Law of Attraction, Step 1: Finding Your Passions

Brainstorm a list of your passionsEach of us is always changing, and that’s wonderful!

As you change, your goals and passions will change and grow. Getting clear on what your passions are is key to building and maintaining the motivation to reach your dreams.

Your list of passions isn’t final, and doesn’t have to be perfect, or satisfy anyone else!

The List
Focus on what you’re passionate about.

Approach this like brainstorming. In brainstorming you write down all ideas that come to you without criticism. (Later, you’ll review the list, and select the items that you’re most passionate about.)

Make a list of what you want to be, do, or have in the future.

Think in terms of your spiritual/religious life, jobs/businesses, finances, relationships, health, and your community.

Include incomplete ideas, feelings, place names, and names of people who inspire you.

Include items that you’re afraid to want and be, but that you feel are important.

Any statement of your passions is more effective when it focuses on what you’re trying to achieve, rather than what you’re trying to get rid of.

Nevertheless, it’s often easier to think about what you don’t like, what you’re trying to move away from, or what you want to change about your life.

Then, you transform the “negative” that you’ve found into an opposite, positive goal that’s focused on what you’re trying to do, or have or be.

Let the ideas simmer in your unconscious
After you’ve collected an unstructured list of actions, emotions, things, people, places, and ideas, ignore it.

Put the list away for a couple of days without looking at it.

Add to the list
Then, once a day for 3-4 days (or up to a week, if you feel that you need the time), review your list.

Are there any additional items that you want to add?
Remember the categories of:

  • Spiritual/religous life
  • Jobs, businesses, and finances
  • Relationships
  • Health
  • Community
  • Knowledge
  • Actions
  • Things
  • Behavior
  • What I don’t like about myself or others
  • What I want to get rid of
  • Ideas
  • People I admire
  • Places to go

Discover which of your passions are most important to you
For the following step, you need to find 30-45 minutes when you won’t be interrupted.

Take all that you’ve written down about your passions while brainstorming.

Now, write 8-15 sentences, where each begins: “When my life is ideal, I am …”

Use this format to capture your greatest passions.

Even if you see your passion as something you want to have, express it as an action or experience or feeling. This will give the words more power to motivate you, and bring your passions to life.

For example, if your passion is to have a beautiful house you might write “When my life is ideal, I enjoy beautiful days in a spacious 12 room house overlooking the ocean.”

Use words which touch on your feelings, and convey imagery, sounds, and movement.

Your goal here is not poetry, it’s to find words that are meaningful to you.

When you’ve written down your dozen or so statements, do the following.

Let’s say that you’ve written 12. Pick the first one on the list. Now look at the second one on the list. Ask yourself, “If I could only have one of these two passions, which one would it be? Which one would win out?

Take the “winner”, and continue through the list, comparing the winner with the next item on the list. Continue until you’ve come to the end of the list. This is your number one passion.

Now, set that item aside.
From the remaining list of 11, pick the first two, and ask the same question (“If I could only have …”). Continue this second pass through the list until you’ve identified your number two passion.

Continue the above process until you’ve numbered your list of passions.

You’ll use this prioritized list to keep you focused as you apply the Law of Attraction in Steps 2-6.

Keep all the ideas, words, and feelings that you wrote down while brainstorming. Them may become other passions that you pursue in the future. You can also use them to help create a Video Vision Story/Statement.

(For advice on how to turn your list of passions into a Video Vision Story/Statement see my Squidoo lens)

Next: Law of Attraction, Step 2: Ask for What you Want



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  2. Law of Attraction, Step 2: Ask for What you Want
  3. Law of Attraction, Step 3: From Blame to Abundance
  4. Law of Attraction, Step 4: Living in the Future – the Power of Imagination
  5. Law of Attraction, Step 5: Be Grateful for What you Have, and What you’re Asking for
  6. Law of Attraction, Step 6: Plan, Take Action, and Listen for Something Better

1 comment to Law of Attraction, Step 1: Finding Your Passions

  • Jan

    I wanted to daydream, but I didn’t know how. Sounds strange, doesn’t it. But after going through Step 1, I can. I feel sense-ational. I am looking forward to continuing with more discoveries in the remaining steps. Thank you.

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