Hello beautiful people! I am sending you so much love and good energy today! Before I present to you part 3 of Chaz Malewski’s series of How to Create Happiness, can I just say how much I love this guy? He is such and amazing and beautiful soul, with so much insight and heart. I’m blessed to call him my friend.
So here is part 3 of How to Create Happiness focusing on the tenet of passion!!
It is undeniable that passion is what causes that spark in our lives. Passion gives us a reason to wake up in the morning and keeps us up late at night.
Passion is a beautiful thing and, when fully realized, can lead to great fulfillment.
But while passion lives in some areas, it may not be found in others. This loss of balance can lead to stress and other unpleasant emotions.
Can you remember back to a time where everything seemed to be going great? There were barely any worries, your relationship was phenomenal, money was flowing left and right; the world just seemed to spin for you.
Undoubtedly, there was an abundance of passion in all of those areas of your life. In other words, you loved who you were, at the job you were at, while being with the person that you loved most. This passion made you feel a certain way; it gave you a reason to go through your day with a wide smile painted on your face.
I remember a very significant time in my life where this situation was evident: my senior year of high school. I was king of the world then. I was captain of the football team, I was in a great relationship, my grades were excellent, I already had a scholarship to college, and my social life was roaring. I was the happiest guy in school.
And then one day, out of nowhere, it happened. Life decided to crash my party.
My senior year of college was awful. My relationship ended in a very painful and emotionally traumatic way. I lost my love for football (the reason for my scholarship). I felt like I had no greater purpose in life and that all I had done in the past was a waste. All of that beautiful bliss I was experiencing months prior had long since faded. I was stripped of passion.
These events led to heavy drinking and depression.
I went through months in a haze, trying my best to live but never feeling alive.
I eventually transferred schools and came back closer to home. I was not happy yet, but it was a start. I knew I had to do something that would give me some semblance of passion again, so I went back to my roots. I looked into sports.
Knowing I was too small (and unmotivated) for the football team, but wanting to get back into contact sports, I joined the Rugby team. On the very first day of practice, something incredible happened.
I was enthralled. I loved everything about the sport, the camaraderie among players,
the growth potential, and the coaching. I wanted to fully throw myself into it, and I did. I played for a full year until I had to quit due to health concerns posed by the sport (it’s a rough game).
This upset me because my passion was being taken from me. The difference now was that I knew how to get my passion back. I had to seek out the things that drove me to be better. The things that gave me a reason to be excited for the day and keep me up late at night researching.
Now, I am full of passion for what I do. I am totally happy because I know I am meant for this and I will be instrumental in helping so many people improve their lives. I am constantly being driven to be better and learn more about myself, causing me to grow in ways that I never imagined.
So, my advice for happiness this week is simply this: chase your passions.
We all have differing passions and dreams we want fulfilled. We are doing ourselves a great disservice by ignoring them or making them out to be fantasy.
Life is about doing the things you enjoy and savoring every moment of our limited time on Earth. Spend your time wisely by investing it in activities or ventures that ignite that spark inside of you. Don’t wait for the perfect time to chase your passion, it will never come. Seek out your passion now and throw yourself into it fully! I know for a fact you will bring more happiness into your life by doing so.
Join me next week as I cover the fourth and final tenet of happiness: Love.
Also, since you have all been such wonderful and dedicated readers, next week I will be giving away a very special gift to you all, totally free of charge. This is my way of saying thank you for investing your time into me.
I would love to hear your comments about how passion contributes to your happiness, please comment below! Make sure you subscribe to Chaz’s website too!!
Until next time, stay mindful, stay present,