TOP 6 REASONS WHY YOU FEEL LOST IN LIFE AND CAREER AND HOW TO BOUNCE BACK.
BY DEORAO K.
Do you feel lost in life lately? Or you don’t understand where your life or career is heading. You have tried tons of different things in life but have not succeeded, now you lost hope that your life can’t get better.
If this is you, continue reading…
Everyone goes through this phase in life once or several times especially youngsters between the age of 20 to 35 years of age and occasionally mid-age people also. It is the commonest trouble you could experience in life.
After my graduation, it also happened to me for some time, because of that I did my research on why it is happening and what can be done to find a purpose or goal in life. And here are a few points from what I have figured out,
REASONS RESPONSIBLE FOR WHY YOU FEEL LOST IN LIFE OR IN YOUR CAREER.
Following are the reason why you feel lost in life and or in your career and what can be done to fix it,
1) YOU ARE TOO IMPULSIVE.
Feeling lost in life is very common in people who have impulsive behavior. These types of people have a habit of switching goals from time to time because they can’t stay at a place for a longer time.
Because of this highly unstable behavior, it becomes difficult to take the firm decision and stay on it until accomplishment. They keep changing their hobbies, career decisions, and interests in a very short span of time.
All the decisions made by these types of people are based on rapidly changing emotions. When emotion changes, the decision gets changed.
This makes them confused about their likes and dislikes and after some time they feel lost.
WHAT TO DO
If you ever feel impulsive wait for some time do not decide when you are high on emotions. Breath in and out three times before making decisions or before replying or before reacting to any situations.
This will give you some time to calm yourself and think about it.
Nothing comes in handy in life you have to work hard and hustle to earn everything.
Give yourself time, good things take time to happen. Find out what you can do best and keep on working on that thing. If you are persistent one day you will achieve what you want.
2) YOU FEEL LOST IN LIFE AND CAREER COZ YOU CAN’T DECIDE WHAT TO DO IN LIFE.
You have spent days and years deciding what to do but still not able to figure it out. For instance, you keep thinking about which course, job, or business to do but at the end of the day you haven’t reached any conclusion and after some time you start feeling lost.
This is the commonest reason why people feel lost in life and career especially in people who are indecisive or not mature and educated enough to make the decision.
WHAT TO DO
It is super easy to decide what to do in life. For example, think that if you don’t have any barriers and conditions to choose or you have absolute freedom to choose what will be the thing you wanted to do in life or which will be the profession you will choose?
Choose the first thing that comes to your mind, that is the right answer to your question. Maybe you will earn less money than your friends and relatives but it will make you happy, satisfied and fulfilled.
3) YOU DON’T HAVE PATIENCE.
If you don’t have patience you will lose hope after a few days of working on something. Nothing happens in a fraction of a minute everything takes time. Your impatient nature will make you feel lost in life or lost in reaching a goal. Your impatient nature forces you to change your decisions from time to time
WHAT TO DO
You have to accept the thing that everything in life takes time. You have to be patient. As per Garry Vaynerchuk famous entrepreneur and motivational speaker being “Aggressively patient” means you keep working aggressively on what you are doing but give time for things to happen.
Work on long-term gratification. Once you convince yourself for long-term gratification you will not lose hope until you achieve the goal.
4) YOU DON’T KNOW YOUR WHY (PURPOSE).
If you don’t know why you do what you do, you are more likely to feel lost in life and your career after some time. Here, the word ‘WHY’ means the purpose of your life or the purpose of whatever you are doing.
If you can’t figure out what motivated you to do what you’re doing, then you are less likely to succeed.
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WHAT TO DO
Find out the purpose of life. Find out your ‘why’. Author and motivational speaker ‘Simon Sinek’ in his book “Start With Why” introduced the concept of ‘WHY’.
May it be your life or your career if you started it with why (with purpose) you will easily figure out how and when to do it. When you start with why you are less likely to feel lost.
You must figure out first the purpose and motive behind your work.
5) YOU DON’T HAVE GOAL IN LIFE.
If you don’t have a goal in life it will be difficult to figure out the path to take. Without goals, our life becomes random and unorganized.
Without goals, you will feel demotivated, lost, and may procrastinate. Eventually you will feel lost in life.
WHAT TO DO
Decide what do you want to achieve in life, then find out the way with which you will achieve it.
i.e. first give yourself goals and they figure out the ways to achieve them.
Give yourself a deadline to achieve your goal because the deadline will motivate you to work harder and finish things on time. Having goals will make you go in a linear direction.
6) YOU ARE NOT SERIOUS ABOUT LIFE AND CAREER.
Especially young to middle age people are stubborn and immature. They have a casual approach to life and take things lightly.
After some time, they will feel lost in life, because things are less likely to work for them. This attitude will make you noncreative and procrastinate.
WHAT TO DO
You need to be serious about the stuff if you want a balanced life in the future. Don’t be so lazy, don’t procrastinate.
Be serious take charge of your life. It is never late to start something new in life and never late to chase your dreams because you may get older but your dreams don’t.
One or more factors mentioned above may be responsible why you are feeling lost in life and or career. And if you are able to fing out which reason is influencing your decisions they you can eliminate it and achieve what you want.
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Here are the top reasons why you feel lost in life and career,
1. You are impulsive.
2. You can’t decide what to do in life.
3. You don’t have patience.
4. You don’t know your ‘why’
5. You don’t have goals
6. You are not serious about things.
Quick tips to bounce back when you feel lost in life and career,
1. Keep control over your emotions. Don’t let your emotions come in between your decisions.
2. First, find out what are you expecting from life. Take a firm decision and follow it with passion.
3. Be patient, things take time t work out.
4. You should know why you are doing things.
5. set goals and deadlines.
6. You need to get serious about what you are doing.
Suppose thatt you don’t have any burden to choose or you have full freedom to choose, the first option that comes to your mind is the right option.