How to Know What You Truly Want in Life

How to Know What You Truly Want in Life

Introduction (00:00:00)

  • To understand what you truly want in life, it's important to know where you are right now.
  • Imagine being lost in a forest and needing to find your way.
  • To do this, you need to know where you're going, where you are, and how to get from where you are to where you want to be.
  • This video will help you figure out where you are right now and look back at your past and present to understand what you truly want.
  • Don't get discouraged by the big questions; approach them as an adventure.
  • Give it a go and write down your thoughts to gain clarity.

Where We Are Right Now (00:01:35)

  • Consider what's working and what's not working in your work and life.
  • Write down your answers to gain clarity.
  • Reflect on the example provided about work and life.

Wheel of Life (00:03:57)

  • The Wheel of Life exercise helps assess where you are in life.
  • It involves rating 10 different areas of life on a scale of 0 to 10 based on alignment or satisfaction.
  • The areas include work, health, relationships, and joy.
  • Go through the categories and rate yourself.
  • Identify areas you want to work on.
  • Don't be too pessimistic; look for positive evidence and focus on marginal improvements.
  • Taking action and making progress can significantly boost motivation.

Truths Exercise (00:10:09)

  • List 10 things that you know are true about yourself right now.
  • These truths can be about anything (life, business, appearance, hobbies, etc.).
  • Make sure to focus on positive statements and avoid negative ones.
  • This exercise helps you recognize your progress and accomplishments.

How To Actually Know What You Want (00:12:08)

  • Avoid mimetic desire, which is the tendency to want things based on what others want.
  • Instead, focus on your own internal sense of self and authenticity.

Fulfillment Stories (00:13:18)

  • Identify 3-5 fulfillment stories from your life.
  • These stories should involve actions you took, where you did well by your own standards, and which brought you a sense of fulfillment.
  • Analyzing these stories can give you insights into what you truly want.

Energy Audit (00:15:57)

  • Look back on your calendar or activities from the past 2 weeks.
  • Identify which activities gave you energy (mark with a plus) and which drained your energy (mark with a minus).
  • This energy audit helps you understand what kind of work and activities align with your interests and values.

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