Have you ever been at a point in your life where you feel lost?
Not lost in the sense of lacking defined life goals, but in the sense of where do I put my foot next. What is the next step?
Over the past few months, I have been in this place. It is a place where I hate to be as I have everything mapped out in my head, but for some reason, I do not know how to get there.
Life is unpredictable, and we never know where we will end up. We can plan our lives to a “T,” but at any time, at any moment, those plans can be derailed and we are on a totally different course.
Life requires spontaneity sometimes, no calculation, no planning, just going with your gut. This can be very scary and you never know where you will go or what you will do, but sometimes it can be the most rewarding move you ever make.
On the other hand, when you have everything planned out the way you think it should go, you set yourself up for so much disappointment if things go awry. You leave yourself open to demotivation and depression. You become totally vulnerable to the elements if you feel for the slightest that your life will go in a totally different direction than you designed.
In many ways, I think the latter is worse than just going with the flow. There is some comfort in not knowing because then you have no expectations, you have no idea what will come next.
However, when you have laid out a map before you, and you see the end destination in sight, but do not know which routes to take to get there, you become frustrated.
A plan is necessary in most cases to ensure success. Having goals and markers as to where you want to be in the future will help you align better your focus and intentions. It can be very helpful when you have such a guide, as you know the things you need to have in place to better enable success.
Hence, having a plan is not the bad part, the downside comes in when that plan gets misaligned for whatever reason, and you do not know how to find your way back on the path to your dreams. You have an overall idea of what you want to achieve, but in simpler terms, you need the landmarks along the journey to help you get there.
So I am not lost, I just need to find some firm ground to put my feet on. A “definite” direction as to where I should go and what I should do. I am seeking that firm ground every day, I will not give up. It takes a lot of feeling around, a lot of searching and a lot of thought. But, when you find that sweet spot to lay your feet and continue your journey, you will know.
Have you ever been in this position?
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