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7 Ways to Finding Your Passions

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When I used to go out to Party, I would say, "I'm Treating Myself."  Getting drunk and high was my way of relaxing, having fun and  enjoying myself.  When I decided to quit drinking, I had to find something to fill the void.  I needed  something to TREAT myself with.  In the beginning, all I could think of was bubble baths by candlelight with sweet aroma and lots of lotion afterward.  I am probably still among the "Bath-tub Queens", but I have since discovered different ways to  "Treat" myself.  Learning how to have fun without my addiction being active, was very difficult.  I had to search hard to discover my passions in life.  I started out with things I enjoyed when I younger:  Writing, playing the guitar and lots of jokes in small crowds.  I found this somewhere, and I believe it may help some to discover their passions.  New beginnings for all of us!  Discover your passions today!

These Keys are ESPECIALLY helpful if instead of simply 
Reading through them, you immediately take some action 
Towards understanding them. In other words, to receive 
the greatest value, print them out and immediately 
choose one Key to focus your attention on right away. 
If you are truly committed to either Discovering your 
Passion or Refining or Reconnecting with Your 
Passion, take the time to dig deeper, today!

1. Find Your Joy Factor

 Look at the whole of your life history. 
When did you experience The most sustained 
period of Joy? What were you doing then? 
Where Were you? Who were you with? How did 
it feel?

2. Name Your 3 Most Favorite things to do?

If you had a free day with NO 
commitments, where would you be
found? What would you be doing 
with whom?
 3. In what area do you excel? 
NO MODESTY ALLOWED HERE!  Truly, what are 
you complimented on a lot? This 
could be ANYTHING!
4. What do you want to be remembered for?

If you were designing your epitaph, what

would you want it to say? (NOT what your 
Mom wants, or your SPOUSE wants or your 
third cousin twice removed, but what do 
YOU want your headstone to say?)


5. If you had a magic wand, what would you change about your Life?

How would it look compared to how it looks now? Which aspects of your 
life ARE changeable, both short term  and long term?

6. How does your Joy factor overlap with your favorite things?
Do the areas in which you excel bring 
YOU joy, or are they really for someone you see which are obvious 
matches, and which do not fit? Those 
that overlap, that brings YOU the most 
Joy, are most likely the things that 
would bring you into Passionate Living.

7. What is the first even teeny tiny step you can take toward  living?
Take some time to really think this one through.....concentrate
and focus, and then you will be able to start the next step...

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