You’ve got an idea for a booklet, but are you really passionate enough about your topic to make it fly? Most ideas die before they ever see the light of day. This is because what seems like a great idea at the time is quickly extinguished when we realize that it’s going to take some work. You must be passionate about your topic or you’ll lose steam before you even complete your manuscript (if you ever start it!).
Here are ten ways to know that your idea is truly a passion and not just a flight of fancy.
1) Is it something you’re already involved in by choice? If you choose to be involved in something, you probably have a certain amount of passion for it – such as playing tennis or star gazing or dancing.
2) Is it something you’re involved in, but had no choice? Often being involved in something and not being given a choice as to whether or not you wanted to be involved can lead to a passion for helping others cope with the same situation. Allergies are a good example of this. Nobody chooses to have an allergy, and everyone who has them would love to be free of them. Having an allergy may, therefore, create a passion inside you to find better ways to cope with it and help others in the process.
3) Does it consume your thoughts night and day? When you’re truly passionate about something you can’t stop thinking about it.
4) Would you rather be involved with it than doing anything else? Our passions consume our time.
5) Is it high on the list of priorities in your life? If it is, you’ll find yourself excluding other things to to stay involved with this one.
6) Is it all you really want to talk about? You may find that you have to curtail your enthusiasm a bit around your friends and family because they get tired of hearing about it!
7) Are you willing to buy just about anything related to it? Think golf. Golfers will spare no amount of expense to improve their game.
8) Are you willing to do whatever it takes to improve in it, or learn more about it. This might mean taking classes, reading, watching DVD’s, subscribing to magazines, etc.
9) Do you find that you can never absorb enough information about your topic? You never get tired of reading or hearing about it.
10) Does the time seem to fly by when you’re engaged in or with your topic? There never seems to be enough time to do the things we really enjoy. If it’s a passion, you’ll find there’s never enough time in a day.
Creating a booklet you’re passionate about is important because you’ll be known for what you write about. Make sure it’s something you truly love and want to be known for!
To your riches!
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