Don’t Know What You Want? Take Two Minutes To Read This.

Because it’s the only question you have to answer.

Aug 4, 2016 · 2 min read

Life’s full of questions, but only one you have to answer.

What do you want?

What do you want in life? Your career? Your relationships?

It’s not an easy question, but here’s why you need to answer it.

If you can’t answer that question, you can’t do anything.

When you feel stuck in life, it’s not because of your circumstances.

It’s easy to blame that feeling on external forces, but internal ones are the real culprit.

You feel stuck because you don’t know what you want — not because you don’t have what you want.

You have more choices than you realize, but you can’t see them until you decide what to look for.

You don’t need the right answer, but you need an answer.

Spoiler alert: There is no right answer to the question “What do you want?”

There are infinite paths to a fulfilling life. What you want can, will, and should change.

But without an answer to the question, you have no compass.

Nothing to guide your decisions, motivate your pursuits, or fuel the confidence you need to succeed.

Don’t try to crack the code of a perfect life. Just choose an answer, be OK with it, and let it guide you.

It’s not forever — it’s just for now. The only wrong answer is a non-answer.

Even if the answer you pursue leads to a dead end, it’s still worth it because you will have learned a lot in the process.

Even failures carry value.

It’s what YOU want. Not what other people want.

Don’t plot your course on somebody else’s map.

The answer to the question is not what your parents, spouse, friends, or haters want for you.

It’s not what you think you should want.

Not what you used to want.

It’s what you want for yourself. Right now.

Consider it. Choose it. Go get it.

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