Ask yourself this, when was the last time you’ve honestly questioned, “What am I doing with my life?”
And I’m not talking about one of those classic, “Ahh sh*t I don’t know” responses here. No, I’m talking about an honest inquisition into the depths of your being.
It’s been a while, hasn’t it?
Quite a terrifying question to face, right? Trust me, I understand.
Still, it is a very important question to face, and one which actually isn’t so scary once you come to find yourself properly equipped for such a moment.
Honestly, you just need an end goal.
End goals are beautiful, end goals are the end result of being human. End goals are about experiencing love, travelling around the world, being truly happy, contributing to the planet, learning a new skill.
— Vishen Lakhiani, Mindvalley Founder and author of Mindvalley’s Becoming Limitless program
An earnest pursuit of this simple, yet profound concept, will surely provide you with a whole new direction in life. One that leaves you feeling empowered and likewise embarking upon a journey of steady and progressive growth.
Sounds nice, right?
Okay, so how do we get there? How do we actually go about ensuring that we have determined an adequate and empowering end goal?
A great question! And one we happen to have a rather beautiful response to. Let’s begin with these 4 powerful steps.
1. Deep Reflection On Past Experiences
First things first, pursue a deeper understanding of your past. In understanding where we are best suited to be going, we must first look to where we have been.
I have a little game for us to play here.
Well, no actually yea let’s call it a game.
Grab a pen and some paper. Not a new word document, or the notepad on your cell phone here either guys, trust me. Grab a pen and some paper.
Write ’END GOAL’ at the top of this paper and thoroughly set your intentions.
Now, write down your top 5 most memorable experiences. Good or bad, whatever, just write down the first 5 memories that come to mind.
Once you have these written down, let’s then go ahead and return to each one individually. Really focus on only one at a time and try to forget about the others as you do this. For each memory, write down 5 words. Verbs, nouns, emotions, whatever comes to mind.
Okay, now check this out.
Go back through this list of 25 words and look for repeats.
2. Find A Common Theme
Not just specific repeats either, but synonyms as well. Look also for anywhere that two or more words might fall into a similar category.
Group these words together into one, or perhaps two, maybe three categories, and find a common theme. Remember, we’re establishing an end goal here, something that will encompass and embody your entire life.
Ask yourself, what direction are the most powerful moments of my life guiding me?
Search for meaning within these categories, and as you do, question yourself. Question how you might be able to harness your own strength and use it to apply a positive influence in the direction of this meaning.
3. Isolate Your Talents and Desires
As you do this, begin brainstorming your own talents and desires.
Write them down in a list right next to this categorical one you’ve just created.
What are you best at in this life?
What do you enjoy doing the most?
Reflect deeply on these two questions and allow this list to become as long as you would like. You could even take this a step further and create categories here as well.
Once complete, again, start looking for overlapping themes.
4. Combine Everything Into One Vision
As what you remember to be the most powerful moments of your life begin to overlap with your strongest passions and desires, one all encompassing direction will begin to present itself.
An end goal.
Next, ask yourself the 3 most important questions in life, according to Vishen..
- What do I want to experience out of life?
- How do I want to grow?
- What do I want to contribute to the planet?
If you do this, everything will begin to become very clear.
Take all of it and give it some serious thought. Actually, better yet, meditate upon it all.
Ask yourself again, “What am I doing with my life?”, and watch as some new incredibly powerful images begin to pass through your mind.
From here, know that you’ve got this.
Start yourself a goal planner, holding your new end goal at its peak.
Take action, and begin the process of manifestation.
Did one of those memories from above bring about any big realizations for you? Share your thoughts in the comments below as we’d love to hear all about your journey towards Becoming Limitless.