Passionate Goals: Creating Goals that Mean Something!


The only people for me are the mad ones, the ones who are mad to live, mad to talk, mad to be saved, desirous of everything at the same time, the ones who never yawn or say a commonplace thing, but burn, burn, burn, like fabulous yellow roman candles exploding like spiders across the stars…
~Jack Kerouac

Dart hitting the bullseye mark

Last week I asked you to consider whether you goal or plan of action is something that’s really important to you that come hell or high water you’re going to do, or is it one of those things that would be nice to do but really won’t make any difference? As Naomi Dunford said on her blog last week, kickass goals are ones that you’re passionate about—that are going to rock your world!

Dream it: You’re sitting in an Imax studio. There’s a movie playing of your passion. You’re sitting in the control seat with all the buttons at your finger tips to create and change your vision at will.

What do you see? What are the colours, the shapes, and the textures? Where are you? Are you outside or inside? Are you in a certain context, or is your passion something you can do anywhere? What are you doing? Is anyone with you?

Drink in this vision for it’s your life’s sustenance.

What do you hear? Are there are sounds in the background? Are there people talking, are you alone, is there a buzz of activity, or is it quiet and tranquil?

What do you feel—physically and emotionally? Is this passion active? Does it count on your strength, agility, or skill? Is it a cerebral passion? Are the creative juices oozing out of you? Who or what does your passion touch? What makes it so amazing that life would cease to exist unless you lived it?

Passionate goals are ones that come hell or high water you’re going to do! They’re oceans apart from the nice goals, the “I should” goals, and normal, everyday tasks.

I’d love to hear your comments. What are you passionate about? What difference does passion make in making your dreams happen?