Is Your Passion Already Within?

I’m curious. Is your passion an innate one, already within you, or one you “trip” over and becomes your passion?

I’ve had many passions: To be an artist, a Registered Nurse…. “Dreams” change and depending on where you are in your life they can morph into unsuspecting ones.

Growing up I don’t really remember having a dream per say. I just had to survive. I didn’t know where I was going to live or for how long so I spent time alone, a lot as a kid – as I remember. Depending on adults as a child, well you have no choice. So, when I came of age I began to depend on myself and make my own way. I didn’t have a “voice” like I have today.

Circumstances can also change the direction of your dream. But I still ask myself that question “What’s my dream, what do I want to accomplish in my life ..”.

One thing is clear – helping others. This has been a thread that’s weaved in and out of my life ever since I can remember. – as well as a very creative part of me And now, I see my current passion is the community I’ve nurtured for the past 2 years – PAC (Power Affiliate Club).

My passion now is to see PAC take off, being the recommended “hub” for bloggers, new and seasoned. I’d LOVE to grow and be the next “Huffington Post” for bloggers.  I have such a drive to keep it going. To keep inspiring, teaching through effort based community activities, and promoting members.

One of the most delightful experiences I have is members coming to me with suggestions and programs they want to run. For example Mandy Allen had the great idea for creating and coordinating a “PAC Blogging Carnival” that members could participate in. PAC is a platform for experimenting, discovering interests, and building skills such as writing. This is what PAC does .

Years ago I wanted to start an Art Community, but the internet wasn’t around then. Today because of the internet, you can do so many things. My art community, today, is PAC. I love it and the members we have.

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So how did I get here? I just went with the flow, an opportunity came along – an idea and I ran with it. I don’t know where it’s going. I just know I keep building it, finding ways to help promote our members who are all building their own presence online. If PAC can help generate more exposure and results for them – that will make my day.

To answer my own question, I think there is an innate interest that appears when the surroundings or opportunity presents itself. Then the rest is up to you what you choose to do with what’s been given to you.

Right now, this time in my life, it’s PAC.

 

How do you view “Dreams” and ” passion” , your life’s goal?

Lesly Federici

 

 

 

 

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26 Replies to “Is Your Passion Already Within?”

  1. Excellent interpretation of the post topic, Lesly! And thanks for the mention! I know that everyone will enjoy the Carnival and those reading will be visiting more than one of the Carnival writers. I too have had many passions over time, I love trying new things and having great adventures in life. In terms of writing when I was younger I was passionate about poetry and have reams of poems I wrote until my mid twenties. Now I write more philosophy than anything and love it.

    Enjoy the journey!
    Mandy Allen recently posted…I’m Passionate About The PAC Blogging Carnival!My Profile

  2. I’ve had many small passions on this life journey so far, but I must confess that for years I stubbornly fought the most important one … the one that led to my becoming clear about my purpose. I’ve never had a desire to be a “leader” and yet throughout my career working for other people I was repeatedly stuck in leadership roles. I didn’t like it much, but always did my best.

    When I found myself transitioning into coaching the little lightbulb finally went on. I didn’t want to “lead” people for the benefit of a company, I wanted to help people learn how to OWN their lives by embracing the power we each have to create the quality and course of our life experience!

    I make less money (for now) and that sometimes creates hardship (like now) but once in awhile, I get a message like I did just yesterday from a woman who said “I love you for this Marty! I never realized before how many excuses I’ve been making to keep from reaching for what I want. I really am enough!” That makes it all worthwhile!
    Marquita Herald recently posted…Reflections on the Kaleidoscope of LifeMy Profile

  3. What a great post abIt sounds like we have so much in common, and we are both Virgos!

    It has taken a lot of work to create, maintain, and grow PAC, and I have been watching all of the amazing people, thoughts, and ideas that have been shared in the Community. It truly is life-changing for many! How many groups or communities have you joined online that you can say that about?

    Now, we are participating in the PAC Blogging Carnival! It’s only just beginning, but I’m enjoying it already.

    I highly recommend to anyone that wants to increase their blogging knowledge, traffic, and friends-base to join PAC. Quality people, a community with integrity and warm hearts.

    Great job Lesly! Go PAC!

    Deborah

  4. Looking back, and if I hadn’t been extremely shy and lacking in self-confidence, I think I would have become a teacher. I’ve always had a passion to learn, help others, and pass on knowledge.

    When the internet came along I jumped at the chance to do this, first with forums, then websites and later with social media.

    Unlike you I lack the focus to work really hard on one passion. I’ve witnessed the PAC community grow and develop into something awesome. I admire your dedication to your goals, Lesly.
    Sue Bride recently posted…Multitasking, Attentional Blink and ADTMy Profile

  5. Hi Ikechi,

    Dreams will always stay with you and you never know which ones will come a reality. I wonder what makes you a brilliant blogger. It shows in your writings, and the style of your blog that you’re a bold and passionate man. What makes your heart sing? It is that passion that drives your inner dreams and desires. And sometimes we stumble on things that turn out better than what we imagined … wonderful to see you visiting .. thank you 🙂

  6. Hi Sue,always great to see you visiting 🙂 I wasn’t always focused.. no – took me a while. I think what happened with PAC is something was created that had a lot of potential and I didn’t want to let people down. So I always ask “What can I do now to keep it interesting?”. I also think certain behavior can be a habit or routine and it takes changing the behavior – not always the answer. Paying attention to something that is most important and committing to it helps as well. You’re a brilliant woman and you are a teacher. You write so well and educate at the same time. I admire you for what YOU do!

