What do you want to do with your life?
I asked myself this question recently and practiced a helpful creative process as an answer method. I told someone about it and she compared it with other self-knowledge processes, "That's like a personal tarot or Yi Jing."
I found the method entertaining and informative. Maybe you would, too?
Personal Direction Map: An Option
This is a combination of ideas I've learned and practiced. I'll write in second-person because it's a clear and easy way to convey the method.
Other Questions and Notes from My Experience with this Method
I drew the same picture as an answer several times in a row. So, I decided to focus on that picture answer. I asked myself the following question and drew the applicable picture as part of my question.
I asked variations of the same question utilizing different vocabulary and syntax. Maybe writing words in another language would be a useful variation for this section.
Based on my drawing answers, I asked myself questions. For example, I perceived my drawings as an answer that I'd like to write as my work. My pragmatic brain molecules immediately jumped in with, "How will I support myself as a writer?" So, I wrote down another question.
Another potential commitment was on my mind that day, and an image of it appeared in one of my drawing answers. Based on that image, I wrote down another question.
Toward the end of the process, I wrote out statements as answers. Maybe writing out answers with musical notes, dance movements, martial arts moves, mathematics equations, or photographs would work well for some people.
Well hello there.