We are all supposed to know what we want from life. We are all supposed to have this master plan regarding what career we want to have when we want to be married, how many children we should have, and by what age we should have a house. But, news flash; life just does not work like that! Plus, just because Sue at work wants to have kids and her own house by the age of 30 does not mean that you need to! So, with that in mind, read on to discover the key questions you should ask yourself to determine what you really want from life.
What are your greatest accomplishments in life so far? Think about your past experiences; how they made you feel and what you think about them. By determining the moments that you are most proud of, you will be able to get a feel for what matters to you the most. Think of different ways you can emulate these feelings and experiences in the future.
Who are you? This is the killer question! Who are you? What are your personality traits? What makes you *you*? It is important to be honest with yourself. Becoming your own best friend and figuring out what it is that makes you tick is important because it will help you to get an idea of what you actually want in life. It will help you to determine, for example, what sort of job and working environment you want to be in. It will also help you to figure out what you want from relationships and who is going to be the right sort of person for you. You can find out more about that in this guide. This question should make you look deep into your roots. Don’t merely explore the surface – explore even your darkest parts, and learn to cherish them, or at the very least, acknowledge them.
What does your heart want? You need to tune into your heart and block out everything else. A lot of people state that they want to have a good career because they feel that this is what society expects of them, and it is what their parents expect. But if your heart wants to explore the world, then that is what you truly want.
Who do you admire the most in the world? Last but not least, you need to think about whom you admire the most in the world. This does not need to be your mother or father. It can be, of course, but you need to be truthful and not choose something just because you are expected to. Once you determine whom you admire, you should figure out why this is the case. Why do you respect them and what are their best qualities? What can you learn from them?
Hopefully, the questions above have helped you to figure out what you really want from your life. However, if you are still unsure, don’t worry. There is no set time limit on when you should know what you want from your life. You can figure it out along the way.