Wednesday, January 16, 2008

Who Am I and What Do I Want?

With the new year now in full swing, many people are looking to start the next twelve months off with a positive change in their lives. What do I want to do this year and how am I going to accomplish this? For many, the answer is "I don't know what I want" or "I don't know how to get where I want".The issue is that people tend to focus on trying to find answers but they tend to neglect asking themselves the right questions.
How do you know what it is that you are looking for if you don't even know what you want? How are you supposed to find something that you will find fulfilling in your life if you don't know what it is that you are passionate about? The key is to begin searching for the answers from within.
Stop looking for answers from the outside because you'll only be living the life that others want you to live and you will not be creating your own true identity!
Begin to reflect on what it is that truly makes you tick and what it is that you are passionate about. Once you figure these things out it'll become easier for you to begin searching for ways to realize your true potential.
Here's an exercise that can help you in finding yourself. Find a place where you can really relax and have some undisturbed time to yourself. Give yourself some time and reflect back on your life with all of the experiences that have led you to the point that you are at today. Begin from where you are now and then begin to look back to the events that led you to this moment and continue to work your way backwards year by year. Focus on the paths that you chose and how they made you feel. Think about the people that you met and how they impacted your life (both positively and negatively). Reflect on the positive influences and think about what it was that they did which left a footprint in your life. Also, remember those who may have guided you in an unfavourable direction and learn from those experiences so that you may avoid similar occurrences from happening in the future.
The longer you spend on finding yourself, the stronger and more confident you will become in knowing who you are and what it is that you would like to accomplish with your life.

Thank you to whoever emailed me the link to this original post...a friend of mine sent me this text knowing I was going through a difficult time... the original post can be found here:


Carol Emma said...

Hi Kim,
I hope you are finding yourself!
I have found 3 or 4 different selves and it is very confusing! I can't figure out which one to be! But I will take your great advice. I'm sure it will help....very good post.

Anonymous said...

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