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Build Your Passion for Life Through Constant Challenges

January 15, 2010 by  
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These past few weeks have been extremely busy for me. Besides working on and traveling for interviews, TV spots, and other promotions for my book, my wife Kimberly and I have been building a new home. We are at the point where we are moving in but are still in the middle of completing most of the rooms which makes life in general rather chaotic, to say the least.

There is nothing I’ve done in real estate that has been quite like the experience we’re having in building our own place. It’s both thrilling and stressful, the process is intriguing, and nearly every day presents a new, often minor, but still necessary challenge to deal with. I am very grateful that my wife has been steering most of the decision making—her great taste is turning the house into a true masterpiece—but it is still a stress and a challenge for both of us.

Now, we could be letting ourselves get exceedingly frustrated and have that color our overall experience. We could also just step back and let the contractors make all the decisions and end up with something livable but not uniquely us. We could have given into easy and quick methods and had this done already. But this place will be a sanctuary for us and a place to gather and build memories with family and friends. So, even though giving this our hands on attention has been time consuming and trying, it is another great challenge and an energizing experience that we know continues to feed our passion for life.

As I talk about in my book, How to Ignite Your Passion for Living, keeping your passion for life strong means constantly challenging yourself. This should be applied to all areas of your life. Whether you’re changing your financial situation, simply trying to improve your cooking skills, or building a home, put the greatest effort into your goal to get the most you can out of it and to grow your passion for everything you do.

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