Passion is a powerful and compelling emotion that drives individuals to move toward or against something in their lives. This force can be used to push people to achieve greatness. However, the sad truth is that very few people use this force for help.
Passion can pick you up when you feel like you have no more energy to carry on. The spark of light that is dim inside will never die because it is your passion. In this article, we will look at how to turn your passion into a business.
We will cover ways to channel the energy a person gets when they feel inspired to do something and where the inspiration comes from. Learn to harness your passion as a tool, a driving force, and ultimately a guide to your dreams.
Inspiration and Doubt
To be inspired is one of the greatest feelings in the world. It is a jolt of energy that runs up your spine and invigorates every fiber of your being; this is inspiration. The electric explosion felt in every bone and muscle comes from a sudden rush of ideas and excitement.
When an individual witnesses something spectacular, it gives them an idea that will help them propel their hopes and dreams into reality.
Unfortunately, this feeling for most is only temporary when they get thrown back into reality by doubt and self-criticism. It is like a poisoned chain wrapped around your passion, every time it tries to get out, the chains get tighter, and your passion gets buried deeper and deeper.
Doubt is something we all know too well; it is a way of stopping people from taking risks. Often doubt is compared with a reality check because people dream too big and may never achieve their goals, or they are nowhere near a position to start working towards that goal, or they are not in the correct location. These obstacles are just that – obstacles.
In the military, there is basic training, and people from the outside often frown upon how it is conducted. But there is a method to the madness.
At some stage in that basic training, people need to work together to achieve their own goals. It may be climbing over a wall or swinging on a rope. The focus is teamwork; people need each other; they need to lean on others when times are tough.
No single person can withstand everything on their own. So, use teamwork to your advantage, surround yourself with people that have similar work ethics to yourself.
When you are negative and cannot see any way out, lean on others, those trusted people you have surrounded yourself with, to help move your mindset away from doubt and back to inspiration.
How Can Inspiration Build an Online Business?
- Inspiration is a word to describe a jolt of motivation; harnessing this will motivate you to achieve a goal.
- Makes you feel good about yourself, which can be an addictive sensation that also motivates you
- Teaches you teamwork
- Teaches you to be aware of the people you spend time with
- Gives you the drive to push for your dreams
How Can Doubt Crumble Your Online Business?
- Fear, crippling your every move
- Stopping you from acting
- Locks ideas behind the fear of failing
- Prevents you from achieving your full potential
- Never networking
- Isolates you
Inspiration Can Be a Tool
The act of inspiration is never intestinal; however, that is what makes it so powerful. It’s animalistic and spontaneous. We strive to survive on a basic human level, and this is where inspiration comes from. The basic code of our DNA and how we perceive the world supports the foundation that helps invigorate inspiration.
So, when the spontaneity of inspiration strikes, use it as a tool. Inspiration can be your tool for motivation. Motivation is something you can channel and call on in times of inspiration, so use it to achieve your goals.
Draw up that business plan you have been thinking about, use the energy created from an inspiration to move forward. Make sure you are always going forward because moving forward helps you move towards your goal. If you must take risks, make sure they are calculated; do not be afraid to take a risk, but be ready for the consequences of that risk.
Use inspiration as your tool to guide your online business; build your business by using the passion inside you. Denzel Washington said, ‘I found that nothing in life is worthwhile unless you take RISKS, NOTHING!’
So, if inspiration is spontaneous, does this mean I will only get this feeling in times of inspiration? No, you can channel the feeling by using your passion. You are aware of how inspiration feels; now, you need to train your mind to replicate that feeling. This is done by looking at your mindset, how you perceive the world around you. Is the world around you in a negative or positive light? When doing this, you need to be 100% honest and open with yourself. If you do not, your mindset may never change, and you are just wasting your own time.
Look at how you act toward people and how you handle situations. When having to do something, is your first instinct a negative reaction? If so, chances are that you will negatively light this aspect of your life when you have to complete a task.
When you must help someone, do you approach it negatively or positively? You will soon start training your mind to look at situations in a positive and negative light, ultimately shifting your mindset. Because our nature as humans is not to be negative, the idea of anything negative is not appealing to us.
No matter how negative people are, the feeling of something positive always lingers within us. Once you have reached this stage, you will realize that people will change their actions toward you. By looking at life more positively, you will impact those around you and make them see the positivity in life.
So, how does this help you build an online business? Your positivity will rub off on the people you work with. When challenges come up, you will look towards a solution rather than more problems. The shift in your mindset will naturally block out the negative aspects of a situation resulting in you only looking for solutions and positive outcomes. This mindset will be adopted by others around you, and that will channel inspiration from others creating a sense of motivation.
You will be inspired by the people you work with and be motivated to achieve more. So, the cycle continues, and it all started with a change of mindset. ’Attitude is a choice. Happiness is a choice. Optimism Is a choice. Kindness is a choice. Respect is a choice. Whatever choice you make makes you. Choose wisely.’ Roy T. Bennett
The guide is a simple concept to think about. The guide is who you become when you allow inspiration and passion to become one and accept that the journey ahead may not be easy. Make sure to remind yourself that you are moving forward.
When inspiration appears, channel it for motivation and put that energy into something that matters to you. When inspiration is absent, do not fret and channel your passion; allow your passion to guide you to the next inspiration whenever that may be.
Use this concept as a tool to benefit you as a person and become the guide that will ultimately lead you to your dreams.
How Can I Find My Passion and Turn it Into a Business Venture?
Side hustle, working in your spare time to make your business a reality. Spread the word, tell people about your business. Believe in yourself and be patient.
How Do You Grow Your Passion Into a Profession?
Discover your passion, allow it to be your driving force. Do research, make a plan, and stick it out through the tough times.
How Can I Bring My Idea For A Business From My Head Into the Real World?
- Define the target audience
- Research the market
- Validate your ideas
- Educate yourself on the economy
- Take action
In sum, through passion and inspiration, you can make your dreams a reality and channel energy from both sources. Train your mind to be positive by looking at the world in a positive and negative light. Become your guide to your dreams by embracing your passion and taking advantage of inspiration.’
‘There is no passion to be found in playing small … and settling for a life that’s less than the one you are capable of living.’ Nelson Mandela