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Leave a Legacy for Others-Passion Force 3

Passion Force 3 – Leave a Legacy for Others

When tapping into your passion, one thing that should be uppermost in your mind is that you need to leave a legacy for others.

When you are young, your motivation for working and living lies in larger income,

          Leave a Legacy to Others

Leave a Legacy

better standards of living and in general having a good time. But as you grow older, your priorities change. You want something more fulfilling.

You seek to achieve goals that you will be remembered for. A sense of urgency begins to set in as time passes. And the source of your passion arises from wanting to leave behind a legacy.

That legacy may take the form of social change brought about by your work. Or it can be in an enterprise or institution founded by you.

Many successful businessmen set up foundations and trusts in the pursuit of noble causes. Thus they seek to perpetuate their name or family name for posterity. An invention or a new process or a novel product can also enshrine the maker’s name in the books of history.

Temporal pleasures and petty rewards do not satisfy someone working at this level. His or her passion seeks loftier goals. The greater the goal, the more fervent the passion. Revolutionaries and freedom fighters like Mahatma Gandhi and Che Guevara struggled all their lives for the liberation of their countries.

Their ambitions encompassed the lives of millions of their countrymen. The sheer magnitude of their legacy consumed their entire lifetime, but it was a passionate lifetime, with every day spent in pursuit of that goal.

How do you set about to leave a legacy for others? What is it that you feel strongly about? Write down your strongest emotions and issues. They may even lie outside your present work area. Start working on those issues.

Educate yourself and acquire new skills if you have to, and get to work. It may be a simple project like improving your community, or a major reform of state laws.

Remember that all the great men and women who have brought about change were ordinary men like you and me, but they had the power of conviction and passionate belief in their dreams. They had a burning desire to leave a legacy for others.

Need help in deciding your goals and what kind of legacy you would like to leave?  Contact me HERE

Accepting the Challenge-Passion Force 2

 Accepting the Challenge-Passion Force 2

Passion Force 1-Curiosity.  2-Challenge.  3- Legacy. 4-Faith. 5-Altruism 6-Epiphany.

Our search for the sources of passion brings us to another powerful factor – Challenge.

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Accepting The Challenge

Accepting the challenge in life can sometime be the biggest challenge. However, without challenge in your life, you could hardly make the most of what you are passionate about. Infuse your passion with the right quest and you will be much better at it.

You can pose a challenge upon yourself or it can be brought about by external forces. A personal challenge can arise from adverse circumstances such as sickness, a financial setback, or family problems.

Rags-to-riches stories have been told for hundreds of years now. Even Presidents of countries have arisen from humble beginnings, accepting the challenge, and risen to their positions of power by the sheer force of their passion.

Family prestige and a desire to prove one’s mettle to one’s elders and society can also act as a challenging force. When a son inherits a business built by his father, he is propelled to expand that enterprise and thus demonstrate his own prowess. While most companies have a board of directors and public equity, in many traditional societies, it is the family-driven businesses that have persevered, even over the centuries.

Targets set by corporate leadership also act as challenges to work teams. A keen competitive spirit between rival groups can set off a passionate chase of the markets.

Pepsi and Coca Cola, Nike and Adidas, are a couple of examples of passionate rivalry, with each seeking to outdo the other in the pursuit of a better product and more sales. In these mega rivalries, passionate employees move quickly up the corporate ladder. Belief in the company’s goals and ideals is essential to engender passion in employees.

Sometimes the source of the challenge may lie closer to home. The love of a woman or one’s children can drive a man to succeed with the intent of providing better care and education for them. We are motivated to buy a larger and better house, a bigger and faster car, the latest cell phones and clothes. All these must-haves also act as challenges and rewards for our work.

It is up to each individual to determine if they are willing to accept the challenge, and then as Nike’s motto says – Just do it! Your natural challenge instinct will push you through. When a mountaineer was asked why he climbed a mountain, he answered – Because it is there! Its very existence as an insurmountable peak was a challenge to him!

Igniter of True Passion-Curiosity


Curiosity is One Igniter of True Passion.

This is the first in a series of 6 post on the most important forces that drive passion now.

Passion Force 1-Curiosity.  2-Challenge.  3- Legacy. 4-Faith. 5-Altruism 6-Epiphany.

