There is often a lot of focus on staying hungry for what you want, and consistently moving towards those goals. But what if you don’t know what you want? What if the goals you were so certain would make you happy to achieve, no longer provide any motivation as you’ve grown and changed over time, and you don’t quite know where you want to go from here?
One way to start the ball rolling, is to simply start moving AWAY from what you know you DON’T want. These could be people that don’t share your values or are actually quite toxic to your mindset, or it could be a career which challenged you at the time, but you now find monotonous. Maybe you’re just purely sick of the same old stories at the office Christmas Party, and you can’t bear it any longer.
If you find yourself just sitting around waiting for a sign for what to do next, how about just moving away from what you don’t want? This doesn’t have to be as drastic as quitting your job, buying into a burger franchise and starting a whole new running race, but start making changes nonetheless. Try something new that you wouldn’t have usually done.
Say yes to dinner with a new group of people you hardly know, if you usually spend a lot of time stuck in the office then find opportunities to spend more time outside, if you’re sick of the gym try a new sport that you know nothing about, read a book you wouldn’t usually look twice at. Keep going until something peaks you interest, and then follow those breadcrumbs until you find your new purpose.
The gold is way down below, further down than you thought you could ever dig.
When you push yourself to the very edges of your comfort zone, or where you ever thought you could possibly get to. That’s when you find out what you’re made of, that you are capable of so much more than you thought, and find your own personal brand of magic.
So dig deep, dig all the way to the bottom, and then dig some more.
I know my answer is yes.
Some think their answer to this question is a yes, but when the grind really gets going, they start to backpeddle.
This concept got me thinking today, because I have been soo incredibly guilty of this in the past, and yet right now I find myself in the middle of my busiest time of year, working from before sunrise to after sunset, half out of my mind, teetering on the edge of madness because I’m so tired, and I still know I don’t want to quit. If anything I want more… I just have to figure out how to make that happen.
I know, I know, it doesn’t sound very “healthy”…. You know what else isn’t healthy? Hating your life and where you find yourself, feeling the despair well up in you because you’re sitting in the middle of another social gathering you feel obliged to attend, trying to stop yourself thinking about how unhappy you are with where you life is, and how much work it’s going to take to turn it all around. At least I’m moving forward.
As painfully slow as I feel the progress is, I feel that it is in fact progress, and that I am moving in the right direction, at least for now.
So yes, I can in fact say that I do want it. I am 100% thirsty for success. What’s your answer? What do you want?
Have a fantastic and successful day today!
As much as we might want our goals when we first lock them in and decide to go for gold, sometimes it’s easy to lose track and forget how that hunger felt.
Here are a few ideas to keep that fire stoked:
- Have a routine and hit those goals regularly: Sometimes we’d rather sleep in when we need to get up and workout, or stay out an extra few hours when we have something important to do in the morning. If it’s a habit to hit those goals, you’ll be more likely to just get and do what needs to be done, and once you start you soon start enjoying it!
- Use a vision board: Fill up a board or poster with images that inspire you to keep pushing with your goals, and update and add new images regularly to keep it fresh and exciting!
- Hang around people who want the same things: if you don’t know these people, meet them. If you are having trouble finding them in your neighbourhood, maybe try some groups online!
- Find your mentors: These don’t necessarily need to be people that you actually know, you can follow and be inspired be someone’s career or journey without actually having the chance to meet them!
Have a productive day!