Good day! My name is Tim Levy. Welcome to TimLevy.net. Today we’re going to be talking about finding passion.
Finding Passion – Being Stuck
This is a really interesting topic because when it comes to finding passion I have a lot of people who say things to me like, “I don’t know what I want to do.” “I can’t remember how to have fun.” “I feel just stuck in a rut or broken or foggy.” “I feel like I’m just kind of moving through the fog.” “I’m kind of moving through the motions.” “I’m walking through molasses.” All these sorts of things make me relate to some of those where people get to where they feel like they just don’t know anymore what their passion is.
And it’s an interesting thing. There’s this particular thing that I find that is going on here which is that thus far I have never found a person who doesn’t know what their passion is. I just found people who are blocked about what their passions are. That they are subconsciously if you will, blocking themselves from even understanding their own passions. And generally, it’s because they can’t figure out how they can make them happen.
Finding Passion – Three Step
It’s like this three-step tango going on, right? So, the first part of this happens subconsciously. In other words, you’re not aware of it. And a desire comes up. Let’s say it’s a crazy, cool desire like, it’s to travel the world on cruise ships, right? Okay. So, this part of you, that right brain part of you is connected and imaginative and illogical and unreasonable and unlimited says, “Cruise ships! Yehey! It’ll be fun. There will be water. There will be people. It will be great. I might as well go on an adventure.” Okay, cool!
So, then the left brain steps in, this is still subconscious and the left brain acts like kind of a filter, kind of as a trap. And it says, “Well, smart guy, how are we going to do that? How are we going to pay for that? I mean, how you are going to— cruise ships are expensive. It’s like a thousand dollars a day, a thousand dollars a week. How are you going to come up with 50 grand, not even working and just live on cruise ships? That’s never going to happen.”
Now, at this point here’s the crucial point, in my experience the left brain’s kind of like the gatekeeper and it will either let a desire through the consciousness or not at all and it just buries it forever. And here’s the criteria it uses. It says, “If I feel like it’s possible or if it’s likely or I got somehow, I know how to do it, I will allow us to admit to that or bring it to consciousness and we’ll go ‘Yehey! I want to go on cruise ships and here’s how I can do it’.”
But if the left brain is stark and just says, “Listen, that’s illogical, unreasonable. I can’t see how it’s going to happen.” Quite often, it just buries it forever. And when that happens, especially over the long term when people are kind of been crushing their dreams for awhile, right? It’s that they come and they say, “I don’t know what my passion is.”
Finding Passion – An Example
So, in many ways finding passion is simply about getting your left brain out of the way. Let me give you a quick example. One of my clients, just a terrific friend, let’s call him Dean. He came to work with me. And when I work with people one-on-one we caught up and start with what is perfect life, what’s amazing, what’s unlimited, fantastic. What are your desires? What do you want? And he said, “Let me stop you right there.” “What, we haven’t even started?” “Let me stop you right there. I’m afraid I have no desires because I’m kind of unenlightened.” “What?” “Yeah. I’ve been on the journey to enlightenment for such a long time now that part of that is just be completely detached from one’s desires and just kind of go with the flow.” I’m thinking, “That’s fantastic. It strikes me as rubbish but that’s fantastic. So, no desire, that’s alright. Good.”
Well and we started to work, I want to say adjacently. So, rather than trying to bust through that belief, that block if you will, I decided to work around it and started asking different questions and this and that. And it wasn’t until a little while later where I said, “So, back in the day before you started this path of enlightenment, did you have any desires and dreams then?” He was like, “Oh my god, yeah. Are you kidding me? I was all about desires that’s why I had to start the path to enlightenment.” I’m like, “Alright. Well, let’s just take yourself back to before even you set foot on the path to enlightenment, what was some of your desires then?” He’s like, “Oh, my god. Let me tell you.” And… up they went through the wall.
You probably said I work with big, pieces of papers stacked to the wall and making my maps and counted. We filled, you know, like a dozen sheets of paper with all of these different dreams, artistic dreams, creative dreams, writing dreams, business dreams, relationship dreams, money dreams. Just, boom! Up they went in Technicolor, glorious detail.
And he turned to me a little bit later and we said, “Oh, do you get it now?” I said, “Yeah. I really do have these desires. I just talked about it.”
Finding Passion – Getting out of the Way
And so, that’s what I found. So, finding your passion is in many ways a story of getting out of your own way, of releasing that left brain part and saying, and this is a logic that I used, and say, listen, that left brain is incredibly important and terrifically helpful. And what a wonderful skill to have you make things happen in the real world however, only and exclusively meant to be dealing with the how. In terms of the what, the what is possible. That’s a right brain thing and all of those things would have come to consciousness.
So, why don’t we leave the left brain just leave the room for now and open those gates wide open so everything can through. And we will invite the left brain later when we wish to operationalize or materialize or whatever, those particular dreams into reality.
So, it’s a question of sequence. Right brain first, figures out the what; left brain second, figures out the how. And then I’ll make this really important point which is the left brain doesn’t have all the answers. But I don’t mean the right brain has any more, I’m just saying that you are one person. And there are more ways that you can dream of. Isn’t there a poem about that? More ways than you can dream of, something, something, Horacio. I don’t remember.
But I do know this, there are more ways than you can possibly imagine. As a human, you are a limited, one individual compared to what it is possible in the world. So, it makes sense to keep your mind open to what’s happening, what amazing synchronicity, serendipity might be lining up as a result of your clarity.
Finding Passion – Getting Clear
So, I work with clients and I help them clear and I help them focus consistently on exactly that, the what, the desires as opposed to getting stuck on the how.
So, that’s my motivational story for today. It’s all about finding passion. A lot of my energy of money stuff is really good here. I probably might do a separate blog post particular to that aspect of finding passion. Because it turns out, it’s powerful, powerful, long term good business.
Finding Passion – Next Step
So, that’s what we’ll talk about next time. For now, as always, please go visit the website TimLevy.net. Please join out the newsletter and bring all of your friends. I’ll also keep you in touch with all the free things we’re doing as well, all these different, hopefully inspirational, motivational articles, things that will bring a little bit of light and joy to your day, week, month or year as I send them out to the world.
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A Quick Bio
The successful author of The Life Summit, Aussie Tim Levy continues his life purpose of helping people focus on their perfect life. Author, speaker, entrepreneur, director, producer, TV show host and musician, he is a creative, inspiring, entertaining force to be reckoned with.
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