“The Sun himself is weak when he first rises, and gathers strength and courage as the day gets on.” -Charles Dickens, The Old Curiosity Shop
Just like a power plant generates electricity, your job–especially when producing a passion project–is to bring energy to everything you do and everyone you interact with. You won’t find it in external sources, it needs to come from within. YOU are the power plant.
Nor should you expect that just because you found your passion project, you’ll now automatically wake up every morning full of gusto, ready to take on the world. You will have plenty of low energy days. Plan for that. You might want to engage in regular morning practices and routines to help get yourself in that charged state. Those might include meditation, exercise, journaling, gratitude, walking, etc… Whatever works for you. Find something and stick to it.
And for a little extra motivation, follow Marcus Aurelius’ advice to himself:
“When you arise in the morning, think of what a precious privilege it is to be alive-to breathe, to think, to enjoy, to love.”
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