I don’t know what to do with my life…there have been many times in my life where I have been stuck and not known what to do next. I have agonized over what I should do or not do and whether I was making the right choices. This state of not knowing what to do next applies to all of us, at any age, and at different stages of our lives.
Whether we are heading off to university, graduating, choosing our career path, recovering from a heartbreak, being made redundant, or entering into retirement, we all have a point in our lives where we don’t know what to do next.
It doesn’t interest me what you do for a living. I want to know what you ache for, and if you dare to dream of meeting your heart’s longing. It doesn’t interest me how old you are. I want to know if you will risk looking like a fool for love, for your dream, for the adventure of being alive. – Oriah Mountain Dreamer
The answers or solutions we seek vary according to where we are at in our lives.
A young graduate will focus on answering this question in relation to their future and choosing the right career. A person entering into retirement will ask the question in the hope of doing something that has value in their life, and a young mother recently divorced will be asking this question in the hope that she can find an answer that will enable her to survive another day.
Personally, I have discovered that the following five steps will help you to find out what to do with your life.
1. Put your running shoes on, and clear your mind.
Not knowing what you want is a lot better than knowing exactly what you want but not being able to get it, at least you have hope.