Hopefully, this blog post will help you to figure out, what are you best at and at least find a hint to a question “What do I want in life?”
We all want an answer to this question. And preferably, ASAP. 😀
But, for a lot of people, figuring out what they are good at and what they want from life can take dozens of years and actually never happen.
Others find out the answer rather fast.
The answer will actually give direction to your life and will make you the happiest person on earth.
Finding what your purpose is in life brings fulfillment and success.
If you want to find out what you want to do with your life, you have to ask these powerful questions.
These questions will give you a better understanding of what you want to do in life and bring success.
1. What do I LOVE to do?
If you really want to live a fulfilling life, then you must think about the things that you are passionate about and love doing.
Be honest with yourself. Don’t try to adjust to social pressure or trying to be “cool”, while deep inside understanding, that it’s not your thing.
If you like what you do, you would not worry about spending long hours doing it.
Living towards something you are passionate about brings joy to your life. With your passion, you can change so many people.
Also you there is no limit to the number of things that you are passionate about.
When you do something that you love, it doesn’t feel like work at all. You need to figure it out and focus more on it.
2. Why am I here?
This is not only a deep question but also a useful one.
This question will give you more perspective on your life and grant you more understanding of your purpose.
As human beings, we want to very much aware of our purpose.
We want to have a reason to wake up every morning and work towards fulfilling our purpose on earth.
We do not want to just work or walk aimlessly through life.
Asking this question broadens your way of thinking because it will lead to other deeper questions which will help you to figure out what you really want in life.
Be brave enough, to be honest with yourself
3. What are my greatest accomplishments so far?
There are must be several things in your life that you are happy about and proud of.
You need to think about them.
Which things you remember was really easy to achieve with great quality and reception from others?
Thinking about them will help you understand how you feel about them and you would want to accomplish even more in order to feel the same way.
If you helped colleagues manage their personal finances better and they are happy you helped them, then become a personal finance coach.
If you gave people a motivational talk at work and they felt more rejuvenated to work towards achieving their goals, continue giving more talks to more people even at different workplaces or organizations. Et Cetera…
4. When I was paid nicely, by doing what I like?
Obviously, money matter.
Ideally, you should find a perfect balance between doing what you like and being paid for it.
There are a lot of people, who like what they, but their passion doesn’t bring any money whatsoever. And another group enjoys great apartments and cars, but hate what they are doing.
You should find an ideal balance.
5. If I had everything what would I do?
Imagine an ideal situation, where you would have everything you want, unlimited resources, money, acquaintances and so on.
Think about what you would do if you had everything at your disposal.
What are the activities that you get engaged in? Where would you want to go? Whom would you want to spend your time with?
Asking these questions will lead you to answers that are will help you set goals that are more inclined towards achieving more fulfillment and happiness.
Start thinking of more possibilities in your life that will help you achieve your goals. Break out from your limitations.
6. What do I want to achieve?
In life we need goals.
When we achieve our goals, we feel great about ourselves. Goals actually give us a reason to wake up every morning. They give us hope to live for tomorrow. Goals show us that we will have a better future if only we pursue them with too much zeal.
We have different goals, there are those who want to have a lot of achievements and mastery and there those who just want peace and tranquillity. You may be having certain goals such as career goals, health goals or family goals.
So, you need to ask yourself honestly, what really your goals are? Do you want to stay fit and healthy? Do you want to pursue more education to advance in your career? What kind of a family do you want in the future? What kind of house do you want for your family?
Once you get the answers to these questions, you will have a much better idea of what you really what to do with your life.
Find an ideal balance between doing what you love and being paid for it.
7. How hard am I willing to work to achieve my goals?
In order to achieve your goals, you must put in a lot of effort and consistency. You must be willing to face whatever comes your way but still remain focused on your aims.
Your goals are great, and so should you be your effort. To pursue your goals you have to get out of your comfort zone and have an open mind to learn as much as you can.
Pursuing your goals is a journey, a fulfilling one for that matter. Before getting to the ultimate goal, there are milestones that you will achieve on the way, and they will bring you fulfillment. You will stretch your mind even further, feel motivated and continue developing the desire to achieve your ultimate goal and even set other bigger goals. That’s the sweetness of pursuing your goals with great effort and consistency on your part.
So ask yourself how hard you are willing to work to achieve your goals. Ask if you are ready to put in a great effort and get out of your comfort zone. Ask if you are ready to stay focused no matter what comes your way. Ask if you are ready for great goals.
What are my greatest accomplishments so far?
8. Whom do I look up to most in the world?
We have successful people who inspire us in this world, and we want to follow their path to success.
Think about the people who you admire most.
What are their best qualities that inspire you a lot? What have you learned from them? Why do you respect them?
If you really admire a person for their success in entrepreneurship, then you should believe that you too can be successful in entrepreneurship too. You would even want to talk to them. They can be your mentors in some way. Focus on all the good qualities that they have, and no matter what you are going through right now believe that you will be successful too.
In an ideal scenario, try to meet your idols and even work with them. Experience of work under people you admire can be a life-changer.
9. What’s holding me back from achieving my goals?
This is an important question and it needs answers. The answer will help you determine what you want to do with your life. The things that you hold you back from pursuing your goals take a lot of your time and you are left with no time to pursue your goals.
Are your friends holding you back from pursuing your goals? Is it your job? What makes you feel discouraged worn out?
To achieve your goals, you need to take action.
So, start by getting rid of anything that’s holding you back from the path to success.
10. What am I giving to the world?
In this world, we have to give and to receive.
We have to contribute to our community if we really need to achieve ultimate fulfilment and feel happy. There are so many people who have achieved great milestones but still lead miserable lives. It is because they haven’t given anything to the world and hence they haven’t reached a level of fulfilment that will make them happy.
As you work hard to have enough externally, you should also work to have enough on the inside. What you feel on the inside is what matters most. Helping others is the best currency you can have. So look at what you have mastered over the years, look at your talent, your joy and your enthusiasm and share with others. That will give you the fulfilment that will bring you happiness.
To sum it up
Asking these questions will help you figure out what you want to do in life.
The very first step is to figure out what you are passionate about. When you discover your passion you will always have a good time pursuing your goals. This will bring you fulfillment and happiness.
What other questions should you ask yourself? Leave suggestions in comments below.