Passion Force 1 – Curiosity

One igniter of true passion that  gets us excited is curiosity.

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Igniter of True Passion-Curiosity

We that have children understand this quiet well when we are bombarded with the many ‘Why daddy?’ or ‘Why Mother?’ questions from our small children. I encourage you to always help you child, or anyone that has honest questions, to find honest answers.

We ask ourselves questions…How does this work? Why does something happen? How does lightning occur? What happens if you add this ingredient to the formula? Which route will discover new lands? The human mind is programmed to question everything around it. Questions are the igniter of true passion..the driving force behind our success.

Discoveries take place when this curiosity becomes a passionate driving force. It takes on a relentless unstoppable energy which will not rest until a solution is found. Thomas Alva Edison tried out thousands of versions of the electric light bulb until he came up with one that worked. Madame Curie and her husband Pierre Curie spent all their lives unlocking the secrets of radioactivity.

Steve Jobs’ search for a better computer user interface finally gave us the Apple computer with the now familiar graphical user interface using icons, which eventually spread to the whole world of computing in the form of Microsoft’s Windows.

Christopher Columbus, Vasco da Gama, Roald Amundsen and all the great explorers of the world traveled passionately in the quest of conquering new land for humanity.

After centuries of looking up at the moon, Neil Armstrong and Edwin Aldrin actually walked on the lunar surface. Nothing can stop the force of curiosity and the determination that it fires up. Curiosity is the number one igniter of true passion.

Success stories in school or the workplace often arise out of the sheer desire for knowledge. An employee may find he knows nothing about a particular field and begins learning it to satisfy his own curiosity. Soon he becomes passionate about the subject and has mastered it. Now, he wants to teach the world a few new things about the subject.

Be inquisitive about your surroundings. Ask questions, seek knowledge, and never stop learning.

I’ve heard the saying that when you stop learning you start dying. I’m not quiet ready to die. There is too much to learn. Let your curiosity be the driving force, the igniter of true passion in your life.

So step out of your ‘known zone’ and venture into the unknown. There just may be a discovery waiting there, with your name written on it.

Reviving Your Passion-Be Enthusiastic

Reviving Your Passion

“Rest in reason; move in passion’
– Khalil Gibran

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Reviving Your Passion

Reviving your passion can be accomplished in various ways; one way is to change the circumstances that engulf you.

Sometimes to unleash true passion in yourself, you may have to change your job to suit your aptitude better, or you may find that you do love your existing job, but simply don’t feel very passionate about it. Take some time to study your situation and then try to make a few changes to rekindle the passion you felt when you first started working.

Often, reviving your passion is just a matter of visualizing yourself working passionately at your job. Close your eyes and think about it for a few minutes. What would you be feeling? Do you have sharp focus, a clear vision of your future, total control and mastery over your work, a healthy body and an exuberant attitude? If the possibilities of your thoughts begin to excite you, then reverse engineer these thoughts to regain your passion.

Write down some of you ideas and put your plans into action. Enthusiasm does make a big difference.

Decide whether you work better with a team in the field rather than those solitary hours at a desk. Are you logical minded or creative minded? Are you locked up in a cubicle all day when you would rather be in the design section? Get a revised aptitude assessment done. Ask your supervisor or boss for a reassessment  or a transfer to a more appropriate department.

If the thoughts of staying where you are leaves you feeling drained and discouraged, then it is time to make plans to change careers or consider your own business.

It takes a lot of though and careful planning for this move, but, if you realize that is what you really want for your future, the go for it. If you stay where you are and you hate everyday of the same old routine, then you will never be happy.

Another step that will help greatly in reviving your passion is to exercise your body for at least thirty minutes every day. Get the adrenaline  pumping and flowing in your blood.

  • Eat healthy foods and drink a lot of water. Quit smoking and using any stimulants. Restore the balance between your spiritual and physical being by meditation and prayer. Your refreshed body will invigorate your mind and passion will return.
  • Some Ideas to Try. Increase your knowledge of your field by taking new study courses. Take time out to travel and widen your perspective. Take a half-pay sabbatical to add new qualifications to your resume. Some lateral career movement can bring an innovative twist in your way of working.
  • Passion does not come overnight. Taking these proactive steps will see a gradual increase in your enthusiasm. You will begin working with a newly fired zeal which becomes contagious, motivating your teammates as well. You will have consciously taken charge of your life again and the fruits of prosperity will be in sight once again.

