I like to listen to EOFire while I’m working out in the morning. It’s a nice FIRED UP way to start my day! I’m a bit behind on the episodes and working through them at my own pace. Yesterday I was listening to this episode with Ever Gonzalez and he was talking about scrapping a project that he had put a lot of work into. Why did he scrap this project? He suddenly realized that he was not passionate about the project and it wouldn’t have been right to go through with it.
Huh. That really got me thinking. I have a project that I’ve put a lot of work into, but I think I’m really lacking the PASSION I need to make it as great as it should be. I’m not at all ready to give up on it, but this at least gave me something to think about and helps explain why I haven’t been able to get the project to take off. I’m just not passionate about it. 🙁
On my drive into work I was listening to this episode of Hal Elrod’s Achieve Your Goals podcast. HUH. Part of that podcast really expanded on passion for the things that you do, what my mind had already been focusing on all morning. That’s when everything “clicked” in my head! I’ve been holding onto several domains for projects that I don’t think will ever be. I’m not passionate about these projects – they just sounded promising at the time. I thought and thought and thought about this all day yesterday. I certainly don’t have the time to focus on these projects right now. Will I ever become passionate about them? No, I don’t think I will. At one time I thought I might run with them, but now I don’t think I ever will.
This revelation immediately had an effect on me! It was like having a weight lifted off my shoulder – the weight of projects that never came to be and never will. This is OK!! It finally feels right to me to let some of these domains leave my life. 🙂 I’ll still have projects to work on – I just won’t have non-existent projects hanging over my head anymore.
Besides… I registered a new domain name last night. A project I AM currently passionate about. Well, as passionate as I ever get about anything… 😉 Not much, usually. Just enough to keep me interested.