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Let me ask you this…
But first make sure you are paying close attention and focused, because if you are searching for your purpose in life this may be the most important question you have ever been asked:
What is it precisely that you want to do with your life?
Do you know exactly? If not you have a ton of company, most people out there can not answer this question right away.
And by “precisely”, I mean an exact description of what you want your life to look like, how you want to live it and what it is you want to accomplish…
The typical answers most people will blurt out if I give them a time limit like 10 seconds to tell me what they want in life are things like… “I want to make lots of money”… “I want to travel”… ” I want to live in a nice big house”… etc etc…
However this is not what I am looking for and these vague dreams will not get you anywhere… and by spitting these out as your answer it shows you really have no idea what it is you want to accomplish with your life.
The reason you need to know the exact answer to that question is because if shows your life purpose… it shows you know exactly what your dream is… and where you are heading.
Knowing exactly what your dream is and where you want to go represents an important factor in your ability to grow as a person and live a fulfilled life.
At its core it is an expression of the real you… which provides you with incredible sense of purpose.
Instead of just floundering around through life ending up where life takes you… you at least have an idea of where you want to end up.
Now the next logical question I get asked is… “How do I know what my dream is”?
Most people who want a better life spend most of their time wondering… “What is it I truly want my life to become”?
If any of this sounds like where you are… if you can not within 10 seconds say exactly what you want your life to be… the following 5 tips are for you:
Tip #1) Know What You Want
Most people spend more time planning a vacation then they do there own lives.
You need to get serious about making a decision about what you want to do with your life.
One of the quickest and most effective ways to do this is to ask yourself the question… “If I had the choice, what would I like to do everyday of my life“?
This is probably one of the most important activities you could ever do… so get this done. Until you have an honest answer to this question, spend time daily working on it.
Tip #2) Create List #1
To help you come up with the answer to what you would like to do with your life… get out a piece of paper and start writing down all the activities you are passionate about.
What do you already know you like to do… What are the activities you would like to try and experience?
For me my list was…. Blogging, earning my living from internet marketing, being able to spend quality time with my family, writing, inspiring and motivating others to succeed, engaging in personal development activities, sailing, travelling, visiting the beaches of the world.
Tip #3) Create List #2
Now the really important and some what fun activity to do is to get out another piece of paper and come up with a list of all the things you DO NOT want to have in your life.
This is almost as important or more important then Tip #2. This will bring significant clarity to how you want your life not to look…
For me my list included… No 9-5 job, no boss telling me what to do, no stressful work, no strict routines governed by others, no cap on what I can earn.
The key is to be as brutally honest with yourself as possible. Write as much as you can think of… This is your list, if you do not want something in your life write it down.
Are you living some else’s idea of what your life should look like?
Is the dream you want to live one that will gain the approval of others or is it one that you really want to achieve for YOU?
Your dreams and goals do not need anyone else’s approval… It if your life and not theirs.
When you seek or need other people’s approval for your dream it causes a serious problem in your ability to achieve it. What if people will not approve of it. What if they try to discourage you or persuade you that your life should head in a different direction?
Discover your dream that is for you. Something you really want to accomplish. Something that will inspire you and give your life purpose and meaning.
Yes receiving approval from those close to us is a good thing. But it is YOUR life and if others do not approve of the direction you want it to go, do not let this stop you.
Have the courage to be you and strive to create the life that you know is the one you wish to live.
Tip #5) Get Excited…
In order to make your dream a reality it MUST be something that excites you. It must give you energy to achieve it. It must create within you a burning desire to make it into a reality.
If you are just lukewarm about achieving it, then most likely you will not put the energy and work into making it happen. It needs to be something that there is no question in your mind that you MUST achieve it.
You must want it so bad that failure is not an option.
Because you know that if you are not successful you will be miserable. This may sound harsh but it is true. Your commitment to making your dream become a reality can not be wishy washy… it has to be rock solid!
Once you are rock solid on what you want to achieve… doing so is not rocket science, it will take work but it is possible.
If you were given a dream you were given the means to achieve it.
The secret now is to find a Plan to get you there…
Anything you could ever want to achieve has already been achieved by someone else. Find out how they did it and if the plan makes sense to you, follow it. If not find another person who achieved it and follow their plan. (books, blogs, etc)
Then simply take ACTION… follow your plan… each and every day take the next step towards making your dream into a reality. Do not allow life to sidetrack you… push on regardless.
Final Thought: I would encourage you to not just read this blog post… but to move on it.
Most people read these type of articles and they don’t realize it but it is just a form of entertainment for them… they kid themselves into thinking they are working towards bettering their life by reading personal development and success material…
…But unless you take ACTION on what you learn you are just wasting your time.
There will never be a perfect time to get started… it does not exist. You create the perfect time by taking action immediately!
Remember step #1 to living the life you desire is to first ask yourself the question…
“What do I want to do with my life”?
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