Seems like a big question, no? Maybe it’s not as intimidating as it sounds, but before we even contemplate it you might ask yourself “Why bother?”
Here’s why: If you know what’s important to you, it can give you a lot of clarity in how to live your life – for example, when to say no. This is a very big deal. It can prevent years of frustration in the wrong job, being with the wrong person, or even in the wrong career. It can allow you to quickly say no to something that might otherwise seem like a tempting opportunity. It can give you the strength to go down a path when everyone is telling you not to.
I think if we take the time and are thoughtful and honest with ourselves, it’s not that difficult to figure out. One of the nice things about life is that understanding who you are and what’s important to you becomes easier the older you get.
So there’s that.