Can you answer the question .. what do you want? Do you know? Do you know what you really want?
Many of us never stop to think about this question. We go blindly through life living a life we were conditioned to live.
Does this sound familiar to you?
Are you like the young woman in the Notebook?
What do you want? The Notebook
Can you relate to her pain?
Most of my life I lived on automatic. I lived a life I believed looked good in the eyes of society.
In hindsight I see I never had a clue what I really wanted. I went from one chapter of my life to another without really thinking about what I really wanted.
A decade ago we left Sydney to come and live in a beach side holiday town in South East Queensland. At the time I was not too sure what I wanted to do for an income anymore. Then it hit me I did not know what I wanted in life in general.
It is sad as I am a baby boomer and to get to my stage of life and not know what I wanted seemed crazy.
I knew all the things I did not want to do which is a start.
“Learning what you don’t want is how you know what you do want.” Robin Wright
I knew I no longer wanted to sit in my car in traffic for 2 hours a day. I knew I did not want to be away from my husband for weeks on end travelling on business. I knew a whole bunch of things I did not want but could not tap into what I really wanted.
Do you relate? Are you living the life you want to live and more importantly do you know what you want?
How to find the answer to the question – What do you want?
My good friend Di Downie wrote a great blog post on a good place to start getting that clarity.
You can check it out here. 3 Steps To Find Out What Is Important To You
While you are on Di’s blog I suggest you download her free eBook. It is called Know Your Why and covers what we are talking about here. It is well worth your time to read it.
We change what we want through the various stages of our lives. Maybe you are early on your life’s journey and that is good if you can find your answer to this question now.
Maybe you are like me and you have lived a lot of your life. That is okay as every day is a new one and it is never to late to live the life you truly want to live.
My mother is about to turn 88 in a few days and I am sure she has never considered the question. She would tell you she wanted kids and a good family life. That she wanted us to grow up and be good citizens and be happy. I doubt however that she has ever considered the question – what do you want?
Asking questions of yourself and the Universe is a good way to get clarity. A friend of mine suggested this process to me last year when I was in the process of re-jigging my life.
Ask yourself ……
….. If I were being me, who would I be? What would I be? Where would I be? …..
……Ask these questions over and over….
You will become clearer on what you really do want.
“You have to figure out ‘who am I?’ ‘What do I want to do?’ ‘What do I want to say?” Ryan Eggold
Please leave me a comment below. Can you answer the question – what do you want?
Have an amazing day!