How To Determine What Do You Want In Your Life?

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What do you really want in life? Most people don't discover what they want in life until it's time to die - and that's a shame. Most people spend the best years of their lives watching television or doing things they dislike. An author described humanity by saying, "Most people die at twenty and are buried at eighty." Are you one of the living zombies?


What do you really want in life? Some people struggle in answering such question. When asked what they want or what their goals in life are, many are unsure. They dillydally in their decision, hardly giving any thought about what they want in life. People without definite goals are letting time pass them by. Are you one of these people?


If you are undecided about what you want out of life, do not worry. There are many ways of discovering your purpose in life. To discover what you want in life, try looking deep into your heart. Oftentimes, people are ruled by logic. People live by what they think they should be or by what others like them to be. The discovery process is the perfect time to listen to your heart. What your heart desires comes from the whispers of your authentic self. Your authentic self is the real you.



Listen to your heart to be able to listen to your authentic self. What your heart says usually feels right. What your heart desires is what you usually love to do and this represents your passion. Anything done with passion is like play where the task is accomplished without hesitation. You pour out your very best and feel no pressure or resistance.


You will totally enjoy doing things that are your passion. Setbacks, difficulties, and obstacles will make it more challenging, but should not deter you from pursuing your goals. Naturally, there may be barriers that may prevent you from reaching your goal, but your heart's desire will find ways to overcome these barriers so that you may ultimately get what you want in life. Remember this: the universe supports people who are pursuing their passion and those who are pursuing their destiny.


However, this does not mean that you don't use your head. People are born with both the mind and heart. Your duty is to live your best life and be in harmony with your mind and heart. The poet Rumi wisely said, "Live completely in the head and you cannot feel the breath and rhythm of life. Live completely in the heart and you may find yourself acting like a love-struck fool with poor judgment and discipline. It's all a fine balance - the head and heart must forge a lifetime partnership if one wants to live a beautiful life."



Listen to your instinct. Part of human nature is the mysterious and spontaneous reaction on things. Often times, these are called instincts. Your authentic self communicates with you and guides you via instincts. Instincts are those gentle nudges that urge you to act and follow a certain path. Your role then is to listen attentively.


Often times, we listen to what others say and allow them to run our lives. Parents often do this to their children. "We come from a family of doctors, so my son must also be a doctor." How often do we hear this from parents who have good intentions for their children? Parents unconsciously block the true expression of their child's real self and calling. Friends and critics will discourage you and point out the impossibility of your dream. Before heeding their advice, evaluate the accomplishments of the critics. Did they achieve theirs dreams? Do they dream big at all?


Remember, it is your destiny that is in line, not theirs. It doesn't mean, though, that you will not listen to what other people say. Hear them out just the same. But the final decision should be yours. There is only thing to remember: Every person, to live truly and greatly, must define how he wants to live and what his brightest life will look like. Listen to your instincts and follow your heart's desire. You will never go wrong.
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  • Profile picture of the author michaelmyron
    great share,,,
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    • Profile picture of the author onesan
      What you say is great and inspiring, looks like it just came out of one of Paulo Coelho’s books. Follow your heart, your destiny, the universe conspires to help you achieve your dreams.
      I am a dreamer myself and all this sounds great, but truth is life is not always that glamorous as portrayed in books, movies and poems. When life hits you and you have to pay the rent and the bills, and you must make ends meet you need to pick up a job that pays well whether you like it or don’t.
      I do agree however that having one or more hobbies, getting out more and enjoying life, is what most people should do instead of burying themselves in work all day or, as you said, TV. You are right when saying people should listen to their passions and find more time for themselves and for the things they like.
      So don’t worry if your “purpose in life” is not saving the rain forest, bringing world peace or ending hunger, we need the office clerks as much as we need heroes. The key is not letting the routine kill your spirit.
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  • Profile picture of the author maile15
    Perfect,

    your passion to share this motivational thoughts is incredible. These are nearly Steve Jobs words, dont waste your life doing something, what is not fun for you. Start today and change your way of thinking!
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  • Profile picture of the author nimeni
    Good article, you made me think more about what I really want in life
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  • Profile picture of the author w@rrior
    Thanks everyone, I also think than we all have to listen to our heart and do what you want to do
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  • Profile picture of the author pheonixrises
    Originally Posted by w@rrior View Post

    An author described humanity by saying, "Most people die at twenty and are buried at eighty." Are you one of the living zombies?
    This in particular really got me. When you look around it really seems to be true for far too many people. Unfortunately, those who are already "dead" seem to resent those who are trying to keep themselves alive... Thanks so much for sharing!
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  • Profile picture of the author w@rrior
    Haha! We are all zombies pheonixrises maybe we think we are doing what we really want, but we aren't..maybe we'll figure it out at the end of our life.
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    • Profile picture of the author pheonixrises
      Originally Posted by w@rrior View Post

      Haha! We are all zombies pheonixrises maybe we think we are doing what we really want, but we aren't..maybe we'll figure it out at the end of our life.
      I like to think that at least some of the "zombie-ness" can be offset by simply being present and aware in every moment, regardless of what I do or don't want.

      Even in taking the quote that I liked as an example, there seems to be the suggestion that children are exempt from the zombie-state... maybe in keeping some of that in-the-moment wonder and not overanalyzing it and trying to find the answers for everything we can experience something different than simply waiting to die.

      We all have our own ways of making sense of our experience!
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  • Profile picture of the author skyjoe76
    When you are on purpose, everything flows for you. In the face of challenges, your support may present itself in the least expected manner.

    Nice article!
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  • Profile picture of the author kenshin193
    GOOD ARTICLE...great motivation for me today to kickstart my day!
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  • Profile picture of the author Jeremy Miner
    Knowing your purpose and value,makes you see what you really want in your life. A very heart warming and motivating Article
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  • Profile picture of the author Samrath Gupta
    Thankz a lot for such a nice share man !! I loved the way you represented things here
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  • Profile picture of the author gudrunsmith
    Great article.

    You are doing a great job
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  • Profile picture of the author MJ Christiansen
    wow, really great post! I'm gonna start using the qoute, “Most people die at twenty and are buried at eighty.”

    I've come to known that most people do know what they want out of life, but they always make excuses for not going after what they want. Sad, but very true. I certainly agree that most people die dead. We all have a choice, so what is the choice we will make? That's entirely up to us
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    • Profile picture of the author rafaelapolinario
      This is very inspiring. I remember what Paulo Coelho quoted in the Alchemist about fulfilling our Personal Legend. Our only real obligation in life. Thank you for sharing this.
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  • Profile picture of the author HasClicks
    I just want to have the time and money to be able to do what i love. Or make money doing what I love!
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