This I write for those of you who are running around, from one thing to the next, on the endless hamster wheel of urgency and overwhelm.
This I write for the people who are stuck in inertia, frozen in fear, incapacitated by doubt.
This I write for the people who are like a kid in the candy shop, with too many delightfully sweet treats to choose from that they end up wholly unsatisfied.
There's a simple answer to knowing what to do next.
And it comes in the form of a question.
What do you want? (Ask yourself that.)
Pretty straight forward and yet for so many it's utterly confusing.
Let's start with what this does NOT mean.
It does NOT mean…
- What am I supposed to do?
- What should I do?
- What would be the most productive, most lucrative, most sensible thing to do?
- What am I trained to do?
- What could I fit into this bit of time I have right now?
- What would be practical, safe, or just enough?
- What would impress them or promote me the best?
- What do they want? In particular, what do my mother, father, sister, brother, best friend, husband, wife, child, clients, coach, business guru want?
It's not any of those.
It simply means what do you want right now, in this moment.
If you're having trouble wrapping your head around that or need other ways of saying it, here you go…
- What am most drawn toward right now?
- What would feel the best right now?
- What do I want the most right now?
- What does my soul yearn for right now?
When you plug into your wants you'll know exactly what to do.
The answer will be right there in front of you: this is what I want, so this is what I'll do.
Do it. Don't make it more complicated than that. You just do it.
Or if it's a feeling, you do what will bring you that feeling. (Which sometimes takes more questions and time to get to, yet is often immediate.)
Do what you want. Go after your wants. Move toward them. Follow them. Let them pull you toward them.
And don't be afraid to start off simply.
When I first started asking myself this, all I got as an answer was: Water. I want a glass of water.
It was a bodily want. It had an immediacy and was something that I was denying myself. (Huh? Really? But there I was denying myself water in order to finish the email I was writing.)
So I had a glass of water. And my want was satisfied. I experienced that full circle of want, action, completion.
And it felt good. Like I did something for myself. Like I was in alignment with myself.
From there I kept asking, what do I want?
I got grandiose things like a new life and to make lots and lots of money. I got feelings like simplicity and ease. I got basic things like fresh flowers and a clean house.
I moved toward those. One step at a time. Some were clearly easier to make manifest than others. Yet without asking that question, I would have kept running in circles, doing what others said was most important, decidedly driving off course for days, weeks, months, years at a time.
It doesn't have to be that way.
You can know what to do next and you can TRUST it, in your life and your business.
And it starts with asking…what do I want right now? and acting on the answer you get.
The first step is finishing the sentence: Right now, I want…