Hello, I’m Pooh.
This time, I’ve been thinking about “what I want to do.”
Lately, I’ve been feeling that I can’t find anything I want to do, and I often have a sense of time just passing by without purpose.
On days when I don’t have any plans or when work is temporarily on hold, I take a short break, but I quickly feel restless and uneasy.
However, I don’t have anything specific that I want to do, and I don’t have any concrete goals at the moment, so I just let time pass by and end up spending boring hours.
In the midst of just letting time pass, I often find myself feeling down and wondering, “What am I doing?”
I can’t settle down without doing something, but there’s also nothing that I have to do. That’s the state I’m in.
In the midst of it all, I found a helpful video on YouTube.
Maybe this is what I want to do? I was able to imagine a little.
This time, I’m thinking about what I want to do as a way to organize my thoughts.
- My current state
- The Easiest Way to Find “What You Want to Do” in the World
- The overlap of “what I’m good at,” “what’s important,” and “what I like” = “what I want to do”
My current state
Let me organize my current state.
Looking back, I’ve experienced various things in my life.
There have been tough times, income reductions, changes in living environment, dissatisfaction with the workplace, and many other things, but whenever I faced those difficulties, I always had a strong desire to become a certain way.
And although it took time and had its ups and downs, I believe I’ve achieved everything I desired.
I now have a bit more leisure in my life, and I’m able to work in the work environment I wanted.
In other words, my current state is a state of “not particularly having any problems.”
When asked what I want to do next, I can’t come up with ideas like I used to.
Since I can’t envision an ideal state, I can’t think of what I should do to achieve it, and I’m just letting time pass by day after day.
That’s my current state.
The Easiest Way to Find “What You Want to Do” in the World
In the midst of it all, I found a video that provided some hints.
It’s a video titled “The Easiest Way to Find ‘What You Want to Do'” by Fermi Manga University.
I think the content has been condensed quite a bit, but it provided enough hints for me.
Finding “What You’re Good At,” “What’s Important,” and “What You Like”
The way to find what you want to do is to find “what you’re good at,” “what’s important,” and “what you like.”
- What you’re good at = Things you can do without much effort
- What’s important = Something you can pursue throughout your life
- What you like = Things you naturally research
The overlap of these three things is “what you want to do.”
It’s recommended to consider them in the order of what you’re good at, what’s important, and what you like.
I also tried putting it into practice.
My “What I’m Good At”
What I’m good at are things I can do without much effort.
They may be difficult or painful for others, but they’re ordinary things for me.
It can also include things that others often praise me for.
In my case, I’m often told that I have “the ability to take action.”
I often start moving without thinking about the consequences when I decide to do something, but for me, it’s just a normal thing without consciously putting in effort.
Also, in terms of work, I’m often told that “my manuals are easy to understand.”
I’ve changed jobs multiple times, and each time, I made it a point to leave behind reference materials. Later, when I met someone from my previous workplace, I often heard them say, “We were grateful for that manual.”
I wasn’t conscious of it, but I realized that maybe I was good at creating documents on the computer.
So, I summarized my strengths as “taking action” and “creating documents.”
My “What’s Important”
What’s important is something you can pursue throughout your life.
Consider how you want to be based on your ideal image and the people you admire.
This can also be considered as values.
For me, it’s “living a free life without being bound by work, time, or where I live.”
I want to live while experiencing various countries and places.
However, to sustain that lifestyle, I need money, and to earn money, I need to work.
If I were to work for a company, my living country would be fixed, and if it were a company with regular office attendance, I would have to live in an area near the office to some extent.
In addition, the working days and hours would be determined, so my use of time would be restricted.
In reality, I would prefer not to have these constraints. I want to wake up every morning and think, “What should I do today?” or “Let’s spend the next month overseas.”
If I could have a life where I’m free from financial worries and can determine how to spend each day on my own, I believe it would be a very fulfilling life.
For me, what’s important is being able to achieve such a lifestyle.
My “What I Like”
What I like is something that I become engrossed in.
It’s safe to say that I often find myself researching things online.
For me, I thought “traveling,” “money,” “sports,” and “languages” are things I like.
When I travel, I become engrossed in searching for flights and hotels, always looking for good places and places with good cost performance.
Regarding money-related topics, I often gather information about investments, how to use money, and point systems.
I enjoy running and playing soccer; I like being active and moving my body.
Also, although I’m not particularly skilled, using English to communicate is a lot of fun.
The overlap of “what I’m good at,” “what’s important,” and “what I like” = “what I want to do”
What I Want to Do?
“What I want to do” is the overlap of “what I’m good at,” “what’s important,” and “what I like.”
- What I’m good at: “taking action” and “creating documents”
- What’s important: “living a free life without being bound by work, time, or where I live”
- What I like: “traveling,” “money,” “sports,” and “languages”
Considering these three aspects together, what I want to do is:
- Through my “taking action” ability, I want to challenge and experience new things, focusing on my interests in “traveling,” “money,” “sports,” and “languages.”
- I want to share information through text-based content using my “document creation” skills, utilizing platforms such as blogs and social media.
- By providing information, I want to earn money and live a life of “freedom without being bound by work, time, or where I live.”
That’s what I consider to be “what I want to do.”
I had a vague idea before, but I feel like I was able to articulate it for the first time.
By verbalizing it, I was able to make my ideal image clearer.
By focusing on information dissemination through this blog, I may be able to come closer to my ideal self.
I feel a sense of relief, as if some of the fog in my mind has cleared.