What is a Spark?
A spark is your passion, something that excites or ignites you. A person’s spark can be a quality, career, or talent. Some people have the ability to find their spark early in life. For example, many singers when asked knew they wanted to be professional singers very early in life, and worked hard to perfect their craft for many years.
Every Halloween for three years I wanted to be a doctor, when I was in high school I wanted to open a daycare center, as a freshman in college I started out as a Marketing major, and I ended my undergraduate career with a degree in Textiles, Apparel, and Merchandising.
One day I sat in a development meeting at work listening to a couple of guys discuss the type of work they did and suddenly I felt my spark. I was suddenly ignited with passion to pursue something I hadn’t thought about in years. I went around and around to end up right back to my original passion, which was marketing! I went back to school and received my MBA with a Marketing concentration…. Whew! If it wasn’t for exposure I might have missed it all together or delayed my passion even longer.
For many of us such as myself our spark has to come through exposure.
“It is only when the mind and imagination are enriched from exposure to the world of beauty, that artistic creativity and inspiration truly becomes manifest.”
― Mark Woollacott
To find your spark you have to expose the wire.
What’s your wire?
What would cause your life to spark if you exposed it?
Is there something inside of you in which you have forgotten about that could change your life?
I realized that most people are underexposed. We tend to get into our circles and we stay right they’re nervous to branch out into the unknown.
I want to challenge you this week.
1. Follow 5 new people on Twitter that have interests similar to yours outside of your comfort zone or like 5 new pages on Facebook.
2. Find one new musical artist outside of your normal genre to listen to.
3. Read, Read, Read articles, blogs, newspapers, magazines etc.
4. Sign up to attend a local conference or networking event.
This is also a perfect time to assist our children in finding their sparks. Expose your child to multiple experiences and opportunities to widen their view.
How will you enhance your exposure and find your spark? If you’ve already found your spark, how did you do it? Leave me a comment below, I want to hear from you.