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Have You Lost Your Passion?

Have You Lost Your Passion?

In a study of recent graduate students, 90% listed “pursuing their passion” as a crucial prerequisite for jobs, yet only 20% reported feeling passionate about their work. How about you – are you currently passionate about your work? Have your interests changed over the years? 

In that commencement speech study, one perspective stood out– don’t focus on your passion – because passion doesn’t actually last.

Overcoming Fear and Procrastination

Overcoming Fear and Procrastination
So many of us truly desire to achieve some pretty special goals, but it can be really difficult to get started. A lot of times we blame it on time, but we'd argue it's something else. After all, the Magna Planner is supposed to help you with time! Learn two of the most common reasons we procrastinate and what to do instead. 

Connection

Connection

A couple years ago, I felt like I was missing something. I finished a week going through the motions but didn’t feel like I accomplished anything that was meaningful to me. Yes, I earned a paycheck, but I didn’t feel like I was working towards anything in particular. I felt “busy” all week, but couldn’t tell where all that time was being spent, so I decided to perform an audit of my time, both at work and at home.

Do You Want It?

Do You Want It?
This morning a friend reluctantly admitted, "I don't know if my Magna Goal is big enough." She felt like she should pursue it, but she wasn't excited about it. She wondered if she could use her Magna Planner to focus on building her garden instead. Of course! What matters is that it matters to you first. Then, you can get started. I took a deep breath and told her a story.

Growth Mindset

Growth Mindset

“That’s not how we do things around here.”

 “I don't have enough experience.”

 “I can’t change, this is my personality.”

Although we may say these things in a casual or sarcastic way, statements like these come from a fixed mindset. How do we escape these habits and develop a growth mindset?