Right now you are sitting at your desk, clicking your way through the news. You check Facebook, maybe switch over to doing some actual work. Your workday is a metaphor for your life in general. You coast along, letting the waves in your life dictate where you end up. It’s not very satisfying, but hey it’s the best you got.
Take out a piece of paper. Go ahead, you’ve got time to Facebook, you’ve got time to do this. Now write at the top:
Where will I be in 5 years
Start writing what comes to mind. Chances are good that you are drawing a total blank. That blank is why you are stalling out. How can you know where you are going if you don’t make any attempt to pick a direction?
Now put the paper aside for a minute, and close your eyes. Allow your mind to wander. Ask yourself where you would like to be. You get bombarded by a variety of images. You may be with the people you know now. You may see others. Don’t be afraid of what your mind shows you. Open your eyes, and start writing. Just dump everything out of your head and onto the paper.
Congratulations. You’ve just taken the first step towards getting yourself out of a rut. Each note that’s on the paper is a desire of your heart. Some will be easy to achieve, others are much harder. For now, don’t worry about easy or hard. For now just accept that you’ve got a map, a way to help you get from where you are now to where you will be.