  7. Hi Deborah,
    Thank you. You’ve been with us since the beginning and you’ve seen it morph and still is! I love seeing what you do with your community too. I know you were inspired by PAC and it’s so heartwarming to see what members like yourself do … I/We appreciate you … 🙂

  8. Hi Sarah,
    So pleased to see you taking part in the PAC Blog Carnival! My door is always open to ideas members have. Mandy had a great one with this blogging challenge. If you ever want to put something together, a workshop, etc.. let me know. So glad you’re enjoying this … and thank you for the kind words and your visit 🙂

  9. Hi Marquita,
    You have no idea how happy I am that you’ve returned to PAC. It is a loving place, one where I think many feel safe to try things and build their confidence in. You are “enough” and I totally understand it. At 61 I’m finally coming a “who I am” someone with a voice, someone with smarts (where I thought I had none) all based on my past. It’s taken a while for me to literally erase my past – it’s such a blur now. I only move forward. You’re a gifted woman with so much insight and wisdom to share. The experiences we have in life gives us the wisdom and the ability to share it with others eloquently, just like you do. Welcome back my friend 🙂

  10. Hi Mandy.
    You created something wonderful and I’m enjoying it! Thank you! We can always offer this again too. I look forward to seeing some poetry. I’m always amazed at how much energy you have and what you accomplish! Your energy is infectious 🙂 Appreciate you and all you contribute to PAC.. 🙂

  11. Very impressive dear thank you for sharing. Like you all kids, no one knew what their passion is or will be. For me I had no particular area to drive to, but one thing was clear and that is helping others in my part to growth. Growing together as one. My Parent had their own idea of what I will do and gave me the name at such an early age. I could not understand the difference but I knew helping people was the big part of it.
    What name they gave will be on my next to share. Current I want my mum to write her memoir for us the kids to have. She is the strength we see in us the girls.
    Have a great week

  12. Hi Lesly,
    That question…
    What is my dream, what do I want to do with my life?
    I also got the same answer – help others
    PAC is taking off, inspiring and teaching people through effort based community activities.
    The new Blog Carnival with Mandy Allen will be good article training for our participating members.
    In time PAC will give many opportunities for those that choose to grow with what has been provided by this excellent community.
    I appreciate all you do for PAC, and I know just how much that is too.
    Kathryn Maclean recently posted…BloggingMy Profile

  13. Hi Lesly,
    I’ve had several thoughts and aspirations in my life, but only one REAL passion, which is music. Music feeds my soul and helps inspire me to do more in my business. it also helps me to focus on what I love to do.
    Dreams never die, but they do change direction sometimes.
    Barrie Evans recently posted…Having Laser Focus Drives Your Passion.My Profile

  14. Well, PAC seems,to be doing well Lesly, your persistent passion will pay off.
    Amd sometimes we do trip over our passion or it accidently manifests when we are following something else, that may not truly,be our passion. L, just saying

  15. Our passion is already who we are when we are born we know it and we act upon it every day without knowing or thinking about it. That’s why so many people might be confused about it because we don’t notice it because we do it so naturally. So I say go back when you were a child and think about what lit you up as children what did you want to do when you grew up and what is it that you absolutely couldn’t live without doing. That is how you can discover it.

  16. Hi Chery, my wonderful Sunshine friend 🙂
    I appreciate you very much and how you’re part of the PAC family. You contribute greatly to making PAC what it is .. it’s not just me but you and everyone that sees the value and makes PAC what it is … thank you … 🙂

  17. Hi Charity,
    How nice to see you here! Thank you! YES! YES! YES! I agree with you 100%. I write about this in the ebook I’m putting together … look to those things in your life you keep gravitating too … exactly!

  18. Hi Barrie,
    Wonderful to see you visiting … I know music is your passion and that’s powerful. I love that it “feeds your soul” it will be something you’ll always do. Maybe dreams are supposed to change as your life does…. which I think is good.. life is always in motion, always changes and going with it is far beneficial than standing still …

  19. Hi Kathryn,
    Yea.. PAC is really something .. who knows where it will go .. but have to see where it leads … thank you for all you do and being a part of it..

  20. Hi Amaka,
    I think that is a great idea.. I write my son letters. I started when he was 2-years-old and I still write to him. It will be something he can turn to, words of love, to carry him on in his life when I’m gone. So, your children will appreciate your Mom’s memoirs and yours too 🙂

  21. Hi Lesly ,
    I agree with Charity here,
    I think we have the passion in us and will find the
    different ones on our way,because we learn
    and grow and we go from dream to dream .
    If one is reached ,we go to the next. We live
    in a spiral upwards pulling universe.
    Interesting thoughts
    Thank you
    Erika
    Erika Mohssen-Beyk recently posted…Successful Dreams – Do What You LoveMy Profile

  22. Hi Erika,,
    Love what you said about moving from drteam to dream .. we are in constant flow.. and I think we have clues to tap into that have been present all along … wonderful to see you … 🙂

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