Do you ever feel lost? Unclear about what you want or where you should be putting your energy?
For a while now I’ve tried to listen to my heart and make decisions based on what seemed right and what made me happy. Doors and opportunities often opened like magic and I had a strong sense of direction underpinning each step. I felt like I was slowly creating a life that fitted me – one that gave me time to write about the things that are important to me so that I could encourage and support other people making changes in their lives. But recently without warning I’ve hit the proverbial brick wall with a bang as I struggle to understand whether or not this is my calling.
None of the usual tricks I try when things feel a bit rickety seem to be helping. Visualization usually works, but right now I’m struggling to even understand what to visualize. Do I write another book, do I create a course from the book I’ve already written or do I just give up on my dream altogether? Every question I ask myself disappears into the ether without a trace. I feel confused and cannot see the next step ahead. To be honest, I also feel like a failure and an imposter.
How do I deal with this confusion and the negativity swirling round my head? I find that writing down my thoughts helps me clear my head so yesterday I spent some time writing about how I felt. Once I’d got all the negative stuff and frustration onto the page, these were the thoughts that flowed from my pen. Now I just need to put them into practice!! If you’re feeling a lack of direction, perhaps these ideas will help you too.
Remember that everything has its purpose and one day you’ll understand why you needed this time of waiting.
Are you feeling lost and confused like I am? How do you deal with brick walls when you hit them. It would be great to hear what has helped you through times of confusion.
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Image by Lee Adlaf