“When your efforts are not directed at a cause or a purpose, how will you know what to do day in and day out? How will you know what to say no to and what to say yes to? How will you know when you’ve had enough, when you’ve reached your goal, when you’ve gotten off track, if you’ve never defined what those things are? The answer is that you cannot. And so you are driven into failure – or worse, into madness by the oblivion of directionlessness.” – The Daily Stoic
Moral of the story: know what you want. It’s a hard thing. But know it. You don’t have to have your whole life figured out, I mean, who does? But it helps if the thing you’re pursuing is clear. Doesn’t mean you’ll get it. Doesn’t mean you’ll succeed, but at least with a clear goal you’ll have a chance.
This goes for work, passions, or relationships. What do you want? Is it a priority?