10 Signs You Know You’re in Pursuit of Your Passions

If you’ve spent any time on my blog, you likely know that I am REALLY passionate about, well, people being passionate!  🙂 After all, Passion is what will feed that insatiable hunger for growth and fulfillment.

As the saying goes, “the most powerful weapon on Earth is a human soul on fire!”

Passion is what gets us out of bed with energy and excitement about the day ahead, and has us always see the glass half full.  So today, I wanted to share my top 10 signs to look out for so that you know you are perfectly aligned with what you’re supposed to be doing.

1. Unexpected support begins to show up.  You find that doors are opening where you never even knew doors existed.

2. You hunger for more knowledge on a particular subject.  Just because you’re passionate, it doesn’t mean you’ll automatically be good at what you’re doing in the beginning.  That doesn’t stop you.  If it’s what you have to go through to follow and live your passions, you go for it full tilt!   You trust that with experience and application you will become great.

3. Days are too short.  To compensate, you begin staying up into the wee-hours of the morning working on your projects and plans.  This pursuit gets much of your time, mentally and physically, and it becomes the fuel for the fire in your belly!

4. People are magnetically drawn to you, because when you speak you light up the whole room!  Your passion is contagious, and people listen to what you have to say.

5. Anytime you are in the pursuit of a goal, you will be tested.  Obstacles and roadblocks are inevitable.  So is how you see them!  A person in pursuit of their passion will see challenges as opportunities, where everyone else will see those same challenges as signs to call it quits.  A passionate person understands that we do not succeed in spite of our obstacles and challenges, we succeed precisely because of them!

6. You are willing to do uncomfortable things, take chances and risk everything.

7. You have let go of fear and stepped into faith. You have an unshakable belief that you are on the path of your destiny, that you are doing your life’s work.  Your faith will lead you exactly where you need to go.  Remember, fear and faith cannot exist in the same space at the same time!

8. You do whatever needs to be done, with no expectation of recognition or reward. You are less focused on the result and more focused on the enjoyment of the work itself.   As a result, well, results come easily! 🙂

9. You do not care what others think of your pursuit.  You are independent, complete and living a truly inspired life.

10. You will lose interest in things that are not aligned with your top passions.

If you were nodding in agreement while you read these statements, then CONGRATULATIONS!  You are living your life in pursuit of your passions.  To reach your full potential and truly live life to the fullest, it is essential that you are doing work that you love.  There is simply no other way!

And if you found yourself wishing these statements were true for you, well, then there’s some work to do.  The good news is there are great resources to help you get where you’re trying to go.  Feel free to check out my recommended resources for some great tools I’ve used to figure out exactly who I am, what I’m worth, and how I’m going to get there.

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80 Responses to “10 Signs You Know You’re in Pursuit of Your Passions”

  1. That is exciting! 🙂 Thanks Lorri. I can relate. I have multiple passions, which is why the book The Passion Test was so helpful. It really brings a lot of clarity to my decision making process ~ I highly recommend it!

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  2. You’re welcome Glyna….and because I know you, I’m assuming your head was shaking yes! 😉

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  3. Hey Beth,

    great post! This is what I needed today because it is yet another confirmation that I’m pursuing my passion! You see: I’ve attracted this article!

    I really enjoy your posts!
    Cheers

    Paola
    paola devescovi´s last blog post ..Setting SMART Goals For A Fulfilling Life

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    bethallen Reply:

    Paola, congratulations on another confirmation that you’re in pursuit of your passions! 🙂 Keep rockin and rollin…. and thank you!

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  4. Hi Beth,

    I was nodding along with most of them, with 9 & 10 particularly resonating with me. But as it’s now 1:40 in the morning, you can see my days are too short as well…

    Thanks,
    Alan

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    bethallen Reply:

    That’s awesome, Alan. Yes, 9 and 10 definitely show that you are focused and aligned. Who needs sleep? 😉 Thanks for visiting….

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  5. I really like this post! So much great information and many things people need to consider if they are not having the success they desire. It is so important I think to really be passionate about what your doing. I can tell your passionate about your work. Keep it up! Great post!
    LeeAnn Townsend´s last blog post ..Stuck in Traffic

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    bethallen Reply:

    I’m so glad you enjoyed it, LeeAnn! Yes, people can instantly feel the difference between a task done from a place of passion or a place of complacency. Nothing more clear than passion! 🙂

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  6. This is my first time here and it’s unbelievable how much we have in common!

