Designing a passionate lie and creating life balance may include admiring different people in your life. You are probably wondering what this has to do with living a passionate life. It has a lot to do with it because the people you admire probably are or did live a passionate life and that is one of the reasons you admire them. I'd like to walk you through an exercise about the people you admire and all will be revealed.
Get out a piece of paper, yes, right now and write down the names of five people whom you really admire. Don't think, just write down the first five names that come into your mind. If you are continuing to read, I assume you have your list of names.
- Now, take 3 minutes per person and write down qualities that you admire in each person. Really focus on what you admire about who they are rather than on what they've accomplished. Who were they being as they accomplished what they did? How did they present themselves to the world? For example, you may come up with qualities such as ethical, honest, passionate, energized, inspiring, unstoppable, on fire, being of service, or empowered. Find the words that describe each person.
- Next go back through the qualities you wrote down for each person and circle the ones that you have. Do this quickly and don't think. Don't start questioning your answers. Go with your intuition and first response. It's usually very accurate.
- After you're done with this, read the words you circled out loud and receive the gift you just gave yourself. You admire these qualities in others because they are part of you.
- Next, write down evidence of these qualities in you. When have you shown these qualities in your life? Under what circumstances? Maybe some show up more than others. The qualities that don't show up as frequently may be the qualities that you don't give as much of your attention to. Use this information to make new choices on where you place you attention. Choose one or two qualities that you didn't have a lot of supporting evidence for and put your attention on them for the next week. See what happens or shifts.
Congratulations! You've just given yourself a loving acknowledgement. It's so easy to see where you feel inadequate or lacking. Now you can see where you shine, and the gifts you bring to the world. Use this new found information to live passionately. Take the first step now, and sign up for my free PDD report.