This week, Imagine Hope is discussing 5 different steps you can take to find your life passions, joy and fulfillment. So far, we have: 1. Observe yourself, 2.) Observe others, 3.) Interview yourself, 4.) Pray. Today, we will discuss number 5: 5. Take Action. Through the steps above, you might have come up with some ideas that seem fulfilling, but thinking about doing something won't give you the same feelings as taking action and trying something different.
Ignore the "but" voice inside when you think about trying something that attracts you. To give something a try, you don't have to be absolutely sure of it. Sometimes, we will decide not to try something new for fear that we won't be "good" at it, or because of the fear that we might look "foolish". How will you know if you don't try it?
If that "something" doesn't really grab you, you can just move on. But if it's your passion, you'll want to know more, do more, and keep exploring and expanding. This is what brings joy and fulfillment!
As always, thank you for reading! Check back with Imagine Hope's blog next week, when we will be honoring the 10th anniversary of 9/11, honoring those whose lives were lost, their families and those who helped our nation during such a difficult time.
Joleen Watson, MS, NCC, is a therapist at Imagine Hope Counseling Group. She enjoys doing marriage counseling, relationship counseling, couples counseling, and individual counseling. Imagine Hope also specializes in family, child and adolescent counseling and serves Indianapolis area including the surrounding areas of Carmel, Noblesville, Zionsville, Westfield, and Fishers.