Many self improvement blogs, books and gurus, suggest that we should follow our passions. And the suggestions on finding what our passions are range from:
– what would we do if money was no object, to
– what would we want people to say about us when we are dead and gone.
Lynnae at Being Frugal has written a poignant post, “what I want most of all”. Stripping aside all the frills, she has articulated the one thing that she would want most of all.
And she had found it in her book of Guidance.
She is blessed in that she has with pin point focus identified what she wants most of all. This is important, as it will influence and guide everything else that she does. In fact, it could well be the cardinal rule against which all other issues will be judged.
Whatever our plans are in life, be it savings for retirement, writing a book or running for political office, it will all be dictated by what we really, really want in life.
How we earn our money, how we conduct our affairs and how we raise our families will all be dictated or at least be terribly influenced by what we really, really want in life.
I, too, have thought deeply about what I want in my life. Though I was not able to bring it to focus as sharply as Lynnae did, my findings are also from my book of Guidance.
As the concluding paragraph of my personal mission statement, I have written that when I pass on, I want to leave behind:-
a) Pious, value driven, balanced and confident children,
b) People who have benefited from my assistance, and
c) People who have benefited from my knowledge and teachings.
These shall be the cardinal rules against which all other things I do have to be judged against.
Paid Twice speaks about why keeping an eye on her long range goals is good. It’ll help smoothen out the little short term bumps and setbacks that happen as we progress on our way to meet the long term goals.
And I have the above listed 3 things as my ultimate long term goals. And my eye shall always be on them.