One thing I heard over and over again last week was regarding direction and feeling stuck.
This post isn’t going to be about the whole process of finding direction and clarity, you can do that in my free Perfect Day Exercise, but it is about the next most important step:
How many of us believe the answers lie outside of ourselves?
We get another book, take another course, watch another webinar, or some other self-improvement nonsense?
Don’t feel bad, I’ve done it too.
We all do, and when we’re stuck we’re ready to do just about anything to get unstuck…except get moving.
It’s easier to hope some guru has the magic answer of what to do with your life and then follow their step by step process to “live-your-dream-life-where-nothing-bad-will-ever-happen-ever-again-because-there’s-a-picture-of-a-young-beautiful-woman-smiling-with-her-arms-spread-wide-in-a-field-with-beams-of-sunshine.”
But it’s a crock.
You are a unique special individual and there has only ever been one of you in all of time.
So, how could a one-size-fits-all solution possibly work?
Direction is a verb that’s done by taking action.
Where we often get stuck, is we believe that there IS a singular solution and our job is to figure out what that ONE way is to be happy.
It sounds a lot like perfection doesn’t it? The belief that there is one perfect way only and you have to keep striving until you find it even though it doesn’t even exist.
It’s kind of crazy.
It would be a very sad joke from the universe if we were born with one shot at a short little life to go after our one possibility of happiness or it was all wasted.
The truth is there are many wonderful and fulfilling directions any of us could take that would lead to happiness and contentment.
You will find which ones resonate with you but getting out there and DOING stuff, not PLANNING to do stuff.
We don’t even know what makes us happy in the first place until we’ve done it.
If there’s one general statement I can say about finding your direction it’s this:
Chase your happiness.
Happiness will lead you to your passions and your purpose.
Chasing it means that you are actively taking action and moving in that direction.
There is no one right direction, no matter what Kool-Aid someone is trying to sell you. That’s just based on scarcity and fear, and we already have enough of that.
So here’s my challenge for you:
Tell me what makes you truly happy, and share with me what 3 things you are going to do to fulfill that happiness either below in the comments below.
*Don’t forget to schedule that shit in, or it won’t happen, and why wait another week, year, or decade? Do it now.