1) When you start working on a fun project, which of the following best describes you?
A) You have trouble even getting started.
B) You have to force yourself to keep working and finish the project.
C) You enjoy the project and your enthusiasm carries you through to the end.
D) You get so involved in the project that you lose track of time and your surroundings. You work non-stop until you are finished.
2) You are at a dinner party and someone makes a snide comment about an issue that is important to you. What do you do?
A) Forget about it, you don’t want to make a scene.
B) Get up and leave and wish you had the guts to say something.
C) You make a few comments to share your point of view.
D) You simply can’t help yourself - you get out your soapbox and make a long heartfelt speech.
3) Passionate everlasting romance is:
A) a fairy tale - it just doesn’t exist.
B) something that you wish for, but are doubtful you can find it.
C) something you've seen glimpses of and believe that it is possible.
D) absolutely possible. You expect nothing less in your life.
4) The idea of following your passions in life is:
A) for the foolish. You need to be practical to make a living.
B) something you've dreamed about, but haven't yet tried.
C) something you believe is important and you are taking some steps in that direction.
D) essential. You wouldn't dream of living any other way.
5) Your deepest passion is:
A) huh? I have no idea - who has time for passion.
B) a secret dream that you keep to yourself and dream about.
C) something that you are taking steps to pursue.
D) what I do everyday.
6) When you wake up in the morning you:
A) hate to wake up. There is nothing to look forward to.
B) get up and go about your day - dreaming of a different life.
C) you go about your daily tasks, and find some time to do something that sparks that fire in your belly.
D) are so excited to because your day is filled with things that you absolutely love.
7) When you get home from work you:
A) crash in front of the TV until you fall asleep.
B) you think about some fun activities, but can’t find the energy.
C) you spend some time on a hobby before going to sleep.
D) you either continue working or engage in a hobby and get so absorbed you almost forget to go to sleep.
8) In the evening as the sun sets, you:
A) never even notice.
B) wish you had time to look at sunsets.
C) enjoy them once in a while.
D) stop what you are doing and get completely absorbed watching the fantastic light show.
9) Your friends are:
A) non-existent – you prefer a loner’s life.
B) are people that you can party with.
C) important to you. You enjoy your time together and help each other out when needed.
D) an integral part of your life. You have deep and meaningful connections with your friends.
10) What governs you most:
A) my head - all the way.
B) my head - but I dream of another way.
C) mostly my head, with a bit of heart.
D) mostly my heart.
Mostly A’s – Your life lacks that spark of passion that brings happiness and life satisfaction. You might not even realize that there is a different way to life. You probably feel like life is a bit of a chore. You are just putting in your time and going through the motions. Try reading some inspirational books to help ignite your passion. Then start experimenting with some things to find something that sparks your interest – take a class, start a new hobby, pay attention to the beauty around you. Start small and then work your way to some bigger life-changing passions.
Mostly B’s – You are not living a passionate life, but you recognize that there is a different way. You might have a secret wish for a more passionate life, but you are afraid to take the steps. Start imaging what it would be like to live your secret passion. Remember that being afraid to change your life is not an excuse to stay stuck. Start taking some small steps now and do something courageous everyday.
Mostly C’s – You are experiencing some passion in your life. You probably recognize the value in pursuing your passions. There are so many rewards that come when you pursue your passion fully. It is time to step it up a notch. Time to go big! Make your list of things you want to do before you die and start doing them. Go for your dreams! Make some bold moves to engage your passion fully.
Mostly D’s – Congratulations! You are living a bold and passionate life! Your life is likely full of joy and happiness. You feel life has great meaning and that you are living your purpose. Keep up the good work. Your courageous and bold approach to live will pay off with many amazing rewards. Enjoy your passionate life!
Tune in tomorrow morning (3/20/09) for my post about living a more bold and passionate life.