[This is an Occupational Adventure Blast from the Past!]
If there's one thing that's the kiss of death to passion, it's that urge we seem to have to "get realistic." I'd like to challenge you to do just the opposite...getunrealistic!
Write down ten things you would love to do, but when you think of them you hear that voice telling you, "that's not realistic." Maybe it's because the dream seems too big, or you don't have the kind of training it takes, or the money.
Put that list where you can see it. Taped to your wall by you desk, maybe. And then just plant the question in the back of your head, "how could I make them happen?" Let yourself mull over ideas. Write them down as they come (a great application for the capturing your idea-gems post a while back).
At the very least, it's a great way to start developing the habit of looking for the creative path to get where you want to go. And who knows? You may just find that what you thought was unrealistic has a healthy dose of reality after all.
Time for a career change? Launch it with...
The Occupational Adventure Guide:
A Travel Guide to the Career of Your Dreams
by Curt Rosengren, Passion Catalyst