For Teens Only – What Do You Want for Your Life

Although you may not think so, this is such a remarkable time of life! You’re right, it’s crazy and chaotic; there’s a lot to think about! But the most wonderful questions are calling your attention, like Who are you?, Who do you want to be? and What do you want for your life?

What Do You Want For Your Life?


Sometimes to be able to answer bigger questions you need to answer smaller ones. Below is a list of questions that might get your heart stirring. It could ignite excitement, and hopefully, inspiration too to help you create a magnificent vision for your life.


First, find a quiet place where you won’t be interrupted. Going to the park, the beach, or the library might work. When you’ve found a place, a special place for you, then, get out your notebook, journal, or sketchpad and go at it.


In your journal, write what you want in answer to the questions below. The more specific you are, the better! If you want, draw your answers out!  Or create a collage from magazine clippings. Make the vision clear!


When you’re answering these questions, go deep and find what is most true for you. Reach into your heart – what’s there? See if you can put all the pressures of life aside for a while and go within to a quiet place. Are you ready?


Alright, let’s begin:


What do you want?

Really want?

I mean really, really, really want?


What do you have in your life that you want more of?

What is something you don’t have that you’d like added to your life?

What do you have or do that you would like to change or eliminate?

What have you dreamed about or always wanted to do but just haven’t taken steps towards for whatever reason?

Think about the person you are and what you really value in your life. What would you do to be different in your life?



Here are some examples:

I want to travel to Africa.

I want a simplified record-keeping process to begin managing my own finances.

I want to get into a college that specializes in physical therapy.

I want to eat only nutritious foods and to exercise on a daily basis.

I want to retire at 50 years old.

I want to spend more time with my family.

I want to wear clothes that feel like pajamas.

I want to celebrate my wonderful life and the wonderful blessings I have.

I want daily reflection and journaling time in my schedule.

I want to travel to the Pacific Rim before I get married.

I want to have children.

I want to make at least $75,000 annually.



The great thing about wants is that they can be freely exchanged among us. If you see a want on the above list that applies to you, write it on your list too!


Write your want statements in your notebook, one per line. Include whatever (having, doing, or being) that comes up after reading the question. Write down as many as you can think of! Here are some more questions to help you think about all that you want for your life!


In the life area of relationships, what do you want?

In the life area of leisure, what do you want?

When you think about your finances, what do you want?

What do you want in the area of health and wellness?

When you think about what you want for your family members, what do you discover?

What do you want in the life area of your work or career?

What do you want in the life area of spirituality?

When you think about making a difference in your world or being of service, what do you want?

When you think about the area of travel, what do you want?

What do you want in the area of your education?

What have you been dreaming about that you really, really, really want?



Feel free to explore all the areas of your life. Now is the perfect time to create this vision for your adulthood and for the success of your future!