Do you really know what you want out of life? Or are you one of those people who doesn't discover the answer to that question until time is almost at an end?
So many people in our culture spend countless hours watching television or wasting time doing something they really don't like. One famous quote puts it quite well: "Most people die at twenty and are buried at eighty." They are like living zombies.
You many be one of those people who are unsure of what you really want out of life. You can't make a decision or you just decide not to decide. People without definite goals are letting time pass them by.
If you count yourself among this crowd, there is no reason to stay that way. You can always refocus on new goals, and discover a new determination to meet those goals, no matter how old you are. But it does take effort.
You must be willing to look deep into your heart. Yes, your logical mind can give you clues to your deepest goals... but to discover what you really want, suspend your logical mind for a moment and ask... what are you really passionate about? What do you really want?
To listen to your heart you need to quiet your mind and spend some quiet time rediscovering what it is you really love to do, what brings you joy? for what do you have real passion? If you have a passion for something, it never feels like work. It's a joy to do it. Even if there are setbacks and obstacles in your way, your passion will carry you through.
Of course, listening to your heart does not mean you shut off your mind altogether. You must find a proper balance between the two. More on that in tomorrow's post.