"I believe the only reason we're here is to find out what we love…and get about the business of living it!" — Oprah
True happiness comes when you "do" what you're most passionate about. You have gifts to give to the world. So, what's holding you back? Break though your fear, overcome your obstacles, and start pursuing your passion today with steps from Life coach Cheryl Richardson.

Choose One Idea to Pursue
Don't let having too many ideas keep you from taking action. There are no "perfect" ideas, so just start somewhere. If you feel like you're still looking for your passion, follow these five steps .

Because it's easy to feel creatively blocked or paralyzed by fear, one of the best ways to overcome your obstacles is to call upon the wisdom of others in a brainstorming session. Learn how to brainstorm and see how three women overcame their obstacles with this exercise.

Find Encouragement
Put an insurance policy in place by finding two or three people to encourage and support your efforts. Turn to these people when you feel afraid, frustrated, resigned or excited about your progress! When you feel afraid (and you will) find support.

Take the Leap
Once you have an idea and a plan of action, it's time to do something immediately. Take one step towards your passion right now. Sign up for a class, write a poem, find a mentor or schedule a brainstorming group today. Write down your goals in your journal.


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