At some point in our lives, we suddenly don’t know where to go or what we are doing. This often happens in the mid-20s or halfway through our lifespan, giving birth to the terms “quarter-life crisis” and “midlife crisis”.
If you’re stuck in a situation like this, it’s important to remember that there is only one direction to move on with life — and that is to go forward.
Tips and Tricks to Regain Your Path
To get back on track, we must know what caused us to veer away from our goals. It may not be easy, but the sure thing is it will be worth it. Follow the tips below and retake the steering wheel of your life.
- Get back to your ‘Why’
Our goals are driven by various reasons and circumstances. Perhaps, you are dreaming of making it big in the financial sector to provide a better future for your family.
Whenever you feel that you lost your direction, look back as to why you started in the first place. Always remember that there is something important to you that fires that desire to achieve your goals.
- Identify what went wrong
Is it a person? A place? A tragic event? By pointing out what pushed you out of your path, you can adequately address them whenever you are ready.
Take the hurdles event as an example. Those obstacles are there not to take you out of the track, but to challenge you and force you to jump and then run again. Take life challenges as hurdles, face them, leap over them, then run and win the race!
- Firm up your goals
Perhaps you feel like you cannot achieve your goals anymore. Maybe you think that it’s because you’re not as good as your competitors. However, did you already ask yourself if you’re on the right path? Do you really need to follow societal norms and be boxed according to other people’s expectations?
If, after reflecting, you realize that you must jump ship, then jump ship! This might sound scary, but it’s always better to make mistakes while trying, than to stay put and constantly ask ‘what ifs’ in the future.
When you decide to stay on course, set realistic goals. Be specific and set criteria for small wins as well big ones.
- Follow your plan and act on it
A plan is only a waste of resources if you don’t act on them. It didn’t pan out as you expect them? So what? Check the culprit, make the necessary corrections, and move on.
Develop good habits. Get rid of the bad ones. Stop to rest if you need it, but don’t quit. Remember your ‘whys’.
It’s normal to feel lost sometimes. It happens to the best of us. What really matters is to accept this fact and follow the tips above so you can finally move over the hump.