I recently tried a mental exercise that I read about. I have yet to accomplish it. It surprised me, because I thought it would be easier.
The task was simple: write down 101 things that you hope to accomplish in your life. There are no limits or barriers. The wishes/goals/dreams could be big things or small things. In any area of life: love, faith, career, hobbies, you name it.
Right now, I’m only at 45. Long way to go.
It illustrated how little I truly know about what I want. I have a few big ones down, but still. With no limitations, I struggle to get even halfway.
My gut tells me that my youth is only partly the reason for my struggles with this. I’d guess that many people (most?) of every age never exactly pin down what they want out of our time on this planet.