Are you feeling a bit fuzzy and out of focus? Are you having a difficult time choosing which task should come next? It might be that you're suffering from one of the multitude of little bugs circulating right now, or you might be depressed. Maybe it's just another day of dreary skies and rain getting your goat. But more likely is that you don't have goals toward which you're working, or you haven't prioritized them.
Remember the old commercial where the alarm clock rings and the fellow trudges out of bed muttering, "Time to make the donuts..."? When your work and your life don't include aspirations you're likely to look at them in the same way as the donut guy. Another day, another dollar fifty.
Does a plan for the day or a plan for your life guarantee that it's going to work out the way you want it to? Of course not. Stuff happens, priorities change, unanticipated events throw logs across the road you're traveling. But what if? What if, with some concentrated attention and action (and some belief thrown in for good measure,) you could really turn the the trip from a drudge to an adventure? What if you could create something that you love, or do something that you believe you were designed to do?
Someone will be setting the agenda for your life, and it might as well be you. Start by making a blue sky list - a dream inventory. Date your entries, and put down the things you would like to do, the places you'd like to see, or the people you'd like to meet. Start thinking about the possibilities.
Dreams are the place where the "want to" goals begin. You don't have to commit to all of them, or any of them right now. But when you write them down you won't lose track of them. Once you've made your list, mark the ones that you think that, if you really wanted to, you could achieve in the next 12 or so months.
This is your list. Nobody's going to tell you that you have to do anything about it. But if you want to emerge from the fuzzy land of autopilot, this is your first step.