When you take a look at the general population, it’s not uncommon to find that the majority of people struggle with knowing what their dream is. When someone discovers it, it’s a rare and momentous occurrence. Thus, if you don’t know what your dream is, relax. You have many friends in the same boat.
As you go about looking for that dream, however, there are ways to discern if a certain path is “the one.” Now, no two people’s story is the same, and there’s no guarantee that any of this stuff will correctly indicate that it’s your dream, but more often than not, they can be a good strong hint. Hints are there to help you unlock the whole puzzle.
- You feel like you’ve come alive.
There’s a favorite quote of mine by Howard Thurman:
Don’t ask what the world needs. Ask what makes you come alive, and then go do it. Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.
The ultimate question is: What makes you come alive? And I don’t mean what makes you feel energetic or happy or successful (although you fo feel that). What makes you come to life? What makes you shout and bounce and think “I’m a real boy!” like Pinocchio?
2. You talk about it…a lot.
No one talks about something unless they care about it. Pay attention to what takes up your discussion topics. And listen to others, too. They’ll tell you what you talk about. On that note…
3. Others tell you.
Someone on occasion may say something like, “When you’re doing such-and-such, you seem much more happier,” or, “you just light up.” Perhaps there’s a reason why. Ask your friends to let you know when they notice something. Or they may just flat out tell you.
4. You don’t feel tired afterwards.
I’m not talking about physically tired. Obviously you’ll be physically tired after doing a physical activity. But are you mentally exhausted? Or do you feel like you could keep going, and you want to keep going? Doing what makes us happy gives that adrenaline boost. If something happens to be your dream, you’ll feel inspired to expand on it.
5. You feel closest to God.
You can believe this or not, but I personally feel that we are closest to God when we are acting in our dream. When I am writing or making a craft, it’s like the world melts away, and it’s just me and Him. Our dream is the purpose that He put inside us, and so it makes sense that we would experience some of our most closest, intimate moment with Him when we are acting in it.
There may be another big hint that tells you “this is it.” Each of our paths are so beautifully different and incredible. The biggest hint for me was when I discovered how peaceful I felt when writing. Have you discovered your dream, or maybe have noticed some hints? What were they?