There is a lot to sort through in life. In our youth the responsibilities were less, time seemed to last a long time, feelings like, “bored” might even be possible. In the later years of life, we find time flying by, each year seems shorter. Responsibilities may have lessen, boredom may have returned.
Most likely the reader of this blog will be somewhere in-between those stages of life. You may be caring for young ones or aging adults. Your vocational choices may not be all that you had hoped and are wondering how to make a change. The search for ourselves, what we will do as we become an adult, the assessment of what we have already tried, the quest for satisfaction and meaning in our days may be where you are right now.
I want to encourage you to not panic or lose hope. Begin now to step forward with grace and purpose. What is holding you back? The past? The unknown future? Paralysis in the present?
“Where do I start?”, I was asked recently by a man overwhelmed by his life circumstances. My answer my seem simple, yet it works. Start right here, right now with yourself. You are the only thing that you can control and for most of the people I know that are losing traction, it is self-awareness and self-control that they need first to move forward.
Know yourself, then know others. I use those steps to help people be free, confident and in charge of where they are and where they are going. Let’s talk about it sometime.