Why is it important? I consider it the method for determining whether you are living or surviving. If you are going through each day just to get to the next day, to get through the week, you are surviving and not living. A barrier to living can be not knowing what you really want in life. Time to make two lists! What I want in my life — and more important than that — what I DON’T want in my life. Once you have narrowed down your categories, the next step will be setting goals to achieve what you want and eliminating what you don’t want. I know it sounds too simple to be true, but knowing what you don’t want is a good way to change habits, rid yourself of negative people, set on a path to what will make you happy!