What Do You Want in Life?
August 11, 2016 by Cathy Brown
“If you want something you’ve never had, you’ve got to do something you’ve never done.” ~ Quotesgram.com
At some point in our lives, we ask ourselves the following question (some of us later than others):
What do I want to do with my life?
Finding out exactly what makes your heart sing and your eyes shine is not easy, especially when you feel stuck in a situation, disappointed with your circumstances or overwhelmed with your current state of affairs.
Growing up I wanted to be a teacher, a Physical Education teacher. Well, 1st of all, I wanted to be a rock star like my idol Elvis, followed by a Veterinarian (until I learned I would have to sometimes ‘put animals to sleep”) then the P.E. teacher, which I was for about 4 years. This was followed by a Gymnastics School owner, Radio Advertising Account Executive, a Stockbroker, a Real Estate Broker, a short stint as a Personal Banker, a College Placement Director, finally finding my true purpose in life…Life Coaching. It was quite an adventurous journey.
But what I’ve realized is that a little bit of introspection and asking yourself the right questions will often lead you to the path that you’re meant to be on. And maybe save you 30 – 40 years in the process.
Now, if this sounds like something you need and if you’re struggling to discover what you’re “meant” to do in life, or if you simply want to gain a bit more clarity, here aresome pertinent questions I discovered on Facebook
7 Essential Questions to Know What You Really Want to Do with Your Life:
2. What would you regret not doing, being, or having in your life?
3. What activities make you lose track of time?
4. If you had to teach something, what would you teach?
5. What’s your greatest accomplishment so far?
6. What does a perfect life look like to you?
7. What would you be doing if you had more money than you could spend?
I highly encourage you to set aside some time to simply relax and reflect upon these questions.
Don’t force yourself to come up with all of the answers if they don’t come to you naturally. Instead, just aim to explore new ideas or perhaps remember some you had forgotten about.
You’ll be surprised to see where this powerful exercise can lead you!
Now, if after asking yourself these questions, you realize that one of the things that brings you the most happiness and joy is having a chance to help others, AND you feel truly ready to take action on your dreams… just go for it!