#208: 7 Questions to Resurrect Your Passion

Ever notice how you’re excited at the beginning of a new thing – like a project, a client, your business, or even your relationships? It’s like you’re on fire, but with time the passion often fades.

How do you resurrect that passion when the fire seems like it’s gone out?

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  • How to become visionary!

  • …and our featured segment… 7 Questions to Resurrect Your Passion…

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Spiritual Foundations

You Must Have a Vision Before You Can See It

Where there is no vision, the people perish.”
Proverbs [29:18] KJV

Oswald Sanders' book, Spiritual Leadership:

Those who have most powerfully and permanently influenced their generation have been the “seers” – men who have seen more and farther than others… Vision includes foresight as well as insight.

Eyes that look are common. Eyes that see are rare.”

Vision includes optimism and hope. The pessimist sees a difficulty in every opportunity. The optimist sees an opportunity in every difficulty.

The man who sees the difficulties, so clearly that he does not discern the possibilities will be unable to impart inspiration to his followers.

Vision imparts venturesomeness, the willingness to take fresh steps of faith when there is a seeming void beneath.

A vision without a task makes a visionary. A task without a vision is drudgery. A vision with a task makes a missionary.

3 Decisions That Release Vision

  • Decide to seek both foresight and insight.
  • Decide to be optimistic and hope-filled; to see an opportunity in every difficulty.
  • Decide now to never have a vision without a task, and to never have a task without a vision.

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Feature Segment: 7 Questions to Resurrect Your Passion

  1. What was it like when it was new to me?

  2. What did I want to know when I knew nothing?

  3. What did I do when I was passionate about this?

  4. How did I think when I was passionate about this?

  5. How did I speak when I was passionate about this?

  6. What did I enjoy the most when I was passionate about this?

  7. What negatives never entered my mind when I was passionate about this?

What to do with these questions:

  1. Journal these questions and their answers.
  2. Be present with the questions and answers.
  3. PRACTICE: Act “as if”

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Ray Edwards is a world-renowned copywriter and communications strategist, writing for some of the most powerful voices in leadership and business including New York Times bestselling authors Jack Canfield and Mark Victor Hansen (Chicken Soup for the Soul) and Tony Robbins. Ray is a sought-after speaker and author, hosts a popular weekly podcast, and blogs at RayEdwards.com.