It the next post we will take a look at what drives passionate people to work so hard. Just where do they get their energy from? As you’ll see, passion can be fueled by many factors, and we’ll examine the six most important forces that drive passion now. Reviving your passion will become a fun and exciting journey.

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Finding Your True Passion-What is Your Calling?


What’s your real calling in life?

Finding Your True Passion

“Nothing great in the world has been accomplished without passion.’
– Georg Hegel, German philosopher

finding your true passion

Finding Your True Passion

So you have decided to break away from the dull pathetic life you are living and the monotony of your regular job, and start on your journey of finding your true passion.  You want to live each day with excitement and passion, and reap all those rich rewards at the end of the rainbow. How do you find out what you are truly passionate about?

How do you separate the delusions from the do-able? You could be passionate about becoming the King of Spain, or winning the lottery or ruling the world. Indeed, there are people who have dreamed of that and done it. Alexander the Great ruled almost the entire known world in his time. But what is your true passion?

Here are a few ideas you can use to discover what moves you and gets you excited.

Read your own body language. Do you wake up on Monday morning excited to go to work, or is it a struggle just to get up and go? Do you tense up and ache all the time? Do you get panic attacks very often? Are you so bored that you doze at your desk? Do you keep looking at the clock waiting for quitting time? Then you are in the wrong job. You simply don’t have the passion for it.

When you discover  a job that you are passionate about, all your aches and cramps will begin to fade away. You will not mind working extra hours, and talking to your friends about your work is a joy.  You will simply be bubbling with life.

What was your favorite pass time  as a child? Your childhood hobbies and obsessions can indicate a genuine passion for what you would enjoying doing as an adult.

Don’t allow education and family pressures to move you away from your true calling.

Did you love bikes or gardening or trekking? Then maybe a career in the automobile or landscaping or travel industries is where you should be! So sit back and recall your childhood and write down your memories. What made you smile then may still make you grin today and in the future.

What do you love doing now as an adult? You might very well have passionate side pursuits and hobbies even today. Do you love your moonlighting job more than your regular day job? Many corporate people work the night shift as chefs or night school teachers. Try a new hobby and start spending a few hours every day on it. It may just hold the key to finding your true passion.

Now, it is time to take Passionate Action

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The Highway of Passion-Where Does It Take You?

What’s the importance of the highway of passion in your life? Where does it take you?

You have a good job making a good salary, everything is great at home, and all is well with the world. But you still have that gnawing feeling that you are going nowhere. Your job has become dull and boring. You are actually stagnating in your career mentally and spiritually. You feel drained. Something is missing. You need to get on the Highway of Passion.

the highway of passion

Highway of Passion

Passion is the one quality that your teachers never talked about much. There were no lessons in your textbooks. The instruction manuals and company procedures never taught you, or discussed passion with you.

Society is in such a hurry to make you conform, to squeeze you into its mold, to make you fit perfectly into the machine like a well oiled gear, that it forgot you are a living, feeling human being with wants, needs, and desires. Perhaps, even you have forgotten this. Somewhere in the past you took a wrong turn…and got off The Highway of Passion.

Ask yourself. If I had all the money I needed, what would I be doing with my life? Where would I be right now? Would I chuck this dull boring job and move on to something really exciting? Something that I have always wanted to do? Then let me ask you – why are you not doing that right now? Is it because of peer pressure or because you don’t want to move out of your comfort zone?

Don’t want to rock your boat? You are half asleep in your boat already and in a few years, you could be put out to pasture! If the boat rocks now, you could be jerked awake and come to your senses. Tomorrow never comes. Someday is today. It’s time to come to your passionate senses!

In the aftermath of the recession of 2008, millions of people lost their jobs. Many of them were forced to take up new vocations, learn new skills,and suddenly found that they were finally following their dream. Many of them are now highly successful in their new found professions.

You don’t have to wait for dire straits to rock you out of your present mediocre life.

