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Life And Goals: What's The Point?

A woman has different dreams as she goes through life. At age 15, all she may want is to find a good boyfriend and get into a great college. At 21, all she may want is to find a good job. At 25, she may want to reach the peak of her career, start saving for a condo or a house, and possibly start thinking of getting married. Life tends to get more complicated the older we get, but it's up to us to let it get to us or not.

As a girl in her late 20's, this is what I notice my generation desiring: most of us at this age want to be the best in our chosen fields, we want to have the trappings of full independence, and we want to be able to enjoy what we earn on experiences and purchases that make our life fuller.

I noticed, with the people of my parents' generation, that it is a big deal to have the success, or even just the appearance of success. They would want to be known as having accomplished something great. Their self-worth is largely anchored on their career success.

Our generation, the generation of 20-somethings, on the other hand, prioritizes enjoying life and living it to the full. Sure, we like money and being able to enjoy it, but that's not what life is all about for most people from my generation. We are the generation that values friendships: we value relationships and our decisions are made in light of that value.

That being said, I was wondering:

  • Where are you at in life right now?
  • What are the things that matter most for you?
  • What are the things or experiences that add value to your life?
  • Where would you want your life to be, 5 years from now? Ten years from now?

Setting goals is not just about listing a bucket list and ticking them off. You have to determine if they're really important to get to your ultimate goal.

Ultimately, you have to ask yourself; not just when you hit a crossroad in life, but regularly, as the seasons in your life change: What One Thing would I honestly want my life to be about?

When you understand that, you would then design your life to head towards that goal.

Happy introspection!

-The Scribbler

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