By BIS Contributor Ana Loi
I am a very passionate soul. I love helping people realize their dreams. And it doesn’t take a lot to amaze me when I see the passion we all carry within us.
A decade ago, I attended a course, where I discovered my vision and mission in life; why I am here, and the purpose that fills my heart as I contribute to the lives of others. My mission statement became: I will touch at least one person in every country and this person will touch others through my mentoring and wisdom. This is my PASSION. So, every night at bedtime, I count how many countries I have reached and how many lives I have touched. I keep a map of the world on a piece of paper on which I have circled every country in the world.
Passion is what drives me to continue my journey. Sometimes I catch myself listening to the voices in my mind, telling me that my passion is impossible, that I will never be able to reach every country. Honestly, sometimes I believe the chatter, some days I laugh at myself. However, every night before I fall asleep I celebrate all the countries I already have and the 171 countries I still haven’t reached.
My passion keeps my dream alive. My passion makes me believe, and it will take me to my goal. I believe, now the big question is, do you??
I would love to help you find your passion. Are you open to listening to your heart? If so, here are some thoughts to help guide you.
Think about what brings a smile to your face. Is there a particular event, a particular topic that makes your whole face just light up; that makes you smile, and makes you happy whenever you encounter it? That is a sign of something you are passionate about. I truly believe that happiness and passion walk hand in hand. Both require each other.
What do you find easy to do? Usually, what is easy for us to do, will be related to what we are passionate about. It’s very hard to dislike something when we are able to do it easily! And if we can do something easily it makes it fun. Fun leads to happiness which in turn goes together with passion.
What would you do for free? This could be a hard one. In our society, we are ruled by the dollar. The problem is, this leads many people to seek making money first, instead of pursuing what makes them happy. Doing what you have a passion for, brings out your best, and this leads to greatness. Greatness leads to success.
What would you regret not having tried? This is the last question I always ask, and it is quite possibly my favorite. We all have dreams, which somehow life dims. Life goes on, and the next thing we know, we no longer have those dreams.
If today was the last day of your life, what would you regret not having done? What would you love to do, that you didn’t fight to do? This is a good chance to discover your true passion.
There is nothing worse than arriving at the end of the journey having regrets. This is why finding your passion, and living it is so important.
I hope sharing a bit of my own journey has touched your heart today. Think and have the courage to search for your passion. It will change your entire world.