Who are you? Why are you here? What do you want?
I asked this question of my students recently. Not because I wanted definitive answers but to get them thinking in big picture terms.
There’s another question that sums it up nicely:
Do you know where you’re going with your life?
Before you can be clear on your life’s purpose, it helps to have an idea of the kind of direction you want to go in.
Get used to thinking in that way. What is your direction?
Our culture can tend to be very outcome-oriented… We want the fix and we want it now! So when we get asked, “Where do you want to go in life?”, we normally think of the answer as a destination. This can lead to a lot of pressure because it’s hard to know exactly where you want to go until you have a sense of direction.
So instead when you’re thinking about what excites you and what you want to experience more of, don’t think in single subjects anymore. Think in clouds of subjects and generate momentum from there!