I am sure all of us will go through this phase in life. Not once, maybe even several times. Times when we don’t know what to do. You’ve got passion, you’ve got the drive but you just don’t know where to start.
Not everyone knows what they want to be or do growing up. Some of us as adults still don’t have a clue. Maybe what you want to do has changed and you feel lost.
I have personally gone through this like, I don’t know, once every year? Not until early this year that I told myself I have to stop wasting time trying to THINK things through. I can’t THINK the answer out.
If you are feeling the same thing, there are two things you can do.
- Find out what you want to do.
- Do THAT.
If you already know what you want to do, then my friend, see where you want to go and start running towards it.
If you don’t know what to do, PLAY.
Try things out. Do your research. Explore. Experiment. Dabble.
What are you curious about? What do you think about when you are lost in your thoughts? What do you dream about? What do you want to read about? What gets you excited?
Most people don’t like or are afraid of the idea of dabbling because they feel there has to be a reason behind what they do or they need to be sure it leads to the right path.
Here’s where so many people get stuck.
You don’t need to quit your day job. You don’t need to waste a lot of money. You don’t need to go all in at once.
Just go do stuff. Try out some classes. Attend events of your interest. Meet people. Start a small side business. Take those photos. Bake those cookies.
You might meet a dead end but even a dead end is an answer. It will help you be certain of what is it that you really want to do and what you thought you like but actually don’t.
You are getting none of these answers by just thinking about stuff.
So now, go play. And have fun while you’re at it.