What Do You Really Want?

Some people say they want to be a doctor…but do they? More than likely there is a larger underlying reason that fuels their want to become a doctor. Whether that be because they like healing others, helping others, the prestige of being a doctor, or the money…. it is important they know it. For everyone, the larger underlying motive that drives each of our actions is different. To continue with this example, becoming a doctor is only one avenue in which you are fulfilling that deeper reason for living.

So why is this important? It is important to know because what if you aren’t going down the most effective or efficient path. Or if you are stuck and don’t know what career to pursue, maybe understanding the broader desires of your heart will help clarify the pursuits of action available to fulfill that desire. There are so many paths to choose from, but many of us (myself included), get too narrow-minded about things, but the fact is that there are so many paths you can take. I think understanding this makes taking the leap from safety and security to a world full of risk and potential high reward much easier. You understand that even if this current path your on doesn’t work out, that you still have the ability to get to your final destination, because there is always another path to fall back on.

So what do you really want? Is it money? Fame? To be free? To serve others? Figure that out first, then decide how to get there. Especially if you are in high school, don’t look at a long list of potential majors, close your eyes, and randomly pick one. In fact, forget college all together, but that’s besides the point. The point is, be intentional in what you decide to do with your life, and to do that, you must understand your core driving force.

If you are unsure what the next step is for you to take in your career, answer one question and the rest will fall into place.

What Do You Really Want?

Gregory AlexanderComment