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. Hi Beth,

    I really enjoyed this post! Especially #10-so true that you know you’re pursuing your passion when you can’t wait for the day to start and a bit bummed when the day ends because you’re always thinking about your passion.

    Janette

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks so much, Janette! I agree, it has been fascinating how the more I align with my passions the more laser focused I become. And things that interested me before suddenly don’t even show up on my radar. Powerful stuff!

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  2. Boy Beth did I ever find myself nodding at each and every one of your points. You put together a very, very complete list. I especially liked your statement “And if you found yourself wishing these statements were true for you, well, then there’s some work to do.” Right on.

    Thanks for the post,

    Michael

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    bethallen Reply:

    That’s great to hear, Michael! I’m glad you enjoyed it. 🙂

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  3. Hi Beth,

    Great post about passion. I agree that getting out of your comfort zone is a key to your success.

    Ted
    .-= Ted Hunsaker´s last blog ..The Tax Benefits of Owning a Home Based Business =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hey Ted ~ yes, I’ve written a few posts about comfort zones ~ if we’re not constantly pushing on the edges, they will close in around us and suffocate us. SO important to keep dancing at those edges!

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  4. This is a great post, Beth! All ten points are sure signs of a passionate person!

    I can certainly relate to each of them on different levels!

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

    Yet if I’m lacking passion or excitement often I want to go to bed earlier and waking up seems much less exciting!
    .-= Stacy´s last blog ..Are You Aware of Your Greatest Asset =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks Stacy! Keep following those passions, but also be sure to get some shut-eye! 😉

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  5. Hi Beth,

    I totally resonate with your blog. I love your title. “Conscious Choices” and Connecting Passion To Action. That is awesome. We all have choices all day every day, it’s the choices we make that dictate our outcome. Even with the bad choices, learn from them and move on. Never give up!

    Regards,
    Mike
    .-= Mike Pedersen´s last blog ..The Secret To Success When Networking For Realtors =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks Mike! Yes, we do all have choices each and every day, and they definitely determine our results. The bad choices aren’t bad per se, just lessons that you needed to learn to grow. 🙂

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  6. Hey Beth, this is my first time visiting your blog.. definitely will not be the last. I like you, am passionate… about passion 🙂 Seriously, your 10 signs are all right on point. As I read them, I took some time to think about where I am right now, and where I was before when I actually thought I was in alignment with my passions. There’s no denying that when you are out of alignment.. and not doing what you absolutely love…you can find yourself halted by an invisible wall of fear and making excuses as to why.. you haven’t done… what needs to be done.

    I look forward to coming back and reading more soon.

    Life is great!
    Sye-
    .-= Sye Wells´s last blog ..Finally- Social Media Now Simplified With Seesmic Desktop2 =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Well welcome, Sye! Glad you’re enjoying your visit here, and that we’re both passionate people! Yes, the fear thing is big. I heard something from Guy Finley about fear this week that really resonated with me: “The true definition of a fearless life—is understanding that whatever comes to you, comes to you for the good of you.” Has one think about that invisible wall of fear a bit differently… 🙂

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  7. Beth,
    I can feel the passion in your words! Love the list! I am moving along my path and the list gave me moment to pause & reflect if I need to adjust a bit. Thanks for the reminder to be aware at all times of where your path is heading.

    Val 🙂
    .-= Val Wilcox´s last blog ..Being in the Moment =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks Val, I knew you’d love it. 🙂

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  8. Hello Beth,

    Awesome post! I couldn’t help from laughing, when I read point #3, staying up into the wee hours….

    I must be busting with passion, because me and the wee hours are on a first name bases.

    Even once I finally get in bed, it’s hard to fall asleep because I’m thinking about a new post I can write about or a new traffic method…. The mind is always going!

    Great post, thanks for sharing!

    Anthony
    .-= Anthony McNeil´s last blog ..A Sure Shot Way to Get Visitors To Read Your Blog Posts =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks Anthony, sounds like you’re rockin’ your relationship with Passion. 😉 I look forward to learning more about you and what that passion is!

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    Anthony McNeil Reply:

    Beth my first passion without question, is Network / Internet marketing. Like I said it’s always on my mind, in one way or another.

