Passion death or death of passion?
I have talked about the need for passion to create a new reality. It is the driving force itself and then I think a structure is needed. Step by step, follow a plan toward something that is your passion. Many other well-known coaches / mentors talk about Habit. Daily routines. They say it's not interesting what you start with right now. The interesting thing is if in 5 years you still do your daily routine that you start with now?
To be able to follow a daily routine for 5 years, I think, you need an inspirational or fiery soul, who you eagerly follow and who encourage your success. Seeing small changes in a positive direction every day is difficult. Over a longer period, it is easier to see the change and your idea is giving results. Many people have, long ago, stopped their daily routine, if you can not see results or get feedback that you are on the right path.
Life just rolls on, and every now and then the idea of changing life comes up. Finally, we make peace with the thoughts of the mind and say to ourselves: When I retire, I'll start…
When I had time, in my life in 2009, ie 10 years ago. I really didn't have anything on my agenda or scheduled appointments. I decided to find out what I really wanted. I was 41 years old. Isolated. I was completely excluded from my previous life in Sweden and lived in a whole new country with no real connections to it. So I was not drawn into any must or should do or other things I felt obliged to do while living in Sweden. All of this was 11 flight hours away and I could calmly focus on: What I really wanted to do with my life.
I was absolutely convinced that it would be a simple task and after a month I would be on my way to my new adventure.
It wasn't. It wasn't easy at all. I had to research myself and question all the successes I had. What did I actually do in the Olympics, Paraolympia? Why do I coach people? What is it in me that thinks you want to follow me as a life coach? Why am I eating this particular food and no one else? Or why is it important to evaluate one's life?
The more I relaxed, the more questions I had. After about 2 years I started to find a red thread. I began to understand how everything was connected, but made no decision what to do for the rest of my life. It only came after about 4 years. I made lots of different lists of what I thought would make me happy and successful. Lists of things I wanted to accomplish with my life. Lists of people's characters I wanted around me. But really it didn't have any value to me. So I started over from scratch time after time. That's why it took time. I had people come to visit for a week here or there. Then I had 11 months to myself. I would just crack the nuts What should I do the rest of my life?
That became my goal.
What is your goal in life?