27 Feb Still trying to figure out what to do with your life when you “grow up”?
Although there are a lucky few who're crystal clear about their life direction and purpose, for many of us the question "What do you want to do when you grow up?" still draws a blank.
And many of us don't even feel "grown up" despite being in our 30's, 40's, 50's or beyond!
Despite this being common, it's not ideal; or helpful. Because having a clearer sense of direction and living a life on purpose boosts our experiences of happiness and contributes to us feeling as though we're really living a good life.
So, for those of you still "searching" for happiness and other positive outcomes, check out these 7 great quetsions that should help you move closer to knowing what you want to do with your life…
by Scott Christ from LifeHack
What do I want to do with my life? It’s a question all of us think about at one point or another. For some, the answer comes easily. For others, it takes a lifetime to figure out. It’s easy to just go through the motions and continue to do what’s comfortable and familiar. But for those of you who seek fulfillment, who want to do more, these questions will help you paint a clearer picture of what to do with your life.
1. What are the things I’m most passionate about?
The first step to living a more fulfilling life is to think about the things that you’re passionate about. What do you love? What fulfills you? What “work” do you do that doesn’t feel like work? Maybe you enjoy writing, maybe you love working with animals or maybe you have a knack for photography.
The point is, figure out what you love doing, then do more of it.
2. What are my greatest accomplishments in life so far?
Think about your past experiences and the things in your life you’re most proud of. How did those accomplishments make you feel? Pretty darn good, right? So why not try and emulate those experiences and feelings? If you ran a marathon once and loved the feeling you had afterwards, start training for another one. If your child grew up to be a star athlete or musician because of your teachings, then be a coach or mentor for other kids. Continue to do the things that have been most fulfilling for you.
3. If my life had absolutely no limits, what would I choose to have and what would I choose to do?
Here’s a cool exercise: think about what you would do if you had no limits. if you had all the money and time in the world, where would you go? What would you do? Who would you spend time with?
These answers can help you figure out what you want to do with your life. It doesn’t mean you need millions of dollars to be happy though. What it does mean is answering these questions will help you set goals to reach certain milestones and create a path toward happiness and fulfillment. Which leads to our next question …
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