|10-21-2007, 12:46 PM||#1 (permalink)|
Join Date: Oct 2007
A passion for life
If there is one regret that I have in life, a regret that would be pacing my mind on the death bed in my final moments, it is probably my lack of passion and motivation in life. Its this lack of exuberance that I have been in a social cacoon for much of my life and not be able to successfully persue any of my goals due to a stagnating sluggishness that has plagued my life.
Iíve been interested in many hobbies, from music, to art to writing, only to lose my interest mainly due to a lack of willpower. Sometimes I find it hard to connect with others, mainly because I canít be bothered, although Im sure shyness has much to do with it- A consequence of being in a social cocoon. It has also affected my buddhist practice which is an important part of my life. I can be too lazy without thinking much of the consequences
Alot of the time, I find myself situated on a couch or the bed, surfing the internet or watching tv, forever dwelling in my comfort zone, which of course spans the size of a pinhead.
Now I donít know how to approach this problem, which is why Iíve come to ask for some help. How does one become more disciplined/passionate/motivated and inspired to live my life, the way I want to and not because I am secluded, lazy or shy.
All comments are welcome.
|10-21-2007, 08:40 PM||#2 (permalink)|
Join Date: Jun 2007
I know where you're coming from. I can honestly say a few months ago I was the same way. I have a lot of interests, but would lose my passion for them over time.
I've finally realized why though. I lost interest in them because they became harder to do and/or I couldn't do it.
I stopped playing soccer in high school because I felt the running was too hard and I lost interest in playing. I've had many other instances similar to this but the point is, you need to figure out why exactly you lose interest.
You're probably thinking, well duh...but let's dig deeper. Why do you shy away because it's difficult or you can't do it? Maybe beecause you don't feel you can't do. Case in point: lack of confidence.
It seems that what you may be going through right now; lack of confidence. You don't believe in yourself. You don't believe there's anything to live for..maybe, but you have to figure that on your own, I'm just giving you possible reasons to help out.
Maybe you should start by giving yourself a reason to live. A good one to start out with is, "the reason I live is to find passion in life." The does that work for you?
Eh, I'm just trying to break the ice for you and open your mind to explore different venues of thought on this one. In the end, you know yourself better than I do, but try to openly considers some of the reasons I have offered. At least explore them to find out to dispell them if that's the case, but you won't know until you give it a go.
Tell me what you think and keep updates!
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