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In February we took a look back at where we’ve been. This month, as we move further down the course of our new era, it’s important to have a clear idea of where we’re going, what we want in life and who we want to be.
Defining what we want seems like an easy task but it’s often harder to do than we think. What do you want out of love? Work? Life? These aren’t easy questions to answer, especially when what we want is so influenced by our environments and especially when (for those living in “developed” countries) the possibilities of what your life can be are almost boundless.
I’ve found that answering that question needs to be an ongoing dialogue with yourself. And a very honest one. It requires trial and error; observation (knowing what’s possible by seeing what others can do); and it requires stepping outside of yourself and discovering new things.
This year, I took a huge step in shaping my own destination. I left my job and launched un’ruly… and moved to Paris; a big change but a change that was easy to make because of an acute understanding of how I want my life to be. And although taking that step has had its challenges, it’s made me happy and content with life on a very deep level.
So this month we’ll be taking a look at ways of identifying what we really want out of life. We’ll look at orthodox methods (role models) and unorthodox methods (jealousy). We encourage you to begin, if you haven’t already, this very important internal dialogue and start shaping your own destination.