    I also have just as strong of a passion for the game of golf…. Straight up addict!
    .-= Anthony McNeil´s last blog ..This Business Should Be Treated Like One- But It’s Not About You!! =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Well that’s a great combination Anthony! You can create your own schedule so you can get your golf in…..my parents have been full time network makreters for 20+ years, and they recently retired to a golf course! 🙂 Keep the focus and the passion….

  9. Beth, here’s my answer to your post: “nod, nod, nod… 10 enthusiastic times”. My answer to your specific question “what are you most passionate about”: “in a nutshell – to make someone’s day a better day in any (even the tiniest) way I can”. At the moment I am passionate about composing this little comment in a way that I hope will make you realize that your post has made my day a better day. You have lit up my room (see #4). Thank you, Beth!

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    bethallen Reply:

    So when are we going to chat, Monika? We’ve already established we’re soul sisters….and our conversations always put a smile on my face. 🙂 Thanks for making my day better too!

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    Monika Genehr Reply:

    I’d love to chat with my soul sister who is so very kind to me. I haven’t been a great chatter but have chatted a tiny bit on Facebook and Skype before. Would those suit you?

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    bethallen Reply:

    Yes, let’s shoot for next week on skype….I’m leaving tomorrow for a conference, but will be back Monday. You can add me at bethnelsonallen. Look forward to it! 🙂

  10. Beth, Awesome post! I found myself nodding yes to most of the things on your list. I must admit there were a couple that I was wishing they were true. So still some work to do, but I have the passion & desire to do the work that needs to be done!
    Thanks for the great information!
    ~Joseph McDevitt
    .-= Joseph McDevitt´s last blog ..How To Speed Up Your Laptop Computer =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks Joseph! Great to hear you were nodding a lot, and that you see where there’s room for growth. There always is! 🙂 You’re awesome, keep crankin’…..

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  11. Beth,

    What an outstanding post. I could identify with many of your points, but particularly liked #6 – willing to do uncomfortable things, take chances and risk everything. In some ways, this defines an entrepreneur. If you are not willing to take a risk, try something new, etc. you have no chance to succeed, especially as a business owner. Thanks for sharing your thoughts!
    .-= Scott Pollov´s last blog ..What’s the Value of Your Business Part 2 =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    I agree, Scott. That does pretty much define entrepreneurship! Thanks!

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  12. Beth,
    Since I was nodding in agreement throughout your post, thumbs are up!

    While each one is valuable, my favorite is “A passionate person understands that we do not succeed in spite of our obstacles and challenges, we succeed precisely because of them!” I remind myself of this on a daily basis.

    This was powerful reinforcement:)
    .-= Darlene Davis´s last blog ..Stranger Dilemma- Assist or Report =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Yeah Darlene, thumbs up! Reinforcement’s are always great, aren’t they?! 🙂 Happy to help….

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  13. Beth,
    Thank you for a great post! I was in agreement with all of them. As I read them some of them I was wishing more of it to be true for me! But, as I am going, it is a growing experience and I continue to move forward all the time! All I know for sure is that I am on the right track and your post reinforced it for me! Thank you so much Beth, Darcy

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    bethallen Reply:

    You’re welcome Darcy! Yes, that’s great that you can relate to all of the points AND know that there’s room to grow. There always is….sounds like you are well on your way! Keep on truckin… 🙂

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  14. Passion. I love it.
    This was a great post.
    I found what I am passionate about and people know it, they feel the passion.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Awesome Maggie!

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  15. Funny that I am reading your post today. I just returned from a social get together with some friends, and they were remarking on the fact that I immediately start smiling these days when someone asks me how things are going for me.
    And they are so right. I am loving every minute of every day. And I was nodding and even smiling while reading your 10 signs. It did make me more aware of how happy it makes to finally follow my dreams!
    .-= karin@social bookmarking´s last blog ..How to create unlimited traffic with your own “new Digg effect” =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    I love hearing stories like this, Karin! Really wonderful….keep following your dreams and keep smiling! 🙂

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  16. Beth,
    Great post you have here. Being truly passionate about what you do can sometimes really be the key that brings you success.
    The ten giveaways you gave are really good and do evidence our passion for what we do.
    Thanks because you’ve helped me to know that I am truly following my passion but I do have about three different passions and they all pass your tests!
    Thanks for the great value you’ve provided here!
    (Dave) and Dawn

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks Dave & Dawn. I definitely believe that you have to be passionate about your work to experience TRUE success. Misery and money don’t add up to much! 🙂 Glad you are following your passions, and passed with flying colors!

