You know the feeling?
The one where you feel lost.
That feeling that you’re stuck somewhere and having a hard time believing you’ll ever get anywhere.
In fact, you don’t have a clue how to get anywhere.
Heck you don’t even know where you want to go.
You’re not alone. Truly hear this. YOU ARE NOT ALONE.
We all feel like that sometimes. We’ve all felt like that before. And we’re still standing.
Trying to work out who you are, what you want to do with life can be confusing and overwhelming and sometimes you just need to step outside of yourself. Step outside of the confusion and keep in mind…‘it’s not until we’re lost that we begin to understand ourselves’.
It might be time to remember:
1. Nobody knows what you want or need as well as you
Don’t wait for the time to be right, or someone to come along and point the way; begin where you are and work with what you’ve got and what you know. Better things will show up along the way.
No matter what you choose, no matter what life throws at you, you’re going to be just fine. Listen to your inner guidance, it will give you the courage to follow your dreams.
And don’t worry if you have no new ideas right now.
When you’re feeling lost, hold on to the truth that growth is often spontaneous. But you must wake up to the idea that if you spend your time simply reacting to everything that happens, you have no direction of your own.
2. Life is balanced
The bad news is that everyone meets obstacles, complications and disappointments. The good news is that every setback has within it a comeback.
No matter that you’re late in coming to the party and don’t know quite what to do or where to go, you have an enormous creative power, you just need to learn how to use it.
Shake things up. Change your viewpoint. You might discover being lost didn’t disempower you after all. Often our biggest victories come from our biggest struggles.
Embrace your struggles. Be willing to enter new territories and accept new opportunities. Make sure you take time for the ‘ being’ you instead of only your doing self. This is the way to nourishment and gives you the space to heal beliefs that hold you back.
3. Difficult paths often lead to ideal destinations
Don’t allow fear to run the show. Fear is only as strong as you allow it be and fear means you’re operating from a mind set of resistance. Acting out of jealousy, anger, shame or guilt mean you’re living in fear.
Choose to be peaceful and calm. Decide your ideal experience.
Remaining faithful to the idea that everything turns out well will determine your outcome.
Think about it, crying for the person you thought you were means you’re not smiling for the person you’re becoming. Out of every difficulty comes the foundation for new understandings that forge your new, beautiful life.
A change in attitude requires time. Give yourself the gift of time to change your vibration so that what you desire can be moved from the invisible inner world into your visible reality.
4. Painful things often teach what we need to know
Painful experiences can enhance your life. When things are going great we tend to invest little or no time in making sure we know where we’re going. When things get tough we’re more inclined to ponder, to make new distinctions that enhance the quality of our life.
Let your feeling of being lost guide you to a new and greater future.
Commit to making peace with old wounds and hurts and you open the door to the wisdom and creativity of the universe and release yourself from the unwelcome thoughts that keep you chained to your history.
Life comes with pain and with joy, with wounds and healing and sometimes we grow from one or the other, but usually we need both. You’re always the winner as you gain the priceless gift of experience.
5. It doesn’t have to be perfect
So often people don’t change anything because they don’t know what to do or how to do it perfectly.
If you want to change your health, get moving…try something new. If you want to change your relationship, get started on making some inner changes to your beliefs and habits of being, don’t wait for that perfect moment, it doesn’t exist.
Whatever you want deep in your heart, begin it. Make some progress; it equals greater happiness. Get some momentum going,
Many people get scared when things don’t work out. Because they don’t want to feel that failure, that sense of being less than, so they give up. Don’t be one of them. Keep going, you are destined for victory.
Don’t worry about failure, keep looking for progress…you’re going to be okay, even if it isn’t today. The beautiful part of life is that you don’t have to get it right first time.
A river cuts through rock because of persistence and what will make your new self more successful than your old self is your willingness to persist.
Taking action, any action, will shift your life and enable you to thrive in difficult situations. Begin today.
6. Timing is everything
Focus on the thing you want. If you need help staying focused in the busyness of the day, set an alarm. Stop messing around being distracted by all the things that give absolutely no meaning to your life.
Set a focus timer. Have a timer set for every ten minutes, every twenty minutes, every half hour. Whatever works best for your lifestyle. And focus on those ideas, those dreams of your heart that will make an enormous difference to you and to your life
With every ding of the timer, your job is to focus on your desire, feel that you have it, or have a simple affirmation. Life is good. Thank you. I’m just where I want to be. I’m who I want to be. I love my life. I am blessed.
It doesn’t even matter if it’s not currently true…what you focus on you become.
7. You get to decide when you’ve had enough
There comes a point when it’s up to you to decide if you’ve had enough heartache and pain. No one can do it for you. No one is coming to rescue you. Your life is in your hands.
Stop repeating your history; you may have been discouraged, beaten down, hurt, or wounded, but you don’t have to stay there. You can’t possibly be a victim, you’ve come through too many trials, too much pain and heartache and you’re still here. You’re a victor.
Success or failure stem from the same source, they’re the sum of habits repeated day in and day out.
You must find YOUR truth for yourself.
You own the minutes and hours in every day and if you want today to be different from yesterday start doing something different. Create some new thoughts or new actions and start repeating THEM day in and day out.
Find that place within where everything is possible. Decide to make every single day the best day of your life so far.
If you find your mind tends to want to do it’s own thing. Join the club. We all have minds that like to worry, to doubt, to fear. What if you fail? Well, what if you don’t? What if you’re about to fly?
You’ll never know what you’re capable of if you carry on believing you’re lost or powerless and you don’t know what to do next, or you don’t know how to do things differently. These are just beliefs. Stop giving them power by repeating them on a daily basis.
Make today the day you decide life is a magical journey, and magical things will happen.
If you want to know the freedom of living fearlessly. If you want to pick the rose and never notice the thorns, or take pleasure in the rainbow without worrying about the rain then it’s time to get up, dust yourself off, and get going.
You’re here. You matter. Make your life count.
I bet you have your own stories and lessons to share. I’d love to hear what’s worked or what hasn’t so please leave a comment and let me know.
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Encourage one another.