Monday, August 22, 2011

Know what you want

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If you don´t know where you´re going, how do you expect to know when you get there?
Knowing what you want to do with your life is crucial when you want to move forward. It´s hard to motivate yourself when you don´t have a clear idea of your likes, dislikes and ambitions. It means channelling your energy and willpower toward something that is really important to you and makes you happy. 
I think you already know that it´s much easier to be excellent in something that´s close to your heart than in something you´re doing just because you have to. 
Don´t listen to those who tell you that it´s impossible! You have the power to make things happen, but you must learn to work with it.



I´ve been working on this for quite some time. It´s not always easy, because there are many people around me who are the champions of "it is impossible" phrase (sadly, my parents make part of them, so sometimes
it´s a day-to-day struggle). But there is this little exercise that, I feel, can really help:

Take a week to put together a list of things you love to do. Think about it when you have a few minutes for yourself, write it down, than think some more. Let your thoughts settle down and be organized. 
And after a week, go through your list and search for a pattern. Is there something that links together all the items on your list? Bingo! This is the activity that makes you happy, and you should spend as much time doing it as possible!

I know it may seem easy. But if you gave a serious thought to this post, you already know that introspection can be pretty difficult and sometimes even painful. But if it makes you move forward, it´s always worth it! And if you feel like sharing your own experience, feel free to drop me an e-mail. Every opinion matters!



9 comments:

  1. I completely agree. You can't work toward something without a goal...

    Yours Truly,
    Tam

    www.yourstrulytam.com

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  2. Agreed!
    Also, thank you so much for the lovely comment =)

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  3. I love ypur blog posts! They are always so motivating and inspiring : D Happy monday babe xx

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  5. Very well written, Ivana! I agree with what you said. Good post!


    Jessie
    www.mixandchic.com

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  6. great post! i totally agree that is important to have a goal and stick to it! but it's also important to enjoy the journey towards your goal :)

    xxx,

    Fashion Fractions

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  7. I'm at the cross roads at the moment, great inspiration!

    http://tulipsandtulle.blogspot.com/

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  8. so true! sometimes figuring out what you want is 1/2 the battle!

    love from San Francisco,
    Britt+Whit

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