You can decide right now, that you want to live and work passionately and make your life worthwhile. The Highway of Passion is an amazing ride. And Prosperity is just one of the landmarks on this route! Get ready for the ride of your life!

“When work, commitment, and pleasure all become one and you travel the highway of passion, nothing is impossible.”

Do You Just Have a Busy Mind, or Do You Think?


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Do You Think, or do you just have a busy mind?

When I chose the tag line, ‘Changing You to Change the World’, I wanted to develop a website/blog that would make people really think, and to help them see that they could dream again and accomplish great things with their life.

I have discovered that most people don’t really think. They have a busy mind that is full of ideas, dreams, and chatter that runs around in endless circles in their head, yet they never accomplish 5 percent of those ideas in their life because they never get it out of their head and on paper where they can see it and develop a plan on how to apply it to their life.

Very few people have written goals, no targets to shoot for, no well thought out plans on paper or in a journal to guide them toward their future life. So, five years, ten years, or… a lifetime later, they are still in the same old rut. So, my question to you is, ‘Do you think, or do you just have a busy mind’?

You need to learn how to focus on what you want and really learn how to think.

The first step is to decide what you want.  How can you reach your goals if you don’t know what they are?  There has to be a target before you can shoot at it. You must gather your thoughts and ideas together, and write them down. There is power in a made up mind.

Set aside some time when you can be alone. Turn off the tv, the computer, your smart phone. This is the most important step in ‘Changing You to Change the World.

I want you to number 5 sheets of paper. 1. Health.  2. Relationships.  3. Wealth/finances.  4. Charity.  5. The Ultimate Life .

Now, this is a very important step.  

Take one step at a time and simply write down the first thing that comes to your mind about each topic. There needs to be no order to this. The idea is just to get it out of your head and on paper where you can see it. Just let the thoughts flow quickly and write them down.

Later on we can arrange them in some kind of order and develop a plan to make them work.

For example: Health-  I am too fat, to thin. I need to change my eating habits. I need to exercise more.  I should get more sleep. I am too stressed. I need to learn how to relax, etc, 

Do this with each of the 5 steps. When you are finished give yourself a big High 5,

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a pat on the back. The majority of people never get this far.

Now, you are ready to go back and plan some definite goals in each area of you life. Don’t be in a hurry. Step by step, day by day you will begin to see a change in your life.

Here is that question again. Do you think, or do you just have a busy mind? You can change that by changing the way you think.

For things to change, you have to change. ~ Jim Rohn.

Read my post to get some idea of how to start.  How to be Alive Now.

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Have a Passionate Mindset-Begin Here


To have a passionate mindset is to have an optimistic attitude. When you practice positive thoughts, the passion you need to pursue something with all your might comes easily.

If you’re having second thoughts or negative feelings, it will kill you passion. If you give only a half-hearted effort of 50%, you’ll still feel 100% awful if things don’t turn out the way you were hoping for.

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Retrain Your Mind

Now what good is that kind of attitude? Do you understand how it can kill your passion? It doesn’t even make good sense when you look at it logically, but we allow fears to do that to us sometime, therefore, it is hard for us to have a passionate mind set.  Fears don’t always make sense, do they?

You’ll find that you most often get what you expect. If you don’t expect much, or, you expect great things, that’s the way events in your life usually turn out. An optimistic attitude leads you in the right direction to accomplish the things you want and reach your goals.


Even when you hit a roadblock, (and, I guarantee that you will) , if you’re optimistic, you will be able to see the silver lining or find a workable solution. Being optimistic keeps you running at peak performance, as you build your dreams..

With optimism, you can find the opportunities in your challenges. When life hands you lemons, you can make lemonade – and like it!

“In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

~ Albert Einstein

You can develop and have a passionate mindset by:

  • Using positive self-talk and affirmations to replace negative thoughts with optimistic ones. When negative thoughts try to enter your mind, simply say out loud and with force, “STOP IT’!
  • Meditating/praying daily to visualize the life you desire and inspire yourself toward action.
  • Build a dream board and hang it where you can see it everyday. Paste photos and affirmations on it and read them out loud to yourself several times a day. Your sub-conscious mind will begin to program them into your daily life as you learn how to have a passionate mindset.
  • Asking yourself: Why not? What if it does work? How can I make this possible?  You absolutely must get your dreams and goals on paper and develop a plan to accomplish them. Then you can break each goal into small steps and reach your target.

