I used to ask myself, what do I want to be when I grow up? What do I want from life? At 27 years old, I still have no clear idea. The best answer I could come up with, would be that I want happiness and fulfillment, both of which are outcomes of my choices rather than choices in themselves. I think many other people must feel the same.
Instead of asking such a large and difficult question to yourself, try this. What do you want from today? What do you want from this week? What do you want one month from now?
If you deal with the little things, one at a time, the big things seem to work out. Living life in such a way has led me to from Korea to Norway to build a boat and I am ever so happy. It will soon lead me to Iceland too. I expect that I will love it. Everyday I do something I want to do. Everyday is filled with a series of small things that sustain happiness and in the longer term, offer fulfilment.
Ask yourself, what do you want from today and don’t worry about what you want from your life. The question is too big and it hurts our little minds.
Then go do that thing that you want to do today.