The Weekly Dream: The Power of Passion, Purpose, and Practice
This week, I had to pull one from the archives. What follows is the first Weekly Dream I ever wrote about a year ago. It is an honor to be able to share this on a wider scale.
We all have passion, an internal energy source that drives us to or from a destination. Like fire, it needs to be harnessed to bring about a productive result. That is where Purpose/Vision comes in: it is the harness that tames the potential destructive nature of passion. The two are inextricably linked. You cannot have a compelling Purpose/Vision without passion, and you cannot be effective if you have energy all the time for no apparent reason.
Too often, we do not know what we are supposed to be doing at this place in time and space. It is easy to lose sight of the ultimate goal and the task at hand. It is easy to get bogged down in the details, but that is the quickest way to get stymied. Chart your course and let your passion carry you.
With that said, I want to challenge you with a series of questions:
Are you living with passion?
Have you discovered your purpose?
What are you doing to practice these in order to radiate excellence?
We must actively practice in order to perform well under the pressures of life. This is done through the cultivation and discipline of good habits. Everyday, we must seek ways to demonstrate our excellence and uniqueness as individuals and in any group we are in. Practice is a process. Processes enable us to learn.
However, we deceive ourselves if we think that we can be successful without first holding ourselves to a higher standard of living and consciousness. Change must come from within and then manifest itself outward.
Practice is a process. Processes enable us to learn. We have an invaluable opportunity to learn from each other if we will dedicate ourselves this to process.
What keeps us from doing what we know we should and must for the realization of our dreams?
Our greatest obstacle and deadliest enemy is ourselves.
Truth and Peace,
Steven M DeVougas
Question of the Week: What keeps us from doing what we know we should or living the life we desire?