How To Figure Out What You Want

December 6, 2012

looking over the clouds

Do you have any idea what you want out of life?  Are you happy with the way things are? Or are you kinda stuck in a rut because you can’t quite figure out what you want? 

Sometimes it’s hard to know what we want.  Often it’s easier to know what we think we should want, but is that really what we want?

Ok for some of us, before we can get to this question, we need to be sure of what we don’t want, that brings clarity and a great starting point.  Once you know what you don’t want, you can start figuring out what you do want.  Kind of like clearing out your wardrobe, you always feel lighter and more motivated to get more done.  In fact, literally clearing out your closet is a great way to making mental space in your head to figure out what you want – trust me!

So, now it’s crunch time, what do we want?  How about coming at it from another angel and asking yourself, what will I regret not having?”

Imagine yourself a year or so from now and looking back on your life, what do you think you will regret not going for?  Not asking for?  Not developing or creating or manifesting?

A great way to figure out what you want is to make a fantasy gratitude list by listing all the blessings you would like to count every day (because badass chicks count their blessings on the daily!).

So my pretties, you have work to do, get out that beautiful notebook of yours (because you should have one and if you don’t my friend Mr Santiago has some seriously awesome notebooks here!) and start making your lists:

  • What don’t I want?
  • What will I regret not having In [x] months/years time?
  • What do I want to be grateful for?

Once you’ve made those lists, you should have a much better idea of where you stand and where you want to go.  So go get em!

Did this post help you find clarity? Can you suggest other ways to figure out what you want? Let us know in the comments and if you loved this post, share it with your friends!


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