Are you Following your Passion or Going through the Motions?

According to a recent survey, approximately 75% of the population do not know what their true passion or sense of purpose in life is. This is very interesting when we consider that doing what we really love is the key to finding true happiness. People who are truly happy are in careers where their work does not seem like work. They are excited to get up every day and immerse themselves into their work; they have found their true passion.

Sandor Ferenczi, a psychoanalyst in the early 1900s, also discovered that episodes of anxiety and depression occurred more often on Sundays than any other day of the week. Since then it has been observed in studies that holidays and retirement often tend to produce symptoms of anxiety and depression.

For some of us, the perception of the perfect life is having nothing to do. Having all day, every day to just meander along and do whatever blows across our path. In fact, this can be a very dangerous way to live. Having nothing to do leaves the mind and the body bored. A bored mind will create drama in order to keep itself working. 

A purpose to sink your teeth into gives your mind a healthy, productive focus and prevents it from drifting into negativity. A sense of purpose brings out the best in people. In many ways, your purpose is the meaning of your life.

“Nothing contributes so much to tranquilise the mind as a steady purpose – a point on which the soul may fix its intellectual eye” Mary Wollstonecraft Shelley

Are your following your passion or just going through the motions?

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6 Responses to Are you Following your Passion or Going through the Motions?

  1. That is SO interesting Tracey! I have always loved Mondays, and never been that keen on Fridays, perhaps that is the reason!

  2. Dee Britton says:

    I absolute love what I am doing and it just does not seem like work. Sometimes I get too carried away and have to remember that I am also a mum and a wife 🙂 Helping busy mums to create exceptional lives by ridding them of their baggage ii so fulfilling.

    • tracey says:

      Hi Dee, congratulations. I can feel your passion through your words. It is clear you have found your passion and you are also giving back which is also an essential key to happiness. Well done.

      • Stephanie Bees says:

        So very true this one Tracey, in my opinion.I have suffered 5 serious bouts of depression and anxiety. This is since having a Hysterectomy at 46, and my ovaries removed – Before my op, ( which went wrong) I ran a very successful small business, but following my op, where I had all the time in the world to recover, I sank into a deep pit of depression, and then anxiety too, as a result of the money worries that ensued.

        However, my Doctor helped me back into a paid job, with a phased start, 2,then, 3 days a week. I am at my happiest working with young homeless and vulnerable young people, who demand so much of me. I have no time to think or worry about myself, let me tell you.
        I get paid for doing something that I love…..TALKING!!!! to Employer’s to get the kid’s jobs mostly, and my Mental
        Health is excellent.

        • tracey says:

          Hi Stephanie, you gave me goose bumps when I read your story. You have found your purpose in life and in the process you are changing the lives of so many others. Well done!!! Our mind is so much better when we have a purpose and it is so good for the soul to give back.I love that you have found happiness.

          regards Tracey

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