When You Find Yourself Questioning Your Path, Remember This.

personal growth Feb 01, 2022

Am I on the right path? Is this what my life should look like? Is there something wrong with me?

If you've ever asked yourself these questions, you're not alone. As a personal development educator, these are some of the most common questions I come across in my work with wellness-minded individuals.⁣

It’s human instinct to want some sort of 𝘴𝘪𝘨𝘯 that our life is going the way it “should” (whatever that means).

As a result, we often assign a disproportionate amount of weight to our negative feelings or moments of uncertainty.

The truth is that life isn’t all sunshine and rainbows. You can be on the path that’s perfect for you and still experience moments such as:⁣
1. Struggling to stay positive at times⁣
2. Questioning your path⁣
3. Needing a break or feeling overwhelmed⁣
4. Feeling bored⁣

Trust me — the happiest, even the most well-adjusted people in the world still experience fear, doubt, uncertainty, overwhelm, and boredom. Those things don’t ever fully disappear, we just get better at adapting to them and reading their cues for what they are.

Keep in mind that other signs — such as a misalignment of values or utter dread — might indeed mean its time to reevaluate the direction you're headed. But if you find yourself doubting your path or thinking that there’s something “wrong” with you for occasionally feeling uninspired, remind yourself that doubt + uncertainty are completely normal. 

Life is filled with ebbs and flows, and finding yourself in a valley isn't a sign that you’re on the “wrong path,” but just that you're human.

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