Earlier this week a badass babe in my fitness group asked “What do you want out of life?” It is a very good and thought pondering question. I personally love these kind of exercises in which you look deep inside. I am a goal oriented person and I am always making lists of things I want to work towards or consider later, or accomplish in 1, 5, 10 years, but even with all those mini accomplishments pending, what do I want big picture? A simple life I gather, not aiming for extravagance, but end goal: a life filled with happiness.
This is what I came up with:
- I want to be happy. I want to do things I want to do and care less about what other people think.
- I want to have a long marriage with my husband, forever and a day.
- I want to be successful in my career, I want to continue to move around and up further closer to retirement into higher levels. I want to retire by age 55. I want to retire with a set yearly income goal I have already chose and working towards.
- I want to be a homeowner with a paid outright mortgage. I want to move only once more (twice max if I should ever get old). I want this before retirement.
- I want my son to grow up and be successful, but have him define his own success, not what I feel is successful.
- I want to give experiences, receive experiences and let those be treasured over materials. I want a lifetime of memories.
- I want to stay as active and healthy as I can for as long as I can. I want to live a long life.
- I want to always be humble, charitable and giving. I want to always continue to do things for others and feel good about it.
- I want to love me for me. I want to embrace that I was born unique and hopefully be remembered by those I love for those oddities.
- I want to smile lots and at least once every single day for the rest of my life, despite what curveballs might be thrown my way!
- I want to accommodate and be flexible to change, even if these goals change above. I will always make new goals and dreams and work towards whatever my priorities of that time in my life are.
So, have you thought big picture what you want out of life? How would you answer that question? What goals do you have set for yourself to accomplish? What is it that will keep you smiling each day? I encourage you to take some time to think about it, even write it down and refer to it on days you aren’t sure where you are at or where you are going. Most importantly, never be afraid of change and wanting something new, we are all growing daily and our minds change!