It’s really normal to want to figure out what you really want to do in life. It’s much more fulfilling to do things you love than things you have to do. Much of the discomfort you feel comes from not following your true path.
When I coach people we frequently talk about how they can tell if they are following their path. The answer varies from person to person but I’ve found that people just feel better, happier, stronger, more motivated and productive when they do things they love. You know the feeling when you’re doing things you actually enjoy doing rather than things that bring you discomfort. Think of the millions of people toiling in jobs they hate because they haven’t yet connected with what they really want to do. What would their lives look like if they incorporated more of the activities that bring them joy?
Think about the following questions in order to figure out what you want to do with your life:
- What do I love doing more than anything?
- Am I doing that thing?
- What am I doing to pursue my dreams in general?
- Am I settling for a life that does not include my dreams?
- What am I afraid of?
- What specific action can I take today to move toward my dreams?
You deserve to live a great life and you have the power to move toward your goals and dreams at any moment you choose to. Doing what you love isn’t automatic, it requires conscious thought and persistence. The good news is that you can do concrete things to move in any direction you want. Start today and you could be on your way to doing the things you’ve always dreamed of. Where will you begin?