4 Questions You Need to Ask Yourself to Get Direction in Your Life

"What would you do if you weren't afraid?"

                 -Spencer Johnson

 

compassHave you ever felt like you've been stuck and you didn't know what to do? Did you lack direction? The thing is, when there is a lack of direction, you do not know what your next step will be, and there is no way you can plan. Imagine driving aimlessly on the road and not knowing your destination. You wouldn't know the best routes to take; you wouldn't know what challenges you can prepare for that you may come across in your journey. You won't know how far you have to go to get to where you want to be.

It's common for most of us to go through the motions of life, and cruise along going from task to task. It's hard to see the forest through the trees, and of course when you function this way, you are not able to see the bigger picture. You always have to see the bigger picture in order to achieve your personal goals.

All of us have personal goals, and if you are saying no to this, then maybe you need to think back to a time in your life when you did have goals. Goals are important because it helps you work toward something, and gives you purpose. Direction is needed to help you achieve these goals. To get direction you have to be honest with yourself, and ask yourself some hard and challenging questions. Once you think about the answers to these questions, you may gain some clarity and insight, and begin to develop a plan.

Here are some things you can ask yourself to help you get some direction.

1. Ask yourself, where do you see yourself in 10 years?
This will help you see if some of the things you are doing today are helping you achieve this.

2. Ask yourself what needs to change in your life?
This will help you see what you like and don't like, and what can be better.

3. Ask yourself what needs to stay the same?
This helps you appreciate what is good right now. Not everything should change or is bad. There are plenty of good things that are happening in your life, it may be hard to see at times, but they are definitely there. Try to do more of the good things that are already happening.

4. Ask yourself what you truly value. Is it money, family, or happiness etc.?
Figuring out what you value in life can help you see that you should be living in relation to this. When you don't live according to your values, that's when there is internal conflict, and you may feel like you are not living the way you want