I had a lovely date with a girlfriend of mine last night and she had just made one of the hardest decisions in her life that she has ever made. It is going to turn her life upside down inside out and everything is uncertain right now. The only thing that is certain is that she did the brave thing, the hard and the scary thing. She took a step to reclaiming her life and living a life that she loves and is passionate about.
The rest of the night I could not stop thinking about the things that drive us mad in our lives and that we seem to put up with these things or people way longer than we should. We have all done it. We have all gotten comfortable in dis-empowering situations and we have all made exceptions and excuses for people who make us unhappy. This post today is about reclaiming your passion, your power and remembering that you can create anything in your life if you put your mind to it!
Are you Living in a Passionate State of Being?
com • fort zone noun 1. a place or situation where one feels safe or at ease and without stress.
Everyone says that there are two types of people in this world, and then they will go on to explain what those two things are. This is limiting to your humanity, don’t listen to them, you do not fall into a group, and exist in the cut and dry world as this or that. You are infinite in your complexities, and you should revel in them.
However, there does exist a certain bipolarity in the way people behave and construct their lives. some people, whether they realize it or not, tend to be predominantly proactive when it comes to their life, and others tend to be reactive. Some people live consciously, passionately, intentionally.
You’ve probably seen the saying “well behaved women rarely make history.” Well, I say, “The woman who lacks passion won’t make history,” or at least she won’t ever live the life she truly desires.
How do you know if you’re living in a passionate state of being?
First you have to be honest with yourself:
- Who is driving your life?
- Do you wait for others to take action and you follow along?
- Are you in a job you can’t stand because you’re afraid of losing the security?
- Are your friends controlling or are they empowering?
- How long does it take you to make a decision, and when you do, do you stick to it?
- Are you living the life you’ve always dreamt of?
Socrates once said that the unexamined life is not worth living. You have to look inside yourself, determine what it is that you really want, and you have to act on it without waiting for permission. People are proactive aren’t jump first think later sort of people, they just don’t wait for other people to “approve” of their dreams before the strive after them.
Every second of your life is a new opportunity. You can use it to break out of your comfort zone, and do something to further your life, or you can sit around and wait for something to happen, and watch opportunity after opportunity pass you by.
It’s your life, it’s your choice whether or not you want to wake up everyday and live in a passionate state of being!