I regularly contemplate what more to do with my life. My idea is to add meaning to it, to be more joyful and to add value to the world. This is particularly useful at the end or beginning of each new year.
In the past l would worry that my 30’s are not being put to good use. I would fear being close to 40 only to realize that I have accomplished nothing of value with my life.
The Life I fear!
I’ve seen so many of my friends and acquaintances many who are a lot older then me still grappling with issues I dealt with in my teens and twenties and it scares me that instead of life getting better ( perhaps acquiring maturity, becoming more focused and being able to accomplish the things you have planned, bringing value into the world…. They are still trying to find themselves.
What is my push?
I am then driven by the need to ensure that when i get to my late 30’s I am not still trying to find myself or as some of them still are, trying to find life’s answers, trying to build a career, to rear children, to find their unique contribution to the world.
The circular feel of their lives – going round and round in the same circle scares the Living daylight out of me.
I want to accomplish many things in life, have balance, be successful in my chosen endeavors, be of assistance to others…. I don’t want to be caught up in the seemingly never-ending cycle of just trying to survive.
What fear drives you? I would love to hear from you.
This blog post is referenced in my current 2015 review of my goals. Take a look [ic_add_posts ids=’63202′]