What do you want out of life?

Life is about pursuing personal expression, about growing and learning. There are virtually no limits for human potential. The big question is: What exactly do you want to experience? What do you want in your life? Most of us go through life trying to fit in, trying to please others. Unfortunately, by doing so, we are willing to compromise our ideas and values and most of who we are just to try and get approval. In this process we rarely stop to think about what we really want to experience or what course our lives are taking.

The first principle of success is knowing exactly what you want. After all, without knowing exactly what you desire, how do you know when you get it? Or, how do you determine if you are moving in the right direction? Having an idea of what you want in life is what gives purpose to life; it gives you the ability to focus your time, talents and effort in order to attain the object of your desire. In order to achieve “success” we first need to determine what we desire to achieve.

The main difference in how people live their lives lies in the understanding of what their life’s purpose is. Many people keep asking themselves this question, yet they have no answer and seem to be simply going from one job to another, from one relationship to another– just doing enough to get by. Without clear goals and objectives, life becomes a trip without a single destination, similar to a man who just drives around in his car without knowing where he’s heading. People who have a clear vision of what they want and have clear objectives and goals always seem to be moving towards their main purpose; they don’t waste their time with useless activities. In fact, they always appear to have more energy and seem to be happier.

Sample from Street Smarts The Business of Life