Without a list of personal likes and dislikes, it’s easy for me to get off the path of valuable goals. The everyday peripheral interests and barrage of everyone else’s agendas have a powerful influence on how I treat my twenty-four hours of life. The list is a shining beacon of truth. It helps me manage choices.
If I don’t have a record of likes, dislikes, best and worst situations, then the chances of discounting my values and direction are great. I live and work with other people, which adds up to many more opportunities for life and everything included to drown out the whispers of guidance.
The list is clear evidence of my active part in this world. I don’t have any control over what someone else may consider as more important. Friends and family members each have their own dreams and personal aims. My own written account stands to help mark the difference.