Do you know what you want from Life?

@34momma (13918)
United States
October 18, 2007 9:07am CST
I having been asking people that question for a couple of weeks now and you would be very suprised that most people don't know what they really want. What is even more suprising, they are shocked and even mad that they don't have it. So my question to you is, what do you really want? Can you make a list of 10 things you want from life?
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18 responses
@misheleen73 (6037)
• United States
18 Oct 07
Yes it is quite simple for me. 1) health for my boys 2) happiness for my boys 3) success in whatever my boys choose to do 4) love always in my family (boys & hubby) 5) live long enough to see the boys prosper, marry have children and be set in life 6) enough money to be able to provide everything my boys need 7) to be able to raise my boys to be responsible, caring, loving men 8) protect my boys from any harm 9) make sure my boys know how much they are loved 10) hopefully leave my boys with only good memories of me, and love filled in their hearts
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@34momma (13918)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I want those things for my three children too. What i am asking is what do want for you. that doesn't have anything to do with your children.
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• United States
18 Oct 07
That is what I want for me. Ever since I can remember, I always wanted to be a mommy. My life revolves around them. Those are the things I want for myself, because they are everything to me.
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@yanjiaren (9050)
18 Oct 07
I can make a list as long as my arm lol. first i want to catch up with a hell of a lot of back log including signing up under your link in gdi lol..fix my account details in giblink coz they are paying us tomorrow yaya! get all my stuff sorted so i can spend time helping as many peope on the planet as I possibly can and that will be a hell of a long list..will come back later with the list..then I will shove my request to the Universe while I am at it lol.. hugz
@34momma (13918)
• United States
19 Oct 07
LOL girl you are a mess. now that was funny.
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• Singapore
18 Oct 07
Good question and like you said, many people, including myself do not know what we want from life. We do not set a life direction, and where we want to head to. Most of us take life one day at a time, set in our comfort zone, with good education and comfortable jobs. This is not good, I'm guilty of it and should really do something about it! Thanks for your timely reminder!
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@34momma (13918)
• United States
18 Oct 07
it is good that you don't know, so this way you can come up with a answer. i am glad i could remind you to make sure you have a goal and go after it. don't waste time waiting for life to start, go get it
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• United States
18 Oct 07
ten things I want from life,hummm, 1. good health 2.my kids to have good health 3. my love to last with my man til I die 4. my kids to live happy successful lives 5. for my kids to find ever lasting love 6.for my family to grow closer before I die 7.for the world to find peace,love and happiness 8.for my friends to live happy,healthy lives 9. for my friends to find peace 10. for everyone find the Lord before they die Life can mean anything,and everything,it is what you want from it, and what you take from it and how you use what you get and take.
@34momma (13918)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I hear ya on that one. at least you have a list. most people don't even know of one thing they want.
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@maddysmommy (16243)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I think I can come up with 10 things: 1) to have another child before it's too late 2) to lose 40 pounds (have lost 18 so far LOL) 3) to be in good health 4) to finally have found a place/country we can call home and actually settle down 5) to have my own home/house and no more renting 6) to see my son grow up, marry and raise his own family 7) to grow old with my husband 8) to travel to Paris, London, Italy and Germany, maybe even Scotland/Ireland 9) to be financially stable/comfortable 10) to renew my faith with God and many more I wants :)
@34momma (13918)
• United States
19 Oct 07
wonderful, now put a plan into play so all of those wonderful wants will come to light. girl if you can lose 18 pounds you can do anything!! LOL i say go for it
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@tinamwhite (3255)
• United States
18 Oct 07
I do not find this to be a difficult question at all... 1. my family to be safe and healthy 2. the continued love and support from my family and friends 3. my home to remain a source of happiness for all of us 4. enough finances to cover the bills and life but do not have aspirations of extreme wealth...LOL 5. increased spirituality through study and practice 6. personal health..do not want to become a burden to my family...a quick passing when time comes 7. personal growth and the ability to share that with my family and friends 8. happiness for my children and grandchildren in whatever they decide to persuit in life 9. to be buried next to my husband 10. would enjoy reading the paper or listening to the news that was of something good instead of all of the negative that this world is full of....some daily joys... My list is really quite simple and I did spend quite some time thinking about the things that are truly important to me.... Hope that you are doing well, my friend....
@34momma (13918)
• United States
19 Oct 07
i love the thing about the news. that is why i don't read the paper or watch the news any longer. they don't tell you any good news. and i am looking for good news that is why i am going to start a womans club in my area and we are going to make our own good news
@tess1960 (2387)
• United States
18 Oct 07
What do I want from life?1. Peace of mind, a feeling of contentment and safety. 2. Better health for myself, hubby and the rest of the family. 3. To lose weight again, about 60 lbs., and to keep the weight off this time. 4. To see my youngest brother happy and content with or without the marriage he is in. 5. To be financially secure enough to spend less time working and more time with my family and friends. (But not filthy rich, I don't want that hassle.) This would include being able to travel well when I am in my later years and visit each relative as they are able to have me. 6. My husband to be able to quit smoking willingly and without much trouble. 7. To witness my youngest daughter give birth to her first child. 8. To be able to help others more with charity work and donations. 9. Return to school and major in Art. 10. To own my own successful business and be able to pass it on to my children or grandchildren.
