Knowing What You Want in Life

Are you drifting through life without actually knowing what you want out of it?

If you said yes then you are not alone. Most of us are.
Yet, you need to know what you want in life, the earlier the better.

If you don’t know where you are going, how are you meant to get there? You can’t use a GPS unless you have a destination or a general orientation.

At some point in life, you will know what you want. It will come to you, but for that to happen, try different things. Something will stick. Something will feel right. Something will help you step into your greatness, make you whole, make you feel at ease and in your natural ‘habitat’.

  • Say YES to opportunities.
  • Say YES to possibilities.
  • Say YES to trying new things.
  • Say YES to getting out of your comfort zone.
  • Say YES to things that excite you.
  • Say YES to new experiences, people and places.

Trying more things will also help you realise what you don’t want to do.
Try it from a process of elimination. We never give ourself the choice and the time to try different things and take risks.

One of the best ways to get to know yourself and what you want in life is to observe your thoughts.
Spend time with yourself. In solitude. Not while doing chores like mowing the lawn, or taking the dog out for a walk. No. Doing nothing else but spending time with yourself and observing your thoughts. In silent meditation, reflection, and examination of the self.

The goal is to observe the patterns of your thought to identify the cause and recognise the potential effects. That is, understanding what you think, why, and what it will lead to.
Is your thinking based out of fear? Based out of love? Compassion? Conformity to the culture around you? Based on invisible scripts handed down to you from parents/teachers/pastors/scripture? What are your motivations for doing anything?

Knowing yourself makes living this life easier and pleasant. You can eliminate your internal resistance and potential self-sabotage.
If you know who you are then you know what your values and morals are.
Based on this you can define your principles. Which will consequently give a direction to your life.

Take the time to find yourself early in life so you can work with yourself and not against.