“Tell me what you want, what you really, really want,” …remember that song by the Spice Girls? Every time I question what it is that I really want, that song pops into my head. I actually really like that it does because it’s a fun reminder that I need to take some time to figure out what it is that I really, really want. The things that we want change, grow, and evolve over time so it’s a good idea to carve out some time to figure out what your deep wants are from time to time.
Here’s the thing, most of us have our daily wants; things like coffee, music, watching your favorite show and so on. But it’s important to discover what your deeper wants are, life-changing wants; things like a new career, a new home, a college degree, deeper relationships, etc.
If you can get in touch with those desires, you can create them! Becoming aware of your true wishes is the 1st step in manifesting them into reality.
So, how do you become aware of our true “wants?” You may be thinking it’s something that can be pushed aside, that’s it’s really not all that important. But, you would be sorely mistaken. It’s a vital component to your happiness and fulfillment.
Start off by finding a nice quiet space, one void of distractions. That means no kids, no spouse, no Facebook, no phone. This is your time to discover what’s important to you so own it.
Once you’ve found your quiet place with a chunk of uninterrupted time, take out a blank piece of paper. At the top of the page write, “I deeply want…” then simply listen to your heart, write, and let your “wants” pour out onto the page. No desire is too big or too small, and no desire is dumb.
Your thoughts may be slow at first, but don’t give up. You can start small and as you begin writing, ideas will begin to flow. As your list grows, let your desires grow as well; dream big. Don’t be afraid! These are your deepest desires. Get excited and think, “what if…”
Once you have your list, read over it and let the excitement wash over you. From that list select the ones that stir the most excitement within you and put check marks next to them. In order to receive what you desire, you need to take some action toward it.
Write your top desires on a separate piece of paper with space under each one. Now, under each of your top choices, simply write 1-2 things that you could do to move towards that dream.
Don’t let this step intimidate you. Writing down your goals doesn’t mean they are written in blood. These things will always be evolving and changing but thinking about the actions you can take and writing those actions down stirs things up and will start the process of moving toward your deepest desires.
It’s a vital step in discovering your true wants and discovering your true wants is vital to your success and happiness. So, now all you have to do is make the time and do it. You deserve this! You really do!