Saturday, September 7, 2013

The Passion Test

I’ve got two new self-improvement activities on my list for this week. I’ll share them with you in case you want to join along with me. I will keep you posted on my progress and I’ll check on you, too.

The first activity (from The Passion Test by Janet & Chris Atwood) is to finish the following sentence:

When my life is ideal, I am _______.

Here are the rules:

·         Write at least 10 answers
·         Begin your phrase with an action verb;
·         Complete this alone, so that you search within to find your inner      passions

·      Close your eyes and picture your ideal life. What are you doing? Who are you with? Where are you? How do you feel?

Once the 10 are listed, I will compare the things on the list with each other and choose my top 5 (in order!). 

The second activity I will do this week is post my top 5 passions everywhere that I can see them. By the dreadmill treadmill, on the mirror by my dumbbells, bathroom mirror, fridge, dashboard, purse, calendar, and closet. Whenever I am faced with a decision, choice or opportunity, I will review my list and try to consistently choose in favor of my passions.

Want to try it? Post a comment letting me know you’re in…. I will email all participants a copy of Janet & Chris Atwood’s, “The Passion Test Exercise.”


The ultimate connectedness of all life is the reason that
the more deeply you connect with your passions, the more joy you will discover comes from giving and serving others. Because in serving others you are really serving yourself.
                          -Chris & Janet Atwood


  1. I'm in Jennifer, make me accountable!

  2. Great, Hal! I emailed "The Passion Test Exercise" to you. Looking forward to checking in with you later this week.


  3. Great, Aimee! Shoot me your email and I will forward The Passion Test Exercise to you! jenniferhogan @ charter (dot) net.