Have you pin pointed yet what you are passionate about during this season of life?

Last October, I wrote a lot about the spirit of entrepreneurship during my  31 Days to Balancing Beauty & the Budget.

There are a host of topics on which I am passionate.

Encouraging others to find joy in the little things, understanding that living with in ones means or better yet, living below one’s means, is one of the only ways to experience financial freedom, sharing tips and ideas on how to fight for family dinner time by launching Ten Minute Dinners (hopefully Sept. 1), raising children that seek truth through a biblical world and life view, and oh, don’t get me started.

I could go on and on about things I am passionate about, important items which include so more than just my coffee (and yes, that would be on the “passionate” list too).

Yet one of the down falls I have in being a person full of passion is streamlining, and taking those things I am passionate about and making them a reality.

With the successful launch of our Becoming Conference last year, I can’t begin to tell you how gratifying it was to see a dream of mine become reality. I am a visionary like that, but honestly, in the day to day things of life,  my passionate personality can sometimes be my worst enemy.

I can create vision boards and organize amazing meal plans, and dream big dreams with the best of them, but the underlying truth is this:

All great ideas eventually degenerate into work.

Yes, that is the bottom line, and honestly, sometimes I struggle with laziness.

So while I whole heartedily agree with this inspirational quote, I take it one step further. Desiring to accomplish great things requires passion, drive, courage to step out of ones comfort zone, and then the understanding that hard work is required.

It’s not enough to just have a great ideas, those are a dime a dozen, it’s the “get down to the nitty gritty grind” of hard work on which I need to focus. and outlining just what it will take to get me there.

So, are you willing to work hard?

Is there an idea about which you are passionate but afraid to dream that big dream?

You can do it! I know you can, and I want to be your cheerleader.

Just know it will mean hard work, often without any recognition, but in the end, a dream realized allows ones life to soar.