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  17. Beth,
    You have provided a great list of sign posts for us along the path of our journey. Knowing that you’re connected and tapped into these is a sure sign that you are on the right road.

    I have to admit, I got a bit of a chuckle out of your quote… “the most powerful weapon on Earth is a human soul on fire!” The first thing I thought of was…gee, I wonder if that’s what they mean by “ignorance on fire” 😉

    Thanks for sharing your insights with us!
    .-= Don Enck´s last blog ..Wisdom from The Cave =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Thanks Don. And yes, I’d say those are both saying that when you are on fire, you’re unstoppable! 🙂

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  18. Hello Beth,

    I really enjoyed this article. I have to agree with all the 10 but really have to emphasize #7. You truly cannot have faith if you still are letting your fears control you. It is so important to let go and take that leap of faith.

    I’ll be checking back to your blog.

    Great content here.

    Tony
    .-= Tony´s last blog ..Regain Your Passion =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Glad you enjoyed it, Tony! Yes, taking the leap of faith is definitely important. It’s like that quote by Anais Nin ~ “And the day came when the risk to remain tight in a bud was more painful than the risk it took to blossom. ” Faith not fear! 🙂

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  19. I really connected with number 2 on this list Beth.

    I am a voracious reader and acquirer of knowledge. If there is anything I’ve learned… readers are leaders… and if you’re constantly reading on one subject and you do that subject for a living, then something is definitely going right.

    I’ve read so much on the network marketing industry that I’ve come to a lot of the same content written by different hands. Yet I still to this day with all my knowledge read almost anything I can on the subject.

    For I am endlessly fascinated with it and empowered by it.

    Thanks for the great blog post!

    To the top,
    -Gregory Elfrink
    gregthewriter.com
    .-= Gregory Elfrink´s last blog ..Make Money in MLM Lesson 3- The Power of Network Marketing Books! =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    Hey Gregory~ Well, I don’t know if all readers are leaders, but leaders are definitely readers! 😉 Sounds like you and I could have some great conversations! We’ll have to do that some time. Cheers!

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  20. I don’t know, but I’m so touched with your post. Maybe because I’m pretty sure that I’m working based on my passion. I’m enjoying my life right now even if it’s far different from the works of my friends. The feeling of courage, no matter how difficult a situation is, gives that energy for me to continue reaching my goals.
    .-= Cole Stan´s last blog ..Find The Best Christmas Gifts For Your Clients =-.

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    bethallen Reply:

    I’m so thrilled this post touched you, Cole! Sounds like you are indeed following your passion…..it definitely allows courage to appear where it often would not! 🙂

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  21. I love #4 in how people are magnetically drawn to you. I learned this about 3 years ago and the minute I started share my passion, more people where appearing in my life.

    And, they were people I were looking for.

    Thanks for this great list.

    Jerome Ratliff
    Jerome Ratliff´s last blog post ..Learn How to Take Risks One Bite at a Time

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    bethallen Reply:

    That’s awesome, Jerome! Feels amazing, doesn’t it?! 🙂 Thanks for stopping by!

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  22. Hey Sister,

    I am happy to say my head was nodding throughout your post. You know me, I will never give up until I get there.

    It was a really well written post and I love the recommended resources page too.

    Good Stuff,
    Beth 🙂
    Beth Hewitt´s last blog post ..Tribe Domination – Leaders Wanted!

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    bethallen Reply:

    And you are well on your way, my sweet sister! 🙂 Thanks, I’m so glad you enjoyed it.

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  23. This is just such an excellent blog post! I can feel your energy just vibrating right off of the page! Very exciting!!

    I do believe I am living my passions! Problem is, I have a LOT of them!! 🙂 Thus, making for even LESS sleep in a day!! Oh well, I love it, so it most often doesn’t matter!!

    Thanks for your vision and your energy! It’s contagious!!
    Lorri Ratzlaff´s last blog post ..The Global Power Team

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  24. Hi Beth – Yes – I was shaking my head at a lot of these things on your checklist. It is so important to find something you are passionate about – it makes all the difference in the world. THanks for sharing this wonderful list:)
    Glyna Humm´s last blog post ..Network Marketers – Are You Throwing Up On Your Prospects

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