Do you ever take stock of your life and think about why you do the things you do, or are you just drifting through life wherever your current circumstances take you? If you’re happy and content, then great. Keep doing what you’re doing. But if you’re not, it may be time to change strategies.
Where are you going, but more importantly why are you going? In other words, what’s the point? It’s so important to have a clear “why” because it becomes your compass that helps to direct you on your journey through life.
Imagine two people who want to become doctors. Person #1 has a passion and desire to help people and believes that being a doctor would be a rewarding way to do that. Person #2 wants to be a doctor because of the prestige and the opportunity to earn a good income. Both become doctors, they essentially end up at the same destination, but the whys are very different. Who’s to say what the end result may be regarding how satisfied each of them are as doctors. There are opportunities for each of them to accomplish what they sought and to satisfy the why, but there are also opportunities for each of them to be greatly disappointed. That is why it is important to find and appreciate the intrinsic value of what you do and why you do it each and every day.
The point of this article is “What’s the Point of Your Life”? At the end of the day what do you want your life to be about? Only you can decide that and only you can determine if you are successful or not. In my experience, those who are clear on what their life is about can articulate their purpose in just a few words. You’ll know when you have this clarity and are on the right track because it will feel right, just like your favorite pair of jeans.