Are you following a script that someone else wrote for you? Are you pursuing goals that society, family, or friends tell you are important? Are you measuring your success by external standards that may not align with your values and desires? If you answered yes, this article will help you discover what you really want out of life.
If you’ve been living the life that other people expect instead of the one that lights you up inside, it’s time to ask yourself the following questions. What if you could rewrite your own script? What if you could delete all the expectations and demands of others and listen only to what your soul wants? What if you could define success on your own terms and feel fulfilled by what you do? What if you could live a life you don’t want to escape?
That’s what this blog post is about. It’s about helping you reflect on the question, “What do you really want out of life?” It’s about finding the path to your purpose, passion, and happiness.
But what if you don’t know what makes you happy? What if you feel lost, confused, stuck, or like you don’t have control over your life? What if you have no clue what your soul wants?
Don’t worry. You are not alone. Many people struggle with these questions and feelings at some point in their lives. I know because I have. The good news is that there are ways to discover your true self and authentic happiness, and I am here to show you how.
Here are some tips to help you discover what you really want out of life:
Listen to your intuition. Pay attention to your gut feelings, inner voice, and hunches. They often guide you to what is meant for you.
Ask for help. Seek guidance from a coach, a mentor, a therapist, a friend, or anyone who can support you on your journey. You don’t have to do it alone.
Be open-minded. Don’t limit yourself by your beliefs, assumptions, or fears. Be willing to challenge yourself and expand your horizons.
Be patient. Finding your happiness is not a quick fix or a magic formula. It takes time, effort, and perseverance. Trust the process and enjoy the journey.
As you follow these tips, you may discover some clues or insights that reveal your true calling. You may also find gaps or conflicts between what you want and what you have. That’s okay. That’s where the opportunity for growth and change lies.
Creating the vision and bringing it to life:
The first step is to create a vision for your ideal life. Imagine how it would look and feel if you lived in alignment with your soul’s desires. Be as specific and vivid as possible. Use words, images, sounds, or any other sensory details that help you visualize your dream.
Create a Vision Statement
Then, write down your vision in the present tense as if it were already happening. For example, “I am a successful writer who inspires millions of people with my stories,” “I am a happy mother who spends quality time with my children and supports their growth,” or “I am a well-known, respected facilitator of women’s sisterhood circles, and women travel from all over the country to attend my gatherings.” (By the way – if you’re interested in attending in-person or online women’s circles,click here. Trust me.)
Vision Boards: Potent Tools to Help You Discover What You Really Want Out of Life
Next, create a visual representation of your vision. A vision board is a powerful tool to help you visualize your goals and dreams. It can also help you discover what you really want out of life and how to align your actions with your values. Here are some steps to create and use a vision board effectively:
1. Find a large board or poster and some magazines, photos, stickers, or anything else that inspires you. You can also create online vision boards if you don’t have access to poster boards and printed images.
2. Think about what areas of your life you want to improve or change, such as health, career, relationships, spirituality, etc.
3. Cut out images and words representing your ideal outcomes and feelings in those areas. Be specific and choose things that make you happy and excited.
4. Arrange them on your board in a way that makes sense to you. You can use different sections for different areas or mix them up. Leave some space for new things that may come up later.
5. Place your board anywhere you can see it daily, such as your bedroom, office, or living room. Look at it often and imagine yourself living your dream life.
6. Take action towards your goals daily, even small ones. Use your board as a reminder and a motivator to stay focused and positive.
A vision board can help you dive deep into what you really want out of life and align your daily choices with those desires. It can also boost your confidence, creativity, and happiness. Try it out and see what amazing things happen!
Remember, this is not a one-time exercise. It’s an ongoing process of self-discovery and self-creation. You can always revisit and revise your answers, vision, and plan as you grow and evolve. You can also seek feedback and support from others who share your values and goals.
As Robin S. Sharma said, “But nothing will fill your heart with a greater sense of regret than lying on your deathbed knowing that you did not live your life and do your dreams.” Staying true to yourself and following your heart is the most important thing. That’s how you discover what you really want out of life. That’s how you create your own definition of success. And that’s how you arrive at your deathbed with fewer regrets.
Are you ready to stop living life according to everyone else’s expectations and start getting what you really want out of life? Cast your vote below and let me know!