Passion. It’s right up there with food, water and oxygen on the long list of must-haves in life.

If you’re passion has lost its sheen or you‘ve never quite been able to identify it, I suggest the following:

  •  Go back in your history to a simpler time when you were a child. What got you excited?
  • Answer the question: What hobbies have I dropped that I used to like?
  • Clean out a closet. You know I swear by it. When you clear your space of the old, the new is bound to come in. Nature hates a vacuum.
  • Answer the question: If money were no object, how would I live? Start from there.
  • Journal.
  • Create a vision board from magazine pictures and words.

You won’t be able to form the future you want to see if you don’t have a vision. And a vision is fueled by your passion. So if you’ve lost yours, it’s time to consider what will make you fly.

And I’ll be right there, cheering you on when you do.

Welcome to the new Wednesday Wisdom summer audio series! For the next ten Wednesdays, you’ll be hearing how people find time to do what they love straight from the street.

Dr. Marlene Caroselli, author of 60 books, told me she has eliminated her telephone as the ultimate distractor. She prefers email as the ultimate streamlining tool.

For her inspirational one-minute message on how she does it, listen to Marlene Caroselli here. [Listening instructions: Click on the link, then click on it again for it to open your media player. Be sure your pop-up blocker has been deactivated.]