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LEADERSHIP READINGS good work they were doing that I knew at some level this was my calling. Little did I realize it, but that day was the beginning of a life dedicated to helping people achieve their dreams. When you’re on a Passion Quest, you put your antennae up and pay attention to what you need to say “yes” to and what you need to say “no” to. My Passion Quest began with saying “no” to my business that was no longer fulfilling. Remember that bringing new dreams and visions into your life often requires creating space (something we’ll be talking more about in chapter ten). Here is the essential question you are asking yourself on your Passion Quest: who am I now and what am I passionate about? The dreams you have in your fifties and sixties, for example, might be very different than those you had in your twenties, thirties, or forties. So a Passion Quest is an opportunity to meet yourself anew, to discover who you are now, rather than assuming that what you wanted before is what you still want. It’s a chance to open, imagine, dream, and create how you want the next phase of your life to be. One of the critical skills to use during a Passion Quest is what’s known as “beginner’s mind” or the curiosity of a child. Try to set aside all of your ideas and beliefs, and resist the temptation to jump to conclusions or dismiss

anything too quickly. As soon as you say, “I know for certain . . .” it cuts off the energy of discovery. During the time you’ve set aside for your quest, keep exploring with an open heart and mind. A Passion Quest is the perfect prescription for someone who is seeking to get in touch with their purpose or dreams. You can also use it to make specific life choices or decisions, like a career change or a major move. In these cases, however, you might want to set a specific timeframe around your quest. On your Passion Quest, let life lead you to and through the unknown where amazing gifts and insights often await. Taking quality time for your heart and soul is an act of generosity. If you think it’s selfish, consider this. Connected to your passion and dreams, you will have more love, joy, and energy to share with the people you love and care about most.  MARCIA WIEDER is a member of the Mobius Transformational Faculty and CEO of Dream University and founder of the Meaning Institute. She is the author of 15 books, has been teaching for over 30 years and lives in California. To learn more about her visit www.MarciaWieder.com

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