If you need help with discovering what your passion is and how to build your dreams check out this free movie, “The Abundance Factor.”



How to Take Passionate Action

Passion is incomplete without action. If you don’t take passionate action quickly, then you will lose your fire, your desire. You should become the most action-oriented person you know. Learn to take swift and decisive action to take advantage of opportunities. 

Napoleon Hill stated in his book, ‘Think and Grow Rich”, that successful entrepreneurs made decisions quickly, and rarely changed their mind. They studied the situation, made the decision, and then developed a plan on how to take passionate action to reach their target.

Taking Action

Taking Action

The only way you can make your dreams come true is by ‘doing’. Otherwise, a dream is just a dream!

Rather than sitting around thinking and daydreaming how nice it would be “if…”, or saying ‘someday’…get busy, and write your dreams and ideas on paper. You must get the ideas out of your head and on to paper. Make a plan and go for it!

Instead of sitting around worrying about the scary “what ifs,” make the best plan you can and take passionate action to bring dreams  to life. You can tweak your plans as you go and grow…and 99% of the things you worry about will never happen if you take action.

Here are the 5 main areas in your life that you should set goals for:
  • Your Health: What kind of body do you want? How much would you like to weigh? What about your mental health? If you lose your health then everything else becomes more difficult.
  • Your Relationships: Your spouse, children, family and friends. What about your business relationship?
  • Finances: How much money do you want? How much money do you need? How will you get it?
  • Charity: What do you want to give back to society? Do you want to build a school in a poverty stricken country? Feed orphan children? What stirs your heart?
  • Your Big Dream: What is your big dream? Where do you see yourself 1 year, 5 years from now? You have to know where you are going before you can get there.

You can use these five steps as a guide to develop your plan for your future.  For more complete details and an action plan watch this exciting movie. The Abundance Factor . I think it is better than The Secret movie.

When you hit a roadblock in your plans… and you surely will.. find a way to get around it, and then take passionate action to keep the ball rolling…moving forward to your goals. Failures are stepping stones to success. If you never failed you would never know the joy of success. You are not a failure until you quit. As Dr. Norman Vincent Peale says,

“I am convinced that the fortunate individuals who achieve the most in life are invariably activated by enthusiasm.” — Norman Vincent Peale

Action adds fire to your passion! You’ll find that the more action you take to get what you want, the more passionate you feel about it.

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Developing a Passionate Mindset

Developing a passionate mindset takes patience and practice.. You need a positive mental attitude, you need to be consistent in practicing your daily affirmations  and stay on target  with your efforts.  The passion you need to pursue your goals and dreams will grow each day as you reach each step in your goals and plans.

If you allow second thoughts or negative feelings to linger in your mind it will kill

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Conquer Fear

your passion. If you give only a half-hearted effort, you’ll still feel 100% awful if things don’t turn out the way you planned.

Now what good is that kind of attitude? Do you understand how it can kill your passion? It doesn’t even make good sense when you look at it logically, but we allow fears to do that to us sometime. Fears don’t always make sense, do they?

When you’re developing a passionate mindset, you’ll find that you most often get what you expect. If you don’t expect much, or, you expect great things, that’s the way events in your life usually turn out. An optimistic attitude leads you in the right direction to accomplish the things you want and helps you reach your goals.

Even when you hit a roadblock, (and, I guarantee that you will) , if you’re optimistic, you will be able to see the silver lining and find a workable solution. Being optimistic keeps you running at peak performance, as you build your dreams..

With optimism, you can find the opportunities in your challenges. When life hands you lemons, you can make lemonade – and like it!

So, start today developing a passionate mindset.


Here are the basic steps in developing a passionate mindset:

  • Use  positive self-talk and affirmations to replace negative thoughts with optimistic ones.
  • Meditate/pray daily to visualize the life you desire and inspire  yourself toward action.
  • Ask yourself: Why not? What if it does work? How can I make this possible?

In the middle of difficulty lies opportunity.”

~ Albert Einstein

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