So what do I want? To be more specific, what do you want? This question is not as easily answerable as you might think. It is more complex than, I want a new car, or I want a hotter wife. It is the question that you base your entire life around. It is not just about what you want right now, it is about how you plan on living the rest of your life.
Because of the fact that your entire life could revolve around taking the time to answer this simple little question, you better give it some deep thought. I don’t just mean a quick little ponder either. You are going to have to seriously meditate on this little question.
There is no easy way to answer it either. Let me give you same tips on how to properly answer it.
Tip #1 You are going to have to think about what you would do if money wasn’t a problem. If you automatically had enough money to do whatever made you happiest in life, what would you be doing?
Would you be outside taking pictures of birds? Perhaps you might prefer to spend your time on an off road motorcycle flying through the countryside at high speeds. Some people would say that they would just want to sit in front of the television all day long, eating deliciously unhealthy food and only getting off of their lardy butts to use the bathroom.
Well, do that. If it makes you happy, do it. Don’t worry about money, it will come later. If you become great at whatever you do, it will make you money eventually.
Tip #2 Who do you want to be? Well, obviously you can only be you, but who do you want to be like? Is there a favorite rock star, motocross rider, fitness model, theoretical physicist or TV host that you really admire? Find out how they got to where they are. Then copy what they did to get there.
It may sound simple, but it really isn’t. I can guarantee that anyone who became successful didn’t get there easily. Some people are handed fortunes as soon as they are born, but that’s not you. You are going to have to earn everything that you want.
Tip#3 Start writing down ideas. Keep a little pad of paper and a pen in your pocket. This way, whenever you get inspiration about “What do I want?” you can quickly jot it down.
At the end of the day, when you empty your pockets, read the notes that you wrote. It will feel like your subconscious is trying to tell you exactly what you want to know. Those notes will come randomly and sporadically, so be sure to keep that pen ready for them to strike.
Those are just a few hints to think about while you try to figure out what you want most in life.
So lets stop thinking for a second and put a gun against your head.
Now, while life has this gun to your head, and its finger in the trigger, i’m going to ask you something. Listen carefully because you really don’t want to get this wrong.
If you had to spend all day out of the house, what would you want to do?
It seems like an easy question, but lets think about it. You are only allowed to come home to sleep, you have to be outside from sunrise to sunset. What are you going to do?
What I would do, is ride my motorcycle. I have actually made a motovlog about doing just that. If you like shameless plugs, you should really check out my latest video about how it feels to ride a motorcycle. That is how I am going to turn my beloved hobby into a career.
What do you Stand for?
What are you passionate about? What makes you angry? What makes you want to destroy the planet? What aspects of life do you feel need to change?
What i’m trying to ask is, do you have a cause? You know that there are things worth fighting for, right? Find a cause. Maybe you already have one. Maybe you know someone who is standing up for and fighting for what they believe in. You could make your life worthwhile and find out what you want if you know that you have a cause worth fighting for.
Many of historys greatest figures are all freedom fighters. They all had causes that they fought for. Poverty, illegal taxation, war, homelessness, gay rights, womens rights, equal rights for all races. Those are just a few causes that created the monumental figures of Susan B, Anthony, Rosa Parks, Martin Luther King Jr, Mahatma Ghandi, Mother Theresa, and the list of names goes on for miles.
If you want to really find your lifes purpose and answer the question that we are all wondering, then you may want to find a cause that is worth fighting for.
This is not the end thought. The answer is always changing and evolving. I sincerely hope that you stay on top of your dreams and have the discipline to get it done.