Passion, Planning and Action … A Triple Threat

When we dream, we dream big.

We leave our goal setting sessions believing that we can do anything.

We are ready to soar to new and greater heights. We are pumped!!

When we plan our daily tasks, however, we often plan without connecting to the passion we feel when we set goals and make big plans.

The books we read and seminars we attend often suggest to us that we can reach our goals by simply breaking tasks into “bite size” pieces.

While this may be a workable approach, what about the passion we felt when we were creating those goals?

What of the burning desire we had during the goal setting itself? Or the passion that drives us to get up early, work incredibly hard, and do all we can to succeed?

That passion is the fuel that keeps our fires burning. And it’s vital to tap into that passion every day, not just during goal setting sessions or at seminars.

If procrastination is indeed the enemy (and it is) then passion is the antidote. 

Use these three simple truths to chase procrastination from your days and reconnect with the passion within.

Passion is the key to success for most people

Important question: What are you truly passionate about?

Please realize that there are no wrong answers here. There is no “should”, no expectations from others. Just you and yourself in an honest and open moment.

I’ll ask again — what are you truly passionate about?

Next, examine yourself to see if you have in fact connected with YOUR passion.

  • Not your parent’s passion
  • Not your teacher’s passion
  • Not your husband (or wife’s) passion
  • Not your boss’s passion

YOUR passion …

The reason we so often hear “Do what you love and the money will come” is because it’s true.

We need passion, for without passion we won’t be motivated to …

Plan passionately

The flawless performances in life are the ones practiced so often that failure is unlikely.

Take a tip from NASA. They prepare for months for a shuttle flightof a few days.

Top athletes will practice their sport in their mind a thousand times for every time they step on the field.

They see the opponent. They hear the crowd. They feel their success, be that a free throw shot or a 20 foot birdie or running in record time.

This mental imaging allows them to tap into their passion.

We would we well advised to do the same.

As you plan, see each task for what it really is; an important next step to capture your dream. When you view tasks in this light, you will plan with passion and create a sense of excitement that energizes your days.

Decades ago I learned to love hearing “no” as an outside salesman. Why did I love to hear “no”? Because every no led me ever closer to a yes. My fellow salesmen thought I was crazy, until I became the top salesman in the company.

Suddenly they wanted to know more. 🙂

The next step? Once you have a good plan …

Take Action

Only you can be the engine that drives YOUR idea.

Once you identify your passion, use the missionary zeal that you feel to communicate to others how your product or idea will make their lives better.

Share your passion with others in the words you say, the materials you produce and the way you conduct your business.

Let your website, your blog, your ads, your articles and more share your vision with the world. Let them be saturated with your passion.

Let people SEE your passion and your enthusiasm will become contagious.

This is, in no small part, the secret to successful selling.

Sometimes inspiration only lasts a moment.

The actual doing of these inspired ideas may last a lifetime. When inspiration visits you, start immediately to get your inspiration down on paper.

Whether through a notebook, your laptop or recording your voice, seize the moment to capture those inspired ideas.

Write down every thought you have and use those notes to rekindle your passion if it fades.

Then, make a plan, seeing each task as a critical step on your path to success.

Once you do this, nothing can hold you down.

Mary Kay Ash (founder of Mary Kay) said this …

“Don’t limit yourself. Many people limit themselves to what they think they can do. You can go as far as your mind lets you. What you believe, you can achieve.”

The question now is this — How far will your mind let you go?

Charlie Page

Happily married for 45 years, Charlie is the dad to two wonderful daughters. He is the author of 12 books on Internet marketing and creator of over 40 membership sites. You can see all Charlie offers using this link Click Here

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  • Phyllis Thomas says:

    Fantastic article, Charlie! Very inspiring. Thank you.

  • Erickson says:

    Hey Walter!

    I read your comment, I realized that the position you are in can be tough and extremely overwhelming..

    Although I don’t know you, I want to express the fact that I find it inspiring by you looking for positive information to move ahead rather than giving up…

    Thats a leader Walter, use your struggles to launch yourself forward in the things you WANT to do, I believe with a strong “why” you can accomplish anything…

    I believe you can do it, stay up Walter… And much luck to you!!

    • Walter says:

      Thanks Mr. Erickson! I appreciate the encouragement. Just recently I did acquire a “roof over my head” so things are a little better. I see your comment below about perfect timing for the above article. Anytime is, I believe, a great time for positive passionate thinking!

  • Walter Mau says:

    Dear Mr. Page,
    Like Erickson above, I needed to read your article on passion today! My passion lies in my love for my family which includes my 20 year old son and unfortunately my exwife who divorced me about three years ago. I miss both of them terribly as I find myself homeless. I have struggled to establish an internet business that is as profitable as I want it to be. My other passions include sailing on the sea–an expensive passion to be sure, I also played tennis until my heart developed arrhythmia (atrial fibrillation) and I had to give it up. Now simply having a home to go to and sleep in peace has managed to escape me. I don’t have the money to purchase the medications I need to manage my ADHD nor my heart condition. So I deeply appreciate reading an article that is so positive like the one above. I needed it badly! Thank you so much! Take care!

  • Erickson says:

    Thank You Charlie, as I felt my momentum and passion go a little but down, I recieved an email with this article about regaining your passion and planning it out…

    Man haha talk about perfect timing! Thank You Charlie!=)

  • fred worley says:

    I AGREE CHARLIE, I HOPE LATER people can look under SUCCESS in the Dictionary AND see me smiling. In my picture. Let the good times roll. Fred

  • glenn cutler says:

    As always great advice. Start by being passionate and doing what you love. The icing on the cake is to create an income from your passion.

  • Chris says:

    Hi Charlie,
    Thanks again for a fantastic article. I have heard the same thing many different ways and, of course, it is oh so true. You, however, always seem to word it in a way that really resonates better than anything else I’ve read. Thanks again for that and the extra “shot in the arm”. It really helps.

    By the way, I didn’t get a chance the other day to comment on your article on Automation. WOW!! That was really, really good. You outlined it in a way that again, sank into my head much better than anything else I’ve ever seen. The way you did that article gave me the idea of how to outline my outsourcing the most effective way.
    Many, many thanks for all your help, insight, and knowledge you share with us – it truly makes a difference!!

  • Paul Warner says:

    That is interesting you have a comment here from July 30 th, 2009.
    Anyway I have three passions in life, none any less in desire as the others. One is getting back to playing guitar and playing in public as I once did many many years ago. Two, is getting myself back in top condition to play tournament tennis. I am not fat or anything but the kind of condition I need to play at that level again takes months, third develop an online Internet business, so considering all three of these take up so much time to develop, there are times that too much of what I do is sporadic, because each one of these things that I desire are extremely time consuming, and while I am doing this I am trying to earn money too, so I have a very full plate, and I extremely passionate about what I want to do but progress is a lot slower than I want because I have to split my time so much.
    Kind of frustrating so reading an article like this is a help in attitude, direction, and action. Paul

  • Lane says:

    Hooah! Charlie, I love it. It isn’t work if you do what you love. I believe keeping Jesus center place keeps the passion for me and the fish run into the net instead of me working all night and having caught nothing!

    God bless you

    Lane Dawg Bowers

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