By Chris Green
Of the many questions you ask yourself every day, one question
is by far more important than all of the rest put together. It is
a powerful question that will bring clarity, motivation and purpose
to your whole existence.
The question is simply this: What do I want from life? Providing
a clear, precise answer brings total focus to your life.. But very
few people can. Why?
I meet many people through my professional and social lives and
what amazes me is that very few of them can answer this question.
Most of them answer in abstract terms, such as:
I want money. Lots of money. I want to be happy I want a beautiful
house I want a sports car I just want to meet someone, fall in love
and settle down I DON'T REALLY KNOW
Amazingly, the last one is the most common. And the problem with
all of the above answers is that they aren't really answers
at all. Because none of them give a specific, precise answer.
Just why do so few people know precisely what they want from
life? There are a number of reasons, here's just 3 of the more
Number one on our list is FEAR. To know precisely what you want
out of life means you have to go and get it. You have to take action,
make changes and work hard to manifest your desires into reality.
You canï¿½ï¿½t hide behind abstracts any longer. This stark truth and
the changes needed can be frightening. But you must see the whole
process of getting what you want as enjoyable and rewarding and
not as a threat. Next on our list is HARD WORK. Identifying exactly
what you want from life requires quite a bit of effort. And of course,
if you want to achieve your goals, you have to work hard by investing
time and toil every day. Many people simply arenï¿½ï¿½t prepared to
put in a significant effort to get what they want. Are you?
The last reason is MINDSET. The vast majority of people have
the mindset that life is something that happens to them. I call
this bumbling and it is why people cannot provide a precise answer
to our question and answer with abstracts instead. Fate, kismet,
what happens, happens are the core beliefs here. But to get what
you want, you have to make things happen in your life. This is living
by design and it is important to have this core belief if you are
to achieve your objectives.
So schedule at least half an hour each day to think about what,
exactly, you want from life. Don't let fear be your guide in
this. Take the time and write down EXACT objectives. For example:
If you want a house, specify the type, the location, the price,
features, number of rooms etc. If you want a car, what make, what
model? What color? Specification? If you want to meet someone to
start a relationship, how will they look? Blond? Dark? Tall? Personality
type? Shy, extrovert, strong? When it comes to money, how much do
you want? How much will you need to help you get what you want?
Get the idea? The more detail you can provide the better. If
you cannot provide detailed, specific answers to the question, you
will be more likely to bumble through life HOPING to get what you
want instead of CREATING AND ATTRACTING what you want.
Of course, there's nothing wrong with bumbling - unless you
want to live an empowered life!
Time for me to sign off, but before I go, let me leave you with
Most people are on a journey to nowhere in particular and are
shocked when they eventually realize they've arrived there.
It's your life. Think about it!