We spend a lifetime searching for who we are supposed to be. The process is long and arduous, getting new jobs, taking on a new sport and even marrying someone else, because that is what we think will get us closer to our goal of self understanding. It’s a constantly moving target it seems with very little resolve.
The quickest way to this self understanding may be to understand what we are not. Kids are great examples of this. They speak so freely about what they want and what they don’t like. It’s only with age that we learn these rules of what we should and shouldn’t do.
What do you want to do? It’s a very common question that we hear, get asked and ask others, a lot. You could put this question in a hat with others like, Who are you? What do you want to be? What do you believe in? I think the last question is a great one. Knowing what you believe in will answer many questions at once. For example, if you know what you believe in, it will be easier for you to answer the “What do you want to do?” question, because you definitely will know what you DON’T want to do, so it should make the path to that answer easier.
Trusting your feelings and yourself is a hard thing to do. It takes a lot of practice, knowledge and experience. As we get older, this process gets easier. We are able to navigate the minefield of bad decisions as we understand their impact. Standing by our belief’s and making decisions based upon them, give us stability and confidence. It makes us feel like we did the right thing.
Take a risk and do something you truly believe in today, then bask in the freedom.