What do you want to achieve?

Are you on your journey without a specific aim or goal in mind? Are you just walking, not knowing where you are going, or letting yourself be pushed around? Yes?

Then the question I will ask you is: What do you want to achieve?

The answer could be a whole list of things, or it could be one thing. The choice is yours, yet the crucial part is that you have an idea of where you want to be and hence begin your path with a clear destination, let’s say the mountain peak.

Why is this so important?

Let me explain. When you know where you want to go, you start the journey to that mountain peak with clear-cut intention: To get to the top. Then, along the way you get different opportunities and instead of being helpless and unable to make a decision, you can ask yourself: Which of these will help me most in achieving my goal? Perhaps, you even get an opportunity which could lead you to head to another mountain peak. And if that’s what you want, no problem. The difference is, because you know where you want to go, you can now make a conscious choice. Either you choose the thing that will get you closer, or you pursue another opportunity and decide to change your goal. Either way, you have an understanding of what is happening and where you are going. It makes you feel like you have some degree of control.

At times, taking an aimless stroll through the forest can be relieving, too. Not always having to pursue a specific path will detach you from daily life and give you some time out. It is possible that this time out may actually bring you to your goal much faster due to sudden realisations. Or, it may simply be a relaxing time.

It is important to have a clear picture in mind, because only when you know what you want, can you truly make it happen. For example, one of my bigger achievements I am pursuing is becoming a professional dancer. I have gone after it for years, and am finally going to start my dance degree. A smaller achievement is to write inspiring blog posts. This is something I get to achieve quickly, and it is recurring, as I do it every couple of days. Want YOU want can be anything.

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Here’s a way to find out what it is you want:

  1. Take some time out for yourself, be in silence and just think, or let your mind wander. This may lead to your true desires showing up. Write them down, no matter how realistic or unrealistic they sound, and then write down all the possible ways to achieve them.
  2. Look at where you’re heading right now. Are you going in the desired direction? If yes, great. If no, then think about whether you would prefer the opposite, or something similar but not exactly the same.
  3. Look at your talents and natural abilities. Do you enjoy doing them? Maybe this is the direction you want to take.

These are just 3 of many ways, and as every person is different, there are infinite ways to finding your true desire.

How did you find it?

Wishing you a passionate day,

Yours, Ula