Feeling Lost in Your Own Life?

directionAt some point in our life we all feel lost. We realize suddenly that we have no direction, plan or even an idea of our future. It dawns on us that we have been going through our days as they come with no thought to each and every day being our future in the making. Now at the moment we realize we have been coasting through our life, we feel lost and are not sure what to do.

Knowing we feel lost, or really are lost in life is the first step in finding our direction from our life compass. We each carry a life compass with us, but at times it becomes lost in our other baggage, and we misplace it.

When quiet time happens take some time away from distractions and think about what you have done with your life to date. What have you done that you really enjoyed? What have you done that you have not enjoyed or even been ashamed of? What have you done that you are proud of? What have you done that you are proud of and you would enjoy doing again?

There is no best path or direction anyone can give you for your life. The best anyone can do is use their life as an example, and provide possibilities you can incorporate into your life. Giving advice should be seen as others suggesting possibilities. In those quiet moments, think about al the possibilities for your future, no matter how silly they may seem at the moment.

None of the possibilities are silly, and all of them are possible. We are curious creatures, and we were made to search, question, and learn until our last breath, so nothing you can think of is outside the realm of your life possibilities.

Once you have a goal or direction in mind, start living your life towards that goal. Is what you are doing right now moving you towards your goal, or does it take you away from your goal? If it takes you away from your life goals is there anything reasonable you can do about it? Sometimes,  we have to take a detour to get where we want to go. If you get detoured, stop and chart out your course, you may be closer than you think.

Life is made up of challenges, both big and small. If there are no challenges in your life, you are either extremely fortunate, or you are flowing with the ebb and tide of life, and have decided that wherever life takes you is okay with you. Having an end goal however means that there will be obstacles in your path, and you will need to learn how to surpass them.

The journey of life is the main source of a full and happy life. Without an end goal and the journey to arrive at the place we wanted to get to so many years earlier is what life is all about. We set our life direction, and it is up to us to make choices throughout our day, year, and decade about whether we are on our chosen path or not.

Determining your life path and changing your mind next week is perfectly normal and is common in many peoples lives. Many multi talented people change their life course many times throughout their life, and live a full and happy life. Be cautious that changing direction often is not holding you in one place.

One caveat though if you wish to float through life and go in whatever direction life takes you. As life’s challenges or conflicts present themselves to you, and only serve to cause you frustration and unhappiness, it may be time to take a different approach or even a different path for your life because whatever you are doing is not working for you.

Make your plan, follow the direction of your life compass, and enjoy the trip. There are no right answers anyone can give you to your life. You are the only person who can decide your life path and how best to live your life. There are no right or wrong answers for your life until you explore the possibilities yourself.

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2 thoughts on “Feeling Lost in Your Own Life?

  1. hi michael. thank you for these insights. and thank you for offering an answer to my question (the email ive provided doesnt work by the way, but you can always respond to me via my blog).

    i look forward to having you share more of your thoughts. these are great!

  2. thanks for this post. i am lost in my life. i don’t know what to do. it’s good to find your blog. hope to read more of your writings.

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