If I am going to find my passion, I have realised that I need to look at life a little differently. I need to ask a few hard questions, spend some time out of my comfort zone and begin to imagine ‘what if’. If it were that easy, everyone would be doing it so generally it takes something inspirational to trigger the desire to make a change. I believe inspiration is unique to everyone, but it doesn’t hurt to hunt around a bit and try new things.
Apart from feeling desperately uninspired at work, my initial inspiration was attending a Real Life Design seminar. It would be very difficult to explain to you what happens on this course, and in fact it would be unfair to those of you who may participate to give away some of the processes, but I can tell you that I see things very differently now, and have more motivation than ever before in my life to go after my passion and my ‘ideal life’. This seminar is not the only answer, there are many great organisations out there running energising seminars designed to inspire you to look at things differently. Get on to google and see what is coming up in your area. Don’t make judgments about it before you turn up, just turn up and see what happens. That’s all you have to do.
Another great resource that has inspired me during my hunt for passion is the work of Michael Bungay Stainer from Box of Crayons. This guy is doing some great stuff – I only wish he would come to Australia. He has loads of great resources so I recommend digging through his sites, links and blogs, however a couple I suggest you go to straight away are The Five Big Questions and The Great Work Movie. Go now, spend 15-20 minutes watching them both all the way through, and reflect on what stands out to you.
There is so much more to talk about when it comes to inspiration; inspirational people, music, places, artwork, movies. These are a couple that have stood out to me so far and I will keep on sharing. I would love to hear about any of your sources of inspiration!