goal.
Yesterday, I challenged our church family and myself to live out our passions daily. Then this morning, I got to the office and all of the sudden I went into mechanical mode trying to check things off. I looked at all the things that I have to get done today and gradually, the focus on living with passion and keeping the bigger picture in mind faded into the scenery like the Bedouin rug that hangs on my wall.
So how do we live out our passions in the midst of the daily routine? Here are three suggestions to help you focus today:
- Define your passions – What are your big picture goals? You need to define those things concisely because ultimately, they will define you.
- Write your goals down – Passions are what keep us going and the goals we set become the framework by which we work. We write them down because we normally hit what aim for – and if you are aiming at nothing, unfortunately, you will probably hit it.
- Keep those goals in front of you – The key to hitting the target is monitoring trajectory. Reviewing your goals regularly can ensure that you end up where you want.
God intends life to be full of meaning and fulfillment. He has wired you live that way. Don’t let the daily routine dilute your passion.
Be blessed today!