Week 49 – Is Paying Attention To What I Want A Selfish Act?

Is it selfish to want? Many were raised with the notion that we must only ask for what we really need. And we understand this to mean only the basic necessities of life. Too often wants are seen as selfish and materialistic.  Yet it is natural for the heart and soul to want out of life. Wants are the ideals that keep us searching and growing, store to reach our full potential. Wants add meaning, cialis spirit and soul to our life. They keep us looking forward and give us hope. And they are usually not material things. We may want to be more compassionate and kind towards others; to love, link heal and bring about peace in the world. There may be a budding artist or musician inside, dying to come out.

This week, allow yourself to ask yourself what you really want out of your life? What will make you jump out of bed each morning, filled with boundless energy? Here are six areas to stir your creative juices as you create an inspiring list of what you really want out of your life.

  1. What are 3-5 things you want more out of your relationships?
  2. What are 3-5 things you want to do to improve your skills, talents and abilities?
  3. What are 3-5 things you want to do to improve your overall well-being (e.g. fitness, nutrition, rest and relaxation, mental agility)?
  4. What are 3-5 places you want to visit?
  5. What are 3-4 things you’d like to try at least once?
  6. What else would you like to do, experience, and try?

I hope you have a long list. This is the stuff that inspires us to keep growing and to become our best selves. Start thinking about the reasons you want these things and how you can make them happen. Incorporate the most important items into your goals for next year.  My bet is your life will take a giant step forward in the right direction. And those around you will notice and benefit.

Dianne is a certified coach who helps individuals thrive as they successfully manage the dynamics of incessant demands; and the author of a new book: If There Are No Limits… A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. For more information, visit the book page on this website. 

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Dianne Gaudet is a certified Coach who is passionate about helping her clients manage the dynamics of continual life transitions as they reach new heights of personal and professional success. Helping Boomers create rich and inspired lifestyle plans for the retirement life they want is one of her greatest joys. Dianne is the author of a new book, If There Are No Limits... A guide to living with passion, purpose and possibilities. She is also a motivational speaker, teacher and world traveller.