A simple question indeed, but have you asked yourself, “What do I want?” lately? I asked myself this question over and over again while walking 500 miles through Spain. For me, pairing it with, “…if I knew I couldn’t fail” was quite helpful. My answer was simply …. to write, to love, to travel, to find purpose, to be free etc…
Here I am 2 years after I started asking the question and I am happy to report I just quit my job to become a full-time writer and entrepreneur. It is official now. I no longer have a “job” and am thrilled. This wouldn’t be possible if I didn’t take the time to ask the question.
What Do You Want?
No really. Think about it. Because if you don’t you will wander aimlessly until you are able to answer the question and intentionally move towards the answer. In a great post back in November 2015, The Huffington Post asked the same question and got some great answers….
Your answer might be job related or about life or even adventure. I commonly notice people complaining about what they don’t like about their lives. It seems much more productive to start thinking about what you do want. Perhaps an even more powerful question comes from one of my favorite authors, Eckhart Tolle –
Instead of asking, “what do I want from life?,” a more powerful question is, “what does life want from me?
Just a quick reminder for your week to live with some intention:)
2 thoughts on “What Do You Want?”
In your above statement of “What do you want”, you add. “If I knew I couldn’t fail”. This is a thought many of us have in life, but I find using the caveat “If I knew I couldn’t fail” creates an artificial barrier prohibiting us from getting the most out of ourselves and the most out of life. You see this caveat does not allow one to go beyond their comfort zones and makes one stop, believing they have accomplished all they could be or do.
(Just my thoughts and a life lesson I have taught myself.)
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Well said Bob:) Thanks so much for the comment, thoughts and sharing your life lessons with us.