What do you want?

Over the past three months you’ve done enough thinking and put enough things in place to take the next step forward.

You have explored what you believe about yourself and put priorities in order.

You know the difference between real goals and fake goals and the questions to ask to go get what you want.

You’ve taken stock of 2014, celebrating what went well. You’ve had conversations with people in order to clear the air of any lingering misunderstandings or hurt feelings.

That’s all great! These things, and the others you’ve done so far this year, are helping you get what you want for your life.

Over the next few weeks, work on answering one simple but not necessarily easy question:

What do I want?

The primary problem with getting what you want is that often you don’t really know what you want.

It’s time to get clear about what you want.

I mentioned at the beginning of the year that we’re not going to rush through this process. We’re going to take time to get where we need to be. We’re going to do it right.

Don’t worry about racing forward. That will just be a waste of time if you don’t know what you’re racing forward to. That will just be a waste of time if you do it in a haphazard way.

One of the problems in deciding what to do is that you have too many things on your mind. Part of you wants to do them all at once and you end up getting overwhelmed. You falter and end up doing nothing.

Take the first step: throughout this coming week, write down all of the things you want to do. Don’t worry at this point if there are too many of them. Without judgment or self-criticism, without making a decision just yet, make the list.

While you’re thinking about and scribbling down items on your list, revisit previous blogs if you haven’t done the earlier work. It will make writing your list easier.

I’ll be making my list while you’re making yours.

I’ll meet you back here next week.

Have a great week!

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About Joe Serio

Dr. Joe Serio is a keynote speaker, trainer, and author who helps the people in your organization navigate resistance to change so they can move forward successfully.

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