Many people live their lives in a form of reverse. They reverse, like a car into their jobs, into their relationships and only stop if they bump into something. They do not have clear goals, and so they accept, albeit grudgingly at times, whatever is thrown at them.
They take the education that is suggested to them, they take the job offered to them when they are making their way from position to position, job to job.
Many people feel they have lived their lives doing things that other people wanted them to do because they never had the courage to do what they wanted.
We very often get ourselves stuck doing the very things we hate, seeing the effort we make to battle against our desire as some kind of virtue. ‘I hated it but I did it anyway’. What a huge waste of energy and a tragic waste of our very limited time
What I know without a doubt after years of observation and learning is that the truly happy people are the ones that are doing what they love. That may have meant getting up and walking away from a situation that they finally realised was not making them happy or fulfilled. They had the courage to decide that they were going to do what they loved rather than what they felt they had to do. Through self-knowledge, they were able to look at themselves honestly and assess their natural talents and abilities.
Do you know yet what are your natural talents and abilities?
What would you do if you had no fear? If you could be or do anything, what would you do?
Or try this – In thirty seconds – What are your five most important values?
In answering those questions you will have the start of what your true natural talents and desires are. Following that desire can lead to nothing but success if you follow it earnestly and with determination.
Coupled with these powerful answers now ask yourself, is there anything in your life that, knowing what you know now, you would not get involved with again?
You can apply this question to all areas of your life. We often spend enormous energy in attempting to make something work that we would not even get involved with if we could go back and do things again. There may be a very strong argument for getting out altogether. What work project would you never have got involved with? What relationship should you have distanced yourself from long ago? What investment of time, money or energy should never have been made? Of course, in hindsight, it is often easy to correct ourselves. Have you learnt from those past mistakes, or are you making them time and again and not quite sure how you are doing it?
Perhaps it is time to do some clear goal setting to establish how you want to spend the rest of your life. You will need to think big, dream big and know that – Whatever the mind can conceive and believe, it can achieve.