From the "Passion Unlocks Prosperity" series:
Gratitude Unleashes Passion
I'm going to share a secret with you about gratitude:
It's a universal principle which will always unleash passion in your life. How is this possible? I will answer that by first describing the principle of gratitude:
It's a process which requires you to focus on, emotionally feel and accept those things in your life which are good. Each good thing in your life has a unique emotional resonance. Think of this resonance as a "flavor of emotion". When you think about a certain thing which is good, you are "tasting" its' emotional flavor too. This is why it makes you happy to think about the good things in your life.
You must take another step and "accept" those things in your life which are good:
This is a very important aspect of the principle many people who claim to know what they are talking about miss completely. When you "accept" something you are making a decision. When the thing being accepted is good, you are committing your attitudes, opinions and beliefs to support, rationalize and validate it as a continuing reality in your life. This is an essential step as it solidifies and manifests the continuation of the good thing.
The act of accepting means you have made the good thing "real". You have made it a part of your life. When you do this the good thing becomes a part of your core beliefs. This translates into your day-to-day reality as good in your life.
The principle of gratitude is always a three step process:
1. Focus your attention on a good thing in your life.
2. See the thing in your imagination and feel the joy and happiness that comes from "tasting" its unique emotional flavor.
3. Accept the thing and the flavor of the thing as a reality in your life.
My wife Gwen and I go into much greater detail about this in "The Intentional Prosperity™ System, so I'm not going to explain the nuts and bolts about how and why this principle works here. I am now going to show you how to use this principle as a means of unleashing passion in your life.
First, a brief explanation of passion:
Passion is an emotional energy which draws our attention to something and stimulates the necessary action to bring that particular thing into our lives.
Sounds a lot like inspiration because they are essentially one in the same. When you have a passion for something you are naturally draw to become immersed in it. You experience few if any internal roadblocks as you continue to pursue that thing or experience with your thoughts and actions. The same thing happens when you are inspired.
Think again about the three step process of gratitude. Can you see how closely passion is linked to the principle of gratitude? When you have a passion for a good thing in your life the end result is joy and happiness ...which is also the end result of the process of being grateful!
The first step to finding your passion is to focus on the good things in your life. The process of being grateful is where you start. The reason is you need to start feeling something again... so why not joy and happiness? Don't be surprised if you begin to awaken your natural passion as you begin to focus on the good things in your life.
Want to know the reason?
Many of the good things in your life were the end result of your passion at some point in time! You can revisit that energy by reconnecting with the feelings which are associated with those good things. It sounds simple ...because it is! You are not going to find your passion as the result of some profound, traumatic event in your life. It's going to be ignited by feelings which are familiar to you but have been put aside or forgotten.
I have a real passion for music. It's a big part of my life. Sometimes I go through times when I just don't have any passion to play or compose music. In order to unleash my passion I use the principle of gratitude. I start by listening to some of the music I've composed, performed and produced through the years. Pretty soon I'm back again feeling the joy and fulfillment each completed piece of music gives me ...Which was always the result of a creative journey fueled by passion!
So it's not surprising that I start thinking about doing something new...And before you know it the fire is lit once again and that wonderful feeling of being "alive" is back again.
Don't waste any more time
Start the process of gratitude right now.
Appreciate what is good in your life and remember the passion which brought it into your reality to begin with. Think of this as a passion technique. Let yourself "feel" the emotional flavors of all those good things. It's like having a bouquet of passion flowers just waiting for you to let them bloom!
The day you run out of excuses
is the day your life changes...