No Direction in Life – Discover Your Direction in Life?

Published: 07th July 2008
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What is Your Direction In Life?
Do you have a direction in life? Do you know the reason why you are here on earth? Do you know at this point of your life, where are you heading to?

Most people do not have a clue where they are heading to. When you ask them, what do you want to do in the near future? They will give you an answer, "How would I know? It depends!".

So what is the direction of your life? It simply defines as where you want to go in the future. It also can mean what you want to be in the next 5 or 10 years or what you want to achieve in life. Having a million dollars in your bank account? Driving a nice car? Becoming a CEO of a listed company?

They are all equally good if you know what you want to be. This is what it means to have a direction in life.

Many people do not know what they want in life. When a research was being done in Yale University about half a century ago, they discovered that only 3% of the students in Yale University knew exactly what they wanted. They were very clear about their directions in life and believed it is their responsibilities to design their destinies.

The 97% of them did not have a clue what they wanted in life. Although they were hardworking, smart and intelligent, they did not have a direction in their lives. The most they knew was maybe getting high scores in their exam and a bachelor degree.

20 years later, they did another research on these group of students. They found out that the combined income of the 3% students who knew what they wanted in their lives, was three times greater than the combined income of the rest of 97% students who did not have a clue what they wanted.

That is why having a direction in life is so important.

So how do you find a direction in life? How do you ensure the direction of your life is the right path to go?

The answer to these questions has to come from you. What do you want to do? What do you want to be?

There is not a single career field that will guarantee you success. The term success can only be used when you know what you want and have achieved it.

It can be anything you want to be in life, as long as it is within the legal boundaries. Maybe you want to be a pop singer, beauty pageant champion, F1 racer, self-made millionaire or anything. Any career you could think of, it can be achieved.

One question, though. How can you be successful in what you want to do or what you are doing? The answer is to be the top 5% in your field. If you are an employee in a jewelry company, then be the best employee around who has no problem to stay up late, not only to get things done but to do it excellently, being a problem solver to the company and so on.

Likewise, if you want to be a top golfer in the world, model the skills of the top golfers in the world like Tiger Wood. If you want to be good at stock investment, master the skills of Warren Buffet.

However, in order to achieve that and be the top 5% in your field, you will first need to know what you want. Set a goal and direction for your life so that you can strive for only one direction.

So make an effort to find out what your direction in life is, today!

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