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Bring Back the Passion

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I use the phrase often “Repeat the things that made you successful.” ¬†I often use this phrase when I’m talking to representatives that experienced a lot of success and things were going great and all of a sudden, they may have lost some momentum and got into a funk. This applies to life also. No matter who we are, we all get into a funk. The good news is, we never have to settle for less. There is great hope. This is just a season. We work our way through it with piles of smiles. Today I’d like to share some tips on how to get the spark lit and the momentum back.

1) Write out a love list.

Break out a pen and paper and make a list of everything that you love. Don’t leave anything out. This includes people and things that you are passionate about and interested in. Don’t limit yourself.

2) Do the opposite.

Very often, what we most feel like doing is not what would help us the most. So if you’re having low energy, the tendency is to hang out at home and do nothing. The same goes for those feeling uninspired. We often don’t feel like doing anything. So whatever it is you want to be doing right now, try experimenting with doing the opposite. For example, you may not feel like getting up early and exercising, go ahead and do it and let your feelings catch up with you. Do not procrastinate.

3) Get your body moving.

Being uninspired and feeling detached often has a physical component. A good way to guide yourself to a better mental state is to do something physical. Break out into a dance. Go for a walk or a run. Go hiking. Do yoga. Anything that will move and stretch your body will help your  mindset.

4) Do something fun.

When people go into a funk, most of the time they’re not feeling like going out and having fun. There’s no doubt about it that there’s nothing like doing something spontaneous when you’re uninspired. Try something you have never tried before. Get inspired, make a difference in other people’s lives.

5) Talk about your dreams.

I see this in so many cases where people have a passion and are excited about their dreams and they love to share it with others. When someone goes into a funk, they stop doing that. Go back to doing that. Tell a friend about your dreams. Try to describe it in as much detail as possible. Write all your dreams out and review them. Always remain passionate about your dreams.

 

  • Jim White

    Thanks for your willingness to identify and correct with strength and compassion. The worst part of being setback is the pervading thought that it can be permanent. I used to say “can’t never could” within my closest of relations, now it’s my turn to aright the ship.