Where do we want to go?
The more clear we are about where we want to go in our lives, the easier it is to find and stay on the paths that may take us there.
Lets take what I'm doing as an example - writing.
There are countless people out there that want to be a writer. The problem is that this term doesn't mean anything. A writer can be a blogger, or an author, or a content creator, or simply someone that puts pen to paper on a regular basis. So when someone says "I want to be a writer" that doesn't actually give them any clarity on what to do next, and most people don't take their vision beyond this initial step.
Instead we should think about the details of where we're wanting to go.
Do you want to write for fun?
Do you want to write for your primary income?
Do you want to write for yourself?
Do you want to write for others?
Do you want to write fiction or nonfiction?
And what sub-genre?
These are the types of questions that help someone who wants "to be a writer" gain clarity on where they truly want to go. And once we know that, it's easier to map the steps to get there. The same rules apply to pretty much any future we're trying to create - entrepreneurship, the arts, our passions, our careers.
Starting broad is very fine and very normal. But if you're feeling stuck with where to go next, seek clarity first.