Monday Question: What Do You Desire?

Many people face this question everyday deciding what do we want to do or how do we want to spend our life. This can be a difficult and perplexing when figuring out what direction our life is headed. Often times we do things we don’t like or feel like we have to do. This can potentially make us miserable and live life on a day to day basis. Without following our desires or dreams it can hold us back from living the life we are destined to live.

Where to Start

I often get asked “I want to go after my dreams and passion but it’s not that simple for me I don’t know how to actually get started”. This can be a conundrum for many of us because just starting can be the most challenging and sometimes overwhelming time. We all know saying what we want to do is easy compared to actually actively trying to achieve it. Most aficionados will tell you that the best way to “get started” is to just start. Often times we get bogged down with the process of starting that we delay actually starting. We all know that for any amount of success we need a plan, but sometimes we need to just start the process then go back and clean up the particulars.

Take Control of Your Life

Many of us want to follow our dreams or passions but seem to never do so. This happens often because we let obstacles such as failure, monetary issues and social/family pressures that influence our lives. These are all justified reasons to claim why we never went after what we really wanted. On the hand if we never follow our heart we might regret it in the future. About a month in a half ago someone express to me “I can’t follow my dreams because that doesn’t make enough money…so I rather do something that is guaranteed to make money”. This statement had me pondering for several weeks, because as we all know money is important to live in today’s society. Then I came to the realization that if we base our lives solely on money we will live a pretty empty and passionless life. We may have a lot of money but deep down we know that we are unhappy. If we choose monetary gain over our heart’s passion.

Final Thoughts

A great philosopher once said “It’s better to have a short life doing what you love than a long life doing what you have to”. This simply means doing what you love will give you the maximum amount of happiness in our lives. This bring up the question what would you do if money wasn’t an option? Comment below & if you liked this post please share!

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About Jay Colby

Some would categorize me as an entrepreneur, life coach, son, friend and all of the above. I’m just another person trying to find my way in this world. Until recently, I was unsure what my path in this life would consist of. Like many others I was between I know what I want to do but not sure if that’s what I’m supposed to do. I am currently finishing my degree in something that has nothing to do with becoming a writer or entrepreneur so automatically it qualifies me to become one right! Follow me as I go through this journey called life to impact and encourage one person at a time.
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100 Responses to Monday Question: What Do You Desire?

  1. That statement of job stability is always in my head, yet I trust that if God gave me the gift, He will provide financially.

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  2. Cynthia Lynn says:

    There is only one thing I want and that is to return to my hometown, Santa Barbara, California. There is not a day that goes by that I do not lament my move to a town that Social Security Disability income would cover the cost of living. However, I have learned that no matter one’s income there still will be the appearance of a need for more. Having retired at 52 had given me ample leisure to discover the passions that now fill my days. In contrast, working 8 hours 5 days a week left no time to discover anything but perhaps a new recipe for dinner. I do not think I would change what forced me into retirement, spending 8 hours 5 days a week engaged in my passions is not comparable to any of my losses, save the necessity to move.

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  3. adviseml says:

    Great post, well thought statements

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  4. Vinay says:

    “It’s better to have a short life doing what you love than a long life doing what you have to.”
    I really loved this statement! All your posts are really energising and motivating.

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  5. If money was not an issue I would be reading a lot of books, and writing my own stories (fiction and non-fiction). I would also be helping the poor with basic needs like food and shelter. Finally I would travel all over the world.

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  6. Jake Goodwin says:

    This is awesome! I’m very much in this spot now and your perspective sheds new light on making a move now and worrying about connecting the dots later! Great article Jay, thanks for posting!

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