    You have so many wonderful comments that I really had to think about what I could add! I think I relate most to number 8. I have never been one to put me first or money. I just have a great need inside of me to express my passion and put myself out there. Risk it all!

    Thank you for the value you so obviously provide to the rest of us!

    Deborah
    Deborah A. Ten Brink´s last blog post ..As a New Online Marketer- Do You Leave Your Site Traffic to Chance

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    bethallen Reply:

    Yes Deborah, I’ve been on your blog a few times now and agree that we have a lot in common and should connect offline one of these days! I love that you are willing to risk it all….i remember a quote that says something like ~ the greatest risk in life is risk-less living. So true! Glad you enjoyed your visit, and I look forward to connecting more!

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  7. Your sign #8 resonates with me. I am writing a blog and having a lot of fun with it. It just makes me happy. I hope people read it, but I would probably do it even if they didn’t. I think that is what you mean by passion.
    Take care,
    Angela
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    Monika Genehr Reply:

    Angela, in just a few well-chosen words you describe what makes you happy. Your happiness and passion are infectious. You got it all figured out and I can see how happiness does not have to be elusive at all. Happy(!) blogging to you. I’m sure others like me will also love to read what you have to say. By the way, there was an error in the comment section of your blog. When it’s fixed, I’ll stop by again. Until then, here’s to humor and song (thanks for reminding me of those two wonderful delights which are available for enjoyment to anyone at any time)!

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    bethallen Reply:

    If what you’re writing makes you happy then you are certainly in on the right track! I just visited your blog, and well, it put a little love in my heart. 🙂 Thank you for visiting, Angela. I look forward to supporting your journey as your blog unfolds!

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  8. Wow Beth! You really hit the nail on the head! It was an incredible summary!

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks so much, Dimple! 🙂

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  9. I have been examinating out some of your stories and i can state pretty good stuff. I will definitely bookmark your blog.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks Jenine, glad to hear you’re finding value here! 🙂

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  10. Beth,

    Absolutely fabulous article!!!! I got so excited reading it because I was nodding my head to almost all of them. It was confirmation that I am headed in the right direction. Thank you so much for the great information.

    God Bless,
    Trish Kirby´s last blog post ..The Starting Point to ALL Achievement

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks so much Trish! That’s awesome to hear that you were nodding in agreement and are on your right and true path! 2011 is going to be a fabulous year! Thanks for visiting. 🙂

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  11. Hi Beth,
    I am living for this post today! I often tell friends that I’m absolutely willing to ‘get in my own lane’ and start living out my purpose but I behave as though I need a memo to make sure I’m making the right choices. Well this post certainly blew that excuse right out of the water! This is a great rule to use to measure the level of passion we have for a particular activity. Have a POWERFUL week! Allegra
    Allegra Sinclair´s last blog post ..Want to Improve Your Self-Esteem Use Affirmations

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    bethallen Reply:

    I’m so happy you found your way to this post, Allegra! At different times in life, we all need those memos to ourselves to get back on track….but when you are living on purpose and with passion, you definitely need fewer and fewer of those memos! 🙂 Posting these 10 signs on your wall would be a great way to keep on track so you can live this post every day! Thanks so much for visiting!

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  12. I enjoy reading it, it inspire me to keep
    on going to what I started..
    thanks for sharing your insights. 🙂
    Hughe M.´s last blog post ..Why We Make Use Of An Oral Formula

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    bethallen Reply:

    Glad you enjoyed it, Hughe…and yes, always keep going! 🙂

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  13. Hi Beth,
    Another amazingly written article! All ten of your points really are signs of being passionate. My favorite is #8, you just do you work with your best and have fun, and the rest will follow. Loved this one! Thanks!!

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  14. I am only 16 years old and am in 11th grade in British Columbia, Canada. I would really love to pursuit my passion in becoming a makeup artist … I plan on staying in Canada for university and then I plan to move to the states to start my career there. I want to be as rich as possible!

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  15. Don’t ever let anyone convince you that pursuing your passion is not practical. Passion is what brings meaning and value to your life.

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  16. We know that when We are excited about something that We wake up eager to start the day with it and We often stay up late to work on it too. Sometimes We even dream about it while I sleep!

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  17. Can everyone really pursue their true passion in life…. no its not sure that anyone can live according to our choice.

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  18. Nice article, it makes me think what my passion really is.
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    bethallen Reply:

    Good! Finding your passion and pursuing it is a key to happiness! 🙂

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