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Sunday, 11 June 2017

Moving Without Direction

There may come points in your working and studying life, when you will feel completely lost and unsure about where you are headed. You will see everyone around you on a clear mission while you seem to be just going through the motions- everything that you do just lacks the passion, enthusiasm and drive that everyone else seem to just inherently have.

....But it’s okay; life was never meant to be an easy journey. Achieving dreams is tough but it’s tougher to not have dreams so you just don’t know what it is that you want to achieve and yet you know that you want to achieve something out of your life. You know that you have so much untapped potential. 

Feeling like you are moving along in life without direction can be frustrating and somewhat disheartening. You are constantly in search of your own niche and trying to figure out what you want from life. You are searching for where you belong and trying to figure out what you should be doing...

It is a tough part of life but it is not a hopeless situation. Many successful people have gone through bouts of feeling lost. While you are trying to find your feet and figuring out your passions are, keep yourself active. Attend courses you are interested, get apprenticeships, internships, voluntary work. Have a go at anything you are interested in. The idea of this is to keep an active work portfolio while at the same time, you are giving yourself a taster of the different options that is open to you. Always keep yourself open to new experiences and opportunities.

Also, during periods of uncertainty, make sure you read plenty of books- fiction or non-fiction does not matter; just keep your brain engaged. Watch motivational talks (think Ted Talks). Keep yourself up to date with current affairs and news. Always stay informed of what’s going on around you. 

If you have tried to move on and are still feeling lost, why not ask people who are working in a field you are interested in and try picking their brain. How did they get the opportunity to do the work they are currently doing, what experiences are necessary, what are the drawbacks, etc.. The more you talk to others, you will gain better clarity into what it is that you are likely to thrive at.

I know that this blog post may be vague but it is written to help people from any discipline with the aim to feel less stressed about their situation and give an indication of how to find their calling. I do hope that anyone reading this finds it to be beneficial. Work hard and keep yourself opening to new opportunities and growth and eventually you will find your space. Don’t waste your time worrying; too much stress never solved a problem any quicker!

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