Many people are dissatisfied with where they are in their lives, but, when asked what it is they want instead, have a hard time articulating a response. The art of creating a clear vision is an important one. When someone comes to me for my advice on life, career, etc. and seems to be struggling with a sense of direction, I only half-jokingly ask them “How can the universe give you what you want unless it knows what it is?” So I thought I’d spend a little time summarizing some of the best approaches I’ve run across for clarifying the path.
I am starting with the assumption that each of us has unique gifts and talents, and that part of our job in the world is to figure out what those are and put them into service. This allows us to align our own best interests with those of the world and the people around us. [Read more…]