What do you want with your life? A Question Everyone should ask
Life is like a magic mirror, it presents to you what you ask of her. In life, you can only get want you carefully plan to get. Nothing happen by accident. Everything is carefully structured.
Until you determine what you want with your life, you may never get the satisfaction and the happiness you desire. It is therefore necessary to determine exactly what you want and go for it. No matter what it takes!
Keep the end game in mind
Every action or choice results in an act. Meaning whatever you choose to do or not to do will lead to one thing or the other. My question is: what result or outcome do you want to have in life?
After your four years in UDS, what outcome do you want to have? What are striving to achieve? Are you just attending lectures because everyone is doing so? What do you want with your life?
There is something you want….
You have something inside of you. There is an inner voice that keeping whispering to you.
It keep telling you “love something go for it”. I don’t know what it is that love. But I know deep down, you have a desire, something that makes you tick.
What are you doing about it? Are you going to watch you dream die? What is the purpose of your life? How are you impacting the life of others?
You were not born to be normal
There are two categories of people in this world: those are who accept things as they are and those who challenge the status quo.
We have normal people and people who are different. The normal person lives a normal average life, earning normal income, having a usual relationships, going to lectures like everyone else, doing things like normal, follow the patterns and never want to break the rules.
The other people are the “crazy” curious people who are different. They are distinctly separate from the first, break the rules and make new ones.
They challenge themselves and bring out the best in them. They are eager to explore their environment. They go the extra mile and do things extraordinarily.
As a result they earn unusual money than the normal person, command more respect and they are noteworthy. They are change makers so the world worship them.
They create things that affect humanity. Life generally become unpleasant without their inventions. The world runs on their ideas.
So what do you want to be?
Normal mediocre, average person living an average life or creative, resourseful, energetic, different, innovative person creating things and impacting lives?
The truth is you were not created to be normal, middling, average person at all!
Once I caught this revelation, I resolve that day that I will not be normal anymore. I choose to be peculiar and exceptional in all my dealings.
I chose to learn and add value to my life. I choose to win! Yes I choose to win always. I said to myself “I gonna break the rules”
What about you? Do you want to live an average life and die an average person like everyone one else? What do you want in life?
You can create a revolutionary product or service
Are you waking up and doing things like everyone else or you are working on something revolutionary?
Like the co-founder of Apple Steve Jobs said when he was introduction the new IPhone at the first launch in 2007
“Every once in a while, a revolutionary product comes along that changes everything.
Well, today, we are introduction three revolutionary product of this class.
- The first one is a widescreen iPod with touch controls
- The second: is a revolutionary mobile phone
- And the third is a breakthrough internet communicating device.
………These three are not separate devices, this is one device we are calling IPhone”.
Well on that day, Apple reinvented the phone and they are reinventing it till today. What about you? What are reinventing or creating?
What will humanity remember you for? What is your goal? What are you doing with the gifting in you?
Are sleeping like everyone else? What do you want with your career? There are so many people who says “I just want to complete school get a nice job with good income, marry, have kids and die” this a normal life. Only a few people live to enjoy this fantasy.
If you complete school right now, what will happen with your life? Are you adding more value to your life right now?
What skills are developing aside you routine lectures? What are you doing to differentiate yourself from the masses?
Well, happiness in life comes only by doing what you love well. What do you love? Are you on the road to doing what you love? WILL THE COURSE YOU ARE PURSUING RIGHT NOW END YOU IN THE JOB YOU LOVE?
Accomplish something that is bigger and massive
If all you are working for is to earn enough money to pay your bills, and just be normal then, you still have a long way to go.
Because it’s going to be hard for you to build up and maintain a high level of commitment and enthusiasm.
To be truly happy and fulfilled, you must be working toward accomplishing something that is bigger than yourself.
Something greater than men can imagine and that makes a real difference in the life or work of others.
What are doing now with your life? What do you want? What is your passion? What is your desire, dream and aspirations? What should the world expect from you? How do you want to be remembered?
Once you get answers to these, throw you whole self into making that happen.
The now influence the future and the future influence the now
Most people don’t know where they want to be in the next 5, 10 15 years to come. They have no clear cut plans for the future. They have not even dream about it.
What you do today determine what the future will be like. You can’t sow a corn and reap a mango fruit right?
So it is also that if you fail to plan well for your future today, you can’t enjoy the benefits tomorrow. It is about time you start planning and creating the future from now.
Because when you are clear about what you want to become sometime in the future, it become easier to make decisions that are best for the future. Your vision for the future influences you actions for the present.
Rise up today and say yes to your life. Break the rules, think out of the box, imagine and create. It is possible you can win.
Please share your thoughts and ideas with me. What do you think? I love to see you drop your insights below.