Why it is totally all right to live a life aimlessly?

It is all right to have no idea about your goals or aims in life or, precisely to say, your passion; all you need to do is to not stop pursuing from doing what you like or love.

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There are many things which might interest us; generally to mention, arts, literature, etc. You might raise a question what if you are confused on which one to choose- if, per se, you are interested in more than one. Starting with either one of them would not be a bad choice; yet, do not stop yourself from attempting to choose pursue.

‘The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.’ – Steve Jobs

In my experience, initially, I never had any idea about what my goal or aim was. I was one of those kids which had no idea and stays puzzled to the question, what do you want to become when you grow up?. Moreover, people laughed at me when they got to know what I was good at, lying. However, I kept searching for it by doing what I like the most -writing- since it was the only way I could absolutely express through.

Sometimes you may need inspiration when you feel like giving up goals. What I learnt was that if you do not find any inspiration but, if you need one, it is alright to disconnect from that particular milieu and mingle with those who have similar ideology and/or get familiar with things that inspire you. I am someone who needs inspiration so I enrolled into a creative writing course to meet likeminded people. 

Sometimes it takes time in achieving success; be patient and do not hustle. Life taught me another important lesson- the sooner you get something, the sooner you loose; perseverance here comes into play, which was practically proven by Angela Duckworth’s book, Grit,- why determination is needed in achieving goals.

Some factors might object you in achieving something like for example, your age. It should not bother you because 

“It is never too late to be what you might have been.” – George Eliot

Yes, you just live once and age is just a number. We all know the Kentucky Fried Chicken Story; Harland David Sanders began Kentucky Fried Chicken at the age of 65. He did not find success at his early age; yet, he kept exploring options whatever interested him. Not only him, other successful people too did many odd jobs before finding their niche. Never be afraid of failure; they are life lessons that tells what you lack at and what skills you need to be honed. All you need to do is act to find solution/s to your failure/s.

“Dream audaciously. Have the courage to fail forward. Act with urgency.” – Phil Knight 

Trying moving on when things go averse in situations. Generally, people complain that they cannot move on because of reasons like failing in love life. Do remember that love is just a part of your life just like job, etc.

Although, work–life balance is an arguable topic, it does not have to make it your priority by levelling up with your aims or goals because they are something that represent your acts.

Most importantly, make sure to follow your dreams, goals, aims or whatever you may call. Because, the thing which you are doing right now might not only be sabotaging your dreams but also others’.

Precisely, you might get a job due to family pressures or in need of money; however, someone else might have been working really hard for that particular job position which you currently stuck with. You would not want to be the reason that objects their dreams from achieving. You may call it quits if you hate your job; and, do what you like, love, or pursue something that interests you.

But, do not forget to leave those things that do not suit you; take what you really need and required for you to hone your skills in achieving dreams. 

“Adapt what is useful, reject what is useless, and add what is specifically your own.” – Bruce Lee

Always make sure you remember that the knowledge you pursuit does not cause any kind of trouble in building your character.

“Knowledge will give you power, but character respect.”  – Bruce Lee

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