Do you know what you want?
Amazingly, most people don’t actually know what they want. I’ve been asking this question for many years to people and very few have answered, “Yes!”
I will ask, “What do you want?” and the response might be, “I don’t want to generate more credit card debt” or “I don’t want to always have no money at the end of the month,” possibly even, “I am sick of arguing with my spouse.”
It is easy for people to say what they don’t want and when I ask again, “Now can you tell me what you do want?” A common answer is, “I really have not thought about it” or “I don’t know”.
I remember the first time I was asked this question, and I responded with, “uh… to be a millionaire.” Yes, I too had never thought about what I really wanted; mostly because I did not know the power of a clear vision.
Here is how I became clearer and able to eventually design a clear vision for my life.
1. Know what you don’t want.
2. Choose what you want.
3. Get crystal clear and remove all blocks.
4. See it already accomplished.
5. Take daily inspired action.
Areas to think about:
Relationships – maybe repair, remove, improve.
Finances – lower debt, make more money, ask for a raise.
Health – eat better, exercise, ideal body weight.
Fun – start having some, stop having so much.
Spiritual – Pray, meditate, walks in nature.
Begin to think about what areas of your life would you like to improve? Write them down, become clear on what you want and start with what is most important.
Studies have shown that writing down your goals, versus just thinking about them, you are more likely to reach them. Having goals and a clear vision is the only way to move forward in your life. Without goals, without knowing what you want, you will be stuck. Nothing will change.
Now, get out a piece of paper, a pen and start clarifying your vision so that next time you’re asked, “What do you want for your life” you will be able to answer definitively, “yes, do you?”