Some exercises that will help you understand what you actually need to deal with.
If you get up every morning full of energy and creative ideas, you’re on your way. If you hate the ringing of alarm clock and get up in a bad mood – it’s time to change your job. Here are some exercises that will help you understand what you need to deal with in reality.
Exercise 1. Return the childish interest
Do you know the difference between a genius and a common man? A genius defends his right to do what he likes. Typically, this occurs at the very early age.
Ask yourself what you loved to do in your childhood. Write three things that you really liked to do in childhood. This is a small tip, where to seek.
Exercise 2: Looking for regularity: 20 favorite things
Now let’s make a list of your 20 favorite activities. Maybe some of them may be commonplace (for example, to eat delicious meal), but write them down anyway. When the list is ready, look closely at the points. Do you see the regularity? Maybe in your list cases related to helping people are prevalent? Or sports activities? Or things connected with peaceful monotonous work?
Understand, in which groups this list can be divided. It will help you understand what kind of life you want to live.
Exercise 3: Your ideal surroundings
If noone believes in you, it becomes even more difficult to believe in yourself. That is why the environment that creates winners almost always consists of winners. Unfortunately, the environment in which we are accustomed to grow up, is not always favourable to the creation of geniuses.
Imagine that the world has changed. And the next morning, it will be filled with poeple that you want. What are these people? What qualities do they possess? Maybe they are all creative, or, on the contrary?
What have you learned about yourself and what do you need to fully express yourself?
Exercise 4. Five Lives
Now imagine: you have five lives. And in each of them you can become who you want. How are you going to live these five lives?
You can adjust this exercise for yourself. If you need three lifes – take three. Need ten – nothing can stop you. I chose five because I like this number.
So, imagine that you devoted one life to biology, the second one to traveling, the third – to making a big family with lots of children, the fourth you’re a sculptor, and in the fifth – an astronaut. What is the favorite one?
The most important thing here to understand the following: if you have to choose just one life, even the one that you like the most, you still will miss the rest. Because they are your integral part. And it’s sad.
In the world there are people born for one purpose, but it is a rare exception. Each of your lifes contains something that you really like and what you need. And you can bring it into your life.
Exercise 5. My perfect day
Now we have a long walk to your imagination. Take a pen and write down how you see your perfect day?
Living this day in present time in all the details: when and where you wake up, how your house looks like, who is close to you, what you eat for breakfast, what clothes you wear, what you do, what kind of work you are busy, at home or in the office?
Do not limit your imagination. Describe a day that would live, whether you have absolute freedom, unlimited funds and all the powers and abilities, which you only dreamed of.
After the list is compiled, divide all your fantasies into three groups:
Because of this, you need the air.
Optionally, but still would love to have.
Without which it can do without.
Our life is a life experience, stories, roles, relationships, wages, skills. Something of this we choose. Something of what we call our choice really is a compromise. Anything at all an accident. Something of this is necessary and very expensive. But all this – not you.
Focus on yourself. Find what you love. And begin to move toward its destination.