Re-Evaluating Your Life for The Future

April 27, 2011

Are you unhappy with your career or with your life? Do you have trouble waking up every morning and getting ready for work? It doesn’t matter whether you’re twenty or eighty, being satisfied, fulfilled, and happy with your life is important. The older we get, though, the less importance we tend to place on being happy or fulfilled. Instead, we see family as our priority, taking care of the kids and the bills as being the most important thing in the world.

We also get caught up in the materialistic society in which we live and believe that the only way to be truly happy is to be able to own the things that we want, take vacations to exotic destinations, or to be able to buy our children every little whimsical item that they see in the stores. We are driven by consumerism and have been sold on the notion that being able to afford things is the gateway, or the key, to true happiness.

Happiness lies within

Let me let you in on a little secret. Okay, so it’s not a secret, but it might as well be considering so many people just don’t realize it or accept it. Happiness doesn’t come from the things that we can buy with our money. Happiness comes from doing what you love to do in life, being the person that you were destined to be.

Destiny. It’s a word that can create hope and inspiration as well as despair and desire. Destiny is something that shouldn’t be feared, but should rather be embraced. It’s not a rock-solid presence as many believe. It’s a movable entity that can be shaped. It is something that guides our lives and tries to nudge us in the right direction so that we can be happy. Then we see the television commercial for the latest technological creation and we believe that we’ll be happy again if we just buy it.

Your destiny leads to your happiness. Re-evaluating your life for the future is not only a good idea for anyone, it’s a responsible idea. When you re-evaluate your life, you are able to dig down deep to the core of who you are and decide whether you are pursuing what you want out of your life, as far as your career is concerned, at least.

What might have inspired you ten or twenty years ago may have slipped away from you over the years. You may have a new passion for something in your life but you can’t seem to reach it because your career or other obligations get in the way. When you  re-evaluate your life, from career to relationships, you often discover things that need work, things that are missing, or things that you have or do that add nothing to your overall happiness with life.

Times change and people change. With such a simple and universal truth that all of us already know and accept, why is it that so many of us assume that we can’t change our lives for the future? Being satisfied, fulfilled, and happy should be the goal. When you re-evaluate your life, you discover those goals.

Curt Canada coaches and advises clients in areas of career,executive,leadership,and personal development in Washington DC at FindingYourZenith. Curt is a member of the International Coach Federation and the Christians Coach Network. Mr. Canada can be reached at


One Response to “Re-Evaluating Your Life for The Future”

  1. Marilyn Helm Says:

    This goes right to the core and really give you something to think about. I see myself in some of the areas in which you speak about, I know I haven’t truly experience true happiness in my 51 going on 52 years of life with the exception of raising and being there for my children. I do believe that’s where I experienced happiness. Now, it’s just another day to bust my butt to try and live and have a roof over my head the neccessities we need. But in all I do give God thanks for living.

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