What is your life’s direction? Are you trying to find meaning in your life? Do you know your purpose?
Everywhere we look, people or organizations are trying to influence us on how we should live. This causes us to participate in a social status competition that leads to accomplishments of goals that may have been mindlessly adopted. This can possibly lead to a life that lacks significance.
To keep your life’s long-term goal in mind, ask yourself these 3 questions:
- What impact do you want to leave on this world?
- How do others view you?
- How do you want to be remembered?
Ask yourself these questions before making decisions that can affect your direction of life. By reflecting on these 3 questions, it can help refocus your thoughts on your goals and values. This helps identify a path with the ending outcome in mind. When we think about how we want people to talk about us at the end of our life, we can create present day actions that correlate with this desired outcome.
If you are resistant to the changes that life brings, then this can be holding you back from achieving your life’s goals. When you live in the moment without keeping an eye on the future, it may be harder for you to attain your goals. You may get sidetracked onto a different path than you had anticipated. This will hinder you from reaching that storybook ending that you may have hoped to achieve. Reflection on the pages of your past high school yearbooks can remind you of how you changed and adapted over the years.
As you live through each page of your life’s book, consider the plan that you want to reach by the end. Will you arrive there by taking alternate plot twists that will take longer to reach this end goal? Or will you choose the fastest route to target the fairytale ending that initially gave you a life purpose and meaning?
If you are on the right path that will bring you the achievements you desire, continue to keep an eye on how you are doing with meeting your short-term objectives along the way. Occasionally, bring your mind back to these 3 questions to check-in to see if you’re the right path of your life’s direction. This is a plan that can help you to reach your fairytale ending and be remembered by others for the person and achievements that give your life meaningful purpose.