Imagine getting into a taxi and when a driver asks “Where to?” you answer:

Oh I don’t even know anymore…” or “Wherever just not here.”

You can imagine the look on his face when he asks again “Where to?!
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Somewhere better, I don’t like it here very much.”

Who knows what better means for the taxi driver, you wouldn’t have the slightest idea where you might end up.

Are you willing to bet your future on someone else’s ideas?

Another important insight we can learn from the taxi industry is a simple question you’re asked each time you call to get a taxi:

Where are you currently?

If you don’t know the answer, you lose all the chances of ever changing the place you’re at.

Of course, this is easy to comprehend in terms of physically moving, but this principle also works for any changes you wish to make in your life.

Here’s why.

Not knowing the start line, makes impossible to understand all the resources that can help on the way.

It is impossible to know everything you’ve done and achieved so far.

Each goal we set is made up of different parts.

Some we already know how to do, some we already have done.

That leaves only a certain amount of things we need to discover, learn or change.

So here’s how this can help you in achieving the next big goal.

After you figure out what would you like to do, be or where would you like to go, ask yourself these four questions to brighten all the things that weren’t in your focus.

1. What are the things you want to have, and you do have them now?

Count your blessings.

Write a list of all the good things in your life for this context.

The list can include achieved goals, received gifts, changes you already made or things you take for granted.

It can consist of things you always had but never appreciated enough or everything that makes you happy.

Whatever comes to your mind, put it on a paper, at least five things.

2. What are all the things you don’t want to have, and you don’t have them?

Did you ever stop to think about all the bad things that bypassed you?

All the diseases you didn’t have or all the fights you never went through?

Maybe there are some things in your life you let go and forgot to feel thankful.

Maybe there was a bad partner or a friend you stopped wasting your time on.

Feel grateful, proud or simply at peace those things are not in your life.

3. What are all the things you don’t want to have, but you do have them?

Now it’s time to think about what kind of changes you wish to make in your future.

What are the things in your life you are not satisfied with and want to get rid of?

You can do this in the context of your goal.

What are the things you need to let go to achieve that?

Write a list.

4. What are all the things you want to have, but you don’t have at this moment?

Finally, the finish line.

How does your life look beyond that line? Who is there and how will you celebrate your success?

What are all the things that would be possible then?

Let your mind wander through all the fantastic things that are waiting for you.

Enjoy this time.

By the time you finish answering, you should have four different lists, and all are pointing to your goal.

These lists can help you discover any blind spots that are holding you away from your desires.

Once you have everything in your focus, you can clearly see the path and start walking, feeling liberated and concentrated on what truly matters.

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