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Monday, March 16, 2015

10 Passionate Pins That Could Change Your Life & How!



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Do .Love. Do. Love .Do.

Live a life you love!

 

Love what you do!

Do what you love!

 

Get paid for your passion!

 

It's true!

It says so on the Internet!

*snort*



If you found it on the Internet, you know it's true (eye-roll). We all know that 98% of what we read, see, and hear online is just fertilizer for the 2% of genuine truth. Right? That's a good rule of thumb, but on occasion you actually can find something that sparks a fire, flips the switch on your overhead light bulb, or reawakens your sleepy spirit.

Today's motivational daily quote for example:


"Few people get to do what they want to do in life.
Be one of them."

-Andy Broer



Along with some pretty amazing quotations, the Internet is full of images with inspiring, encouraging, thought provoking, and sometimes hilarious words. Now and then I find a gem among the pinned pictures and shared images.

Consider these...

Exhibit A:


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Great daily accountability right here!

 

Exhibit B:


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2 out of 3 ain't bad...

Exhibit C:


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Productive Procrastinating?



Exhibit A  really spoke to me. I printed it out and used it as the cover for my "life journal". In other words, I took a 3-ring binder and divided it into sections- mind, body, soul, spirit, relationships, creativity, and passion. I keep a calendar and journal pages in each section along with to-do reminders, quotes, thoughts, or whatever it is that motivates me to do something every day for my mind-body-spirit-relationships-creativity-and-passion. My monthly planner is also divided into "columns" based on these areas. For example- mind = college work, body = workout, etc.

Exhibit B  seems to be a good way to live a happy and fulfilled life.  I've figured out two of the three. Can you guess which one I'm stuck on?

Exhibit C  tells me that I should be a professional Pinterest Pinner of Facebook Mogul. Okay, I had to go a little deeper to figure it out. I spend a lot of time on both social sites doing writer-ly stuff, talking to writers, looking for motivation, etc. In the end- what I'm procrastinating about always involves writing or the business of writing.

With these three in my arsenal, I'm off to a decent start on living a life I love.


I asked myself: "Self, what is it your passionate about?"
Self: "Did you see that chocolate cake recipe on Pinterest?"

(Self is a fan of chocolate cake.)


Here's What Happened After We Ate Cake:

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 I want to love what I do and do what I love.


How?

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Who are you? Who who? Who who?

This little gem is like a map.

It tells me if I know my passion and my purpose I will discover who I am.

I like that.

I want to find my passion.

I want to find my life purpose. 


I want to discover "ME".



How?

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Like  Milk & Cookies- They Go Together!

This looks like a good place to start. I made a list of things I'm passionate about. I discovered that I don't just enjoy writing make-believe stories. I enjoy writing blogs, articles, poems... anything that might help someone else.

That's when I found another amazing quote--


"Create a legacy that inspires others to dream more, learn more, do more, and become more."


(It's been attributed to Dolly Parton, but seems to have originated with John Adams.)


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I love this one so much!

I want my words (writing) to leave a legacy. I want to create a legacy that will inspire others, but more than that my passion is to show others how to create a legacy of their own! I don't want to dream, learn, do, and become all alone. I want to dream, learn, do, and become with you!

Bam. Just like that I know my passion and my purpose. 


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Quit My Job?!?! Jury's out on that one.

This is either the best
or worst advice I've ever encountered.

 

And it takes me right back to my ongoing problem...

HOW DO I DO WHAT I LOVE AND LOVE WHAT I DO WITHOUT STARVING?

 

That leads me to the last "life changing" image.


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No such thing as free.
It's very hard to tell your family that you will do whatever it is you're exceptionally good at for them... but you'll have to charge them.

I would LOVE to give all my friends and family members free copies of books. I can't do that. I have money tied up in those books-- money that won't be coming back to me. I struggle to make a profit. Every sale counts.

Writing isn't my hobby. It isn't my charity. It's my job.

We all want to help out our loved ones, but we have to be realistic. There's a time and place for gifting, charity, and favors. It's not when charging your cousin for an oil change means the difference between buying toilet paper or doing without.




 

 

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This is going to be the year we find our inner awesome.

 

  I'll see you on Wednesday! I want to share one of my passions with you-- for FREE. I know, I know. I have a hard time with that last bit of advice. ;)

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2 comments :

Colette Pedersen said...

I looked at some of the things I have pinned on my "Writer Girl" Pintrest. Here are some-

"Wear your tragedies as ARMOR, not shackles."

"Sometimes what you're most afraid of doing is the very thing that will set you free."

"Once writing has become your major vice and greatest pleasure only death can stop it." - Ernest Hemingway

I'm still learning and becoming. I'm growing and changing and quotes help me to center myself and get back on track. They make me feel like I can do anything. Great post today!!!

DM Kilgore said...

You know how I love me some Hemingway. ;) Great motivational quotes. I love that second one... terrifyingly true! =) Thanks for commenting!

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