Headway PArkour Blog
Headway PArkour Blog
If you are reading this blog chances are you're a dreamer with a passion. Many of you think that you have found your true passion in life, but have you really? Today we will be discussing If your current passion is right for you; and if it’s not, what is?
Earlier this weeks I was watching an interview of a man whom I respect very much and he brought up the idea that your true passion is what brings you bliss; Whether that bliss comes before, during, or after the activity doesn't really matter as longs as it’s there. This may sound like hippy talk but please keep an open mind while reading this.
Few things are more important than finding your bliss due to the fact that once you find your bliss you will be much more productive and give back more the the world than you ever would if you pursued something that doesn’t bless you with this revered feeling. Bliss and happiness are not one in the same, many things will bring you momentary happiness but very few will bring you a deep sense bliss.
There is a surefire method to recognizing your bliss; You see, bliss is an intrinsic emotion, there is no need for definitions when you are experiencing it. It’s that feeling you get when everything fades away and you know you are exactly where you are supposed to be in life. Be careful not to over think it, just feel. Also be aware that your bliss can fade at any time and it may be gone for many days before it returns.
Take a second to look past your talents, instead look for what you love doing.For example: a man who grew to be very bulky will have a talent for things like weight lifting but his true passion may lie with more contemporary activities like playing the piano. I would recommend the book Outliers by Malcolm Gladwell to you if you are interested in finding the discipline which you will have the most luck with. Believe it or not success is not a matter of hard work alone, you also need luck; lots of it! But remember “The harder I work, the luckier I get”. Also keep in mind that success does not equate to bliss so be cautious with what you wish for.
Some days when your bliss fades you will just want to quit and move on to something else in life, this is your decision to make, never feel bad about giving up on something if it doesn't make you happy anymore, just know that once you commit to something else, it’s extremely hard to go back. Another option when you have lost your bliss is to slightly alter the activity that initially brought the bliss in search of a variant which may bring back the bliss. For example: If you are unhappy strictly training Parkour you could opt for a variation that involves teaching it instead of training it. Perhaps this technique will bring back your bliss; If not, keep searching.
The point of this short article was simple: to get you to reflect on your passion and open your eyes to the possibility that there may be other passions out there for you, do not mistake this for an attempt to discouraging you at achieving your dreams, instead think of it as a seed to be planted in your mind which shall reaffirm the driving belief that guides you each day. I hope that your belief is true and blissful.