This question seems like it should be simple to answer. And yet, have you ever asked yourself what you wanted and couldn’t find an answer?
Asking what you want for your life is an exercise in possibilities. But it can be hard to hold onto a possibility when the reality seems so different. So…
What do you want?
When you ask yourself this question, the first stage is all about possibilities. You don’t want to bring constraints or limitations into this step, so don’t judge or censor yourself here.
However, you do want your answers to be based in reality. So, for instance, if you say you want to raise a herd of unicorns, this is probably not going happen because unicorns don’t exist. Your answers can be a stretch for you to reach, but they should actually be reachable.
You can name small things and big things that you want. There is nothing too small, or too big for you to want. Trust that all your desires have an important place in your life.
Once you have all your desired possibilities listed out, begin to figure out how to make them reality. You can start small here, in fact, it’s the best way to get started. Pull yourself closer and closer to what you want. Focus here on bridging the gap between your possibilities and your reality. Don’t focus too much on how far away they seem, just keep walking towards them.
As you walk, the distance between them will become shorter and shorter.
How do you figure out what you want? Share your thoughts in the comments.