Since making the decision to go back to work, I’ve been asked a question that I believe most people have a hard time answering.
What do you want?
You would think it wouldn’t be so hard, right? We humans are selfish people at times. We make lists like this constantly. For instance, if I won the lottery of any significant size I have a list of things I would do – I know exactly what I would want in that instance.
But, untethered to some unrealistic situation? Notsomuch.
I’ve been thinking a lot about this question lately. It’s occurred to me that while I can’t completely answer “what I want”, I can answer quickly and assuredly what I don’t want. But it’s not the same thing is it? Subtracting the list of things I don’t want from the great list of potential things possible does not equal “what I want”.
What about you? Do you know what you want? How did you define it?