Over the past month we’ve worked through understanding passion. We addressed the 3 Components of BEing a Passionate Person. You journaled your way through CHOOSING your passions. The last step? LIVE your passion. (Read more on my Signýficant Living framework here, here and here.)
The reality is that most of us have at least one passion that we’ve been hiding from the world. What I’m pushing you towards today is to take the tough step of revealing and really, truly celebrating your passions now; even the ones that you’re a little bit shy about, or dare I say it, ashamed of.
Hopefully through the journaling you did last week you were able to discover what that passion is. Maybe you’re a closet Trekkie and you’ve had a lifelong dream of attending a conference full of other Trekkies just like you. Or maybe you’ve got a grand vision for starting an NGO, but the overwhelming mountainous size of the task has prevented you from admitting this dream to others.
Think through these questions (use this journal guide to help):
- What has me hide it/shame it?
- What am I most afraid will happen when I show it to the world?
- What might be available to me if I brought all of myself to my life?
- What is it costing me to hide it?
Once you know what that hidden passion is and why you’re hiding it, celebrate yourself, anyway. This is a reclamation step; it’s about picking the tough thing, making peace with it and celebrating it!
How to do that? Come out with it! Scream it from the rooftops! Have a party. Find a Facebook group of likeminded folks. Go on Meetup and find a relevant crowd. Have coffee with a friend solely to discuss your hidden passion.
My challenge to you: Post a photo of yourself on Facebook or Twitter celebrating your hidden passion! Take the tough step; it will so be worth it!
Okay over to you:
What is your hidden passion? What is the one step you are going to take to let people see this about you? I’d love to hear from you and support you through this! Leave a comment below.