@34momma (13918)
• United States
19 Oct 07
ok tess now let's get those things done honey. do what you have to do to make those things come true for you.
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• United States
18 Oct 07
My husband and I want a house, currently we rent. We are working on paying off some debt. We want a good life, that allows us to do some travelling, enjoy life, we love to cook and taste food from different countries. My husband works fulltime, I am currently a sahm, but do several things online to supplement our income and have recently applied for a parttime job at our local coffee shop - and I think I am getting the job. Healthy family House Travel Pay off debt I think thats about it. Thanks
@Dee351972 (743)
20 Oct 07
hi, i want kids, family, love , peacefullneas.laughter, helfullnes, own home, money.family, love, Does that help. that is about how i feel. Just to let you know i am on here while i am drinking, so dont mind if i not typing and spelling right. But that is about how i think it would go.
@pyewacket (43962)
• United States
20 Oct 07
Several of my discussions were about the whole Law Of Attraction principles...now I actually grew up on the ideas but never really applied them before so when The Secret phenomena came out, it reintroduced me to it....So what has this got to do with anything you might ask? All my life I've actually have always known what I've wanted....The Secret has helped me to make a "game" plan on going after what I want...might take awhile, but I've always known what I've wanted in life...the thing is, I did have a lot of bizarre detours and setbacks thrown in my path that kind of put a halt on a lot of my ideals in life Just the other night I made up, for instance, a new vision board..I actually have them all over the place..but this one, is right smack near my computer desk where I can look at it all the time I have images of things that do represent what I want in life, and they are: 1). To run my own on-line photo business and sell my work to prospective clients in the publishing industry as I had formerly done years ago 2). To be a success at it! 3). To overcome all negative obstacles in life, such as my panic disorder with agoraphobia, and have a REAL life again 4). Once done...to travel, travel, travel..all over the place, with camera in hand 5). To acquire my dream home 6). To be a best-selling author..(have had some short stories published already 7). To have all my creative endeavors recognized..uh...as in fame..LOL 8). To learn how to fly..uh, yes...I've always wanted to do that! 9). To never have to worry about paying bills...want a $100,000 a year or more lifestyle...hey I aim big 10). Overall, just to have the rich and rewarding life I've always dreamed of. Yes it might all sound very dreamlike here...but I've also written down game/goal plans on HOW to achieve this ideals of mine in life...so yes, there are strategic plans involved that I've mapped out on how to go about it --
@rsa101 (13337)
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
Actually I am one of those person that really doesn't know what I want in life. I see to be happy and contented and I am quite sure there is something that will really make me happy about my situation. It is funny that I don't really know what i want. But right now I will be engaging myself in a 70day coaching seminar. It is more about goal setting.
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
Well, I wanted to fulfill my dreams. I wanted to become nurse. I also wanted to become rich so I wanted to have my own business someday. I wanted to have a mansion and lots of car. I know it's too much but we only live once so I wanted to enjoy the things that I was deprived of before.
@magica (3710)
• Bulgaria
19 Oct 07
1.Health 2.Security /here i mean economical and other security/ 3.Posibility for intelectual development / enough money for all theese simple things like books, movies and other kind of information. 4.Good and real friends /some, but really real/ 5.May be some more love in my life This is enough.
@Rozie37 (15505)
• Turkmenistan
19 Oct 07
No, I am not able to do that. I do not want to set myself up to be outside of the will of God. So, I will say that I want the will of God to be done in every area of my life.
• United States
19 Oct 07
34momma...where's your list of 10 things you want from life? I'll see if I can do it... 1. think positively most of the time 2. develop a much better relationship with God 3. develop a better relationship with my husband and sons 4. get a better handle on our budget 5. become wealthy, meaning, having enough money to live simply, and be able to give money away to proper sources 6. Be a better mom 7. have time to scrapbook or do other crafts every week 8. have time to read Well I'm drawing a blank, but for as late as it is I think that's pretty good. Can't wait to read your answers.
@abi1005 (194)
• Philippines
19 Oct 07
i don't have ten things to list down..all i want in this life is for me and my loved ones to be happy and fulfilled. no more, no less.
@quanto50 (142)
• Sweden
19 Oct 07
actually people want money..food and career from their lives.. if you have job..education and a wife it is really good it means that a lot is achieved. but still life remains frustratingly meaningless.. because whatever we do we are dying. so far..we just disappear and we lose your relatives and friends.. we suffer in this world...we have to find a different way to overcome all of these.
• Canada
18 Oct 07
sure i want the 'typical' things of being comfortable financially, getting married, having a child, finding a career, and traveling; however, the most important thing i want from life is to be pain free. i no longer want to have chronic pain as it has taken away many of my dreams. the thought of having at least 24 hours without pain makes me delirious with joy.