Have you ever tried to get around town with an outdated GPS? Does your car show up in the middle of a corn field on a new road? Then the GPS doesn't recognize it, so it tries to redirect you to the closest road. You know the map is wrong, and you didn't update the GPS. When you go back, it does the same thing again even though you know you're on the right path?
Have you accomplished something you'd never done before? What did that plan look like? Who helped you out? Why did that plan work? Where did you get that plan? What did you need to change about that plan? Did you have to completely reject one plan for another?
Here's the secret of the ones who have their life figured out. They have the right map for them at the right time. They have thought through what they want to do and how they are going to get there. They found the roadmap that best gets them there in the shortest amount of time. They are not afraid to adjust. If you realize the path, the map, the plan isn't working, get a new one!
The truly successful people also made their own way. They designed their own path. They lived their life based on their choices, not the wants and wishes of others. Sometimes they line up, many times they don't. As long as you have your roadmap for what you want, you can never be lost. With careful thought and real time spent hashing out what works and what won't, any direction you go will get you closer to your destination.
You're not going to be so wrong you go in the complete opposite direction of where you want to go. You'll get there, and the journey will be fascinating with twists and turns and obstacles to overcome. Venture on.
Take a second to think about where you are in your life right now.
Really take some time to think about these. You have made choices that lead to all these conditions you currently experience. For those of you who are saying to yourself, "Life is great, I wouldn't change a thing." Thank you for your time, the rest of this post is not for you.
Those of you wanting to commit to a change in any of these areas of your life, this might help.