We all learn from each other
Sometimes as we are making our own lists, it’s helpful to see the lists others have made. Below are Test results sent to us by Passion Test readers.
My Passion List – E.F. – New York
Our Comments: E.F.’s list is a great example of throwing away the belief, “you have to be realistic.” She has gone for what she truly wants, without worrying about how she’s going to achieve these things and without limiting herself to what most people might think is “possible.”
Then when she completed the Test and narrowed the list down to her top 5, we see a list which reflects what is truly important to her. These five can be defined, described and through attention, given priority in her life. Remember, the Passion Test is about getting clear about those things which thrill your heart, stir your soul and make life really worth living.
“Everything is fun” could have been reworded as “Having fun with everything I do,” and yet that seems to change the meaning slightly. So, we left it as E.F. wrote it. All rules were made to be broken sometimes :).
My Passion List – J.K. – Santa Rosa, CA
Our Comments: Clearly, J.K. loves the creative process of writing and acting. Now it’s about making choices in her life which acknowledge those passions. Life is always a series of choices. Nature responds based on what you do, not based on what you say. Writing down your passions is one thing. They will begin to manifest in your life as you choose in favor of things that allow them to be lived in your life, even when the choice is a tough one.
My Passion List – L.J. – Perthshire, Scotland
Our Comments: L.J.’s list may appear to have some items which are duplicates, and yet that’s not really the case. For example, someone else might say well, being a world famous author and being recognized for my work are the same thing. Is that really true? Can one be recognized for one’s work without being a world famous author? Yes, of course.
The way to tell if you have duplicates on your list, is ask yourself the question: Is this item what I mean by the other item? If it is, then delete one of them. If not, keep them both on the list. In L.J’s case, if being a world famous author was what she meant by “being recognized for my work,” then she would have deleted that item. However, she determined that as much as she might like being a world famous author, what is really important to her is being recognized, in whatever form that may appear.
My Passion List – D.B. – St. Louis, MO
Our Comments: D.B. provides a wonderful list combining many aspects of being, doing and having. Notice that reading, golfing, going to movies, traveling and gardening ended up on her top 5, while “having fun” did not. No doubt reading, etc. are specific ways she likes to have fun and wants to be able to have fun doing them regularly. For someone else, “having fun” might have ended up on their top 5, and then their one page description of what that means to them could include the other things.
Keep in mind there is no “right” way or “wrong” way to list your passions. The purpose is clarity. So, write them in the way that best helps YOU see what’s really important to you.
My Passion List – L.B. – London England
Our Comments: L.B. has written her top 5 with Janet’s suggestion for beginning and ending them with affirmations. “This or something better!” recognizes that we may not yet have the complete answer about how we can best live our destiny. After taking the Passion Test you will go about living your life, hopefully making the choices which make your passions more a part of your life. As you have your attention on the things which you believe are truly important to you, you’ll gain a deeper understanding about those things. Next time you take the Passion Test you will have even more clarity about what is truly important in your life and what it means to you. Take the Passion Test at least every six months and you will discover life just seems to get better and better!
One note: L.B. changed the wording of one of her list, “Working the Certain Way” to Developing my income via Certain Way principles. We recommend getting the wording right when you make your list of ten, so the final five should be worded the same way. Then write out what each one means for you to get greater clarity.
My Passion List – L.W. – Jackson, MS
Our Comments: L.W. has written her list as statements of how she is living her life. This is a powerful way to describe your passions, even if you have not yet fully realized your passions. You begin to create the intention in the subconscious mind about how you intend to live your life, and you will begin to see that showing up more and more, as long as you continue to have these passions in your awareness.
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