There are 4 types of people in this world.
1. Those who have no idea what they want out of life and just take whatever life throws at them.
More people than you could imagine fall into this category. They never realize that they could create a more fulfilling life for themselves. Their lives are an accumulation of the decisions other people made for them. Someone said they should go to college, so they went. Someone said they should major in accounting, so they did. Someone said they should go to graduate school, so they applied. Someone said they should get married, so they did.
Their lives are an accumulation of the decisions other people made for them.
Someone said, someone said, someone said is the essence of people’s lives in this category. On top of that, when negative things happen to them, they believe there’s nothing they can do about it, because that’s just how life goes.
2. Those who know what they want out of life, but never speak up about it.
It’s important to make a decision about who you want to become and what you want to accomplish in life. But, that means nothing if you do nothing about that decision. A decision is just a thought, if there are no actions behind it.
A decision is just a thought, if there are no actions behind it.
So many people live their lives, knowing what they want. But, they wait for someone to read their minds and hand their desires to them. Before you know it, they’re upset at everyone else because they thought that by now, their desires and the things they want out of life would’ve located them.
3. Those who think they deserve gold medals but really only deserve bronze, if anything.
You know, the person who walks around thinking they deserve everything life has to offer but doesn’t work hard for the little things they already have. We all know someone who falls under this category and if you don’t know anyone, then you may be that person someone else thinks falls into this category.
Constant self-evaluation is essential if we desire to be aware of our flaws and shortcomings. Any one of us can find ourselves in this position without self-reflection.
4. Those who know what they want, ask for it and repeatedly show others they deserve what they said they wanted.
This is the category you should always be in. Discover what you want. Go after it. Ask for it. The only thing in between who you are today and who you want to become is a conversation with the right person. If you don’t like how things ended between you and someone important to you, a conversation with that person could change the trajectory of that relationship. If you’re looking for a new job, reaching out to someone who already works there and getting more information could set you apart and get you the job you desire. If you want a promotion, having a conversation with your boss about why you qualify for a raise or new title could make you wealthier and more established.
The only thing in between who you are today and who you want to become is a conversation with the right person.
But, once you get the things you asked for, you can’t stop there, you must always live up to why you deserve what you wanted. Never let anyone regret giving you what you asked for. You must always work hard, even after you get the things that you worked hard to attain.
So, be honest with yourself. Which category do you fall under? What’s stopping you from asking for the things you desire? And, if you already have the things that you want, are you truly living up to why you deserve them?