Knowing What You Want

“Things which matter most must never be at the mercy of things which matter least.”

Goethe

When we were young we didn’t know just how good we had it. For most of us being young meant barely having responsibilities. Once you grow a bit older things are never really the same. You start out life head on you realize how much you took for granted when you were young. Not because you were negligent but because you had no idea how things would be as you grew older even being surrounded by others living out the reality of what was to come.

A similar change occurs when you go from not knowing what you want from life to knowing what you want, things are never quite the same. Be it knowing what you want to do for a career to knowing what you want to devote yourself to in other areas of your life, it boils down to the same pot. You find an internal pull appears that is always there. When the distractions of life start getting you off course you are constantly reminded of what you should and in most cases very well could be doing.

Knowing what you want out of life brings a certain responsibility that is unshakable. You know what you’ve got to be doing to get where you want to go or close to it and that isn’t always easy. You may even find that you continually distract yourself in an attempt to put off the work to be done. It is important to refine the underlying groundwork in your life to catch you when you fall off track.

Surround yourself with the things that will make it easy for you to find peace of mind and to remind you of what you were working toward when you happen to fall off track. With these safety nets you’ll find it much easier to pick back up again. Falling off the bike and getting back on it again enough times, in the end, will likely stick you in the right direction for the long haul.

2 thoughts on “Knowing What You Want

  1. I loved this one Jordan!
    As a young adult I suppose I’m in the time of not realising exactly what I have. I have been practicing gratitude and reflection because I don’t want to have any regrets but I suppose it is a tenet of life. We will always look back through rose-tinted glasses perceiving a seemingly perfect life that we had.

    My experience is to just live right now in the moment and enjoy it, on every level. Realise that it is not permanent and to experience relationships in their fullest while I have them.

    Regards,
    Mikey O’Reilly
    Self-Improvement Venture

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