There’s no shame in having second thoughts or wondering if you’re on the right path.. Some call it “quarter life crisis,” others call it “limbo.”
What we often forget is that “the right path” is something only you can decide for yourself. Life doesn’t come with a manual that teaches us how to move forward or a map that shows us which way to go. We do, however, have our intuition that gives us a sense of ease or resistance towards the path we’re walking.
But, like any muscle, listening to our intuition takes time and practice. So, if you find yourself still feeling unsure, here are 10 signs that you’re on the right path.
You’re excited to wake up every morning
When you’re on the right path, life feels extra exciting! You wake up energized and are motivated to do more. You look forward to the tasks you’ll get to accomplish, knowing that you will have a sense of fulfillment at the end of every day.
You love learning new things about your craft
When you do something that adds value to your life, you’re willing to go out of your way to keep learning more. If you find yourself taking the extra steps, chances are you’re onto something good!
You cross paths with people with similar goals
You know how they say “you attract the same kind of energy you give out?” A lot of times, that manifests through the people we meet.
When you’re on the right path, you cross roads people who think like you, and are headed towards a similar vision. Look around you – do the friends you have help you move towards your goals?
You have an attitude for gratitude
We all know that life is flawed and imperfect – but even that can’t rain on your parade. With the complete belief in something comes an attitude for gratitude. Working on something that keeps you inspired gives you unlimited reasons to say “thank you” for everything the world provides you with.
The universe conspires to make it happen
It’s amazing how much good things come when you are thankful. That’s probably why gratitude always seems to reveal the next stepping stone. If you’re finding the next logical step almost always just around the corner, best believe forward is the way to go!
You face obstacles head on
Obstacles are a natural part of any process – including your life’s purpose. But, even the most challenging obstacles can’t stop you when you’re 100% into what you’re doing. You’ll find yourself adapting to the situation and finding ways to be overcome these hurdles. When your gut believes something to be worth it – all of you will be ready to go all in.
What people say don’t bother you
No success story is ever complete without nay-sayers. While it’s not your favorite thing in the world, you know better than to try to make them change their minds about you. You’re at so much ease with yourself that, what they say does not affect how you feel about what you’re doing.
The more certain you are, the easier it becomes to make decisions. When you are secure and assured with the path you’re on, second guessing are rare moments that come by. You know the end goal of all your efforts and are willing to put in the work to make it happen.
Hard work doesn’t feel hard
Who says hard work has to feel hard? Definitely not those who are constantly fulfilled with what they do. In fact, even in the face of long stretches and challenges, a person on the right track only sees these as springboards for growth. And though even the most inspired and motivated people feel spent after a long working day, it will always feel worth it. Tired but good tired.
Your moral compass is all in
Lastly, when you’ll know you’re on the right track when every inch of you agrees with your gut – especially your moral compass. Yes, you feel fulfilled in walking that path but you’re even more confident that the road you’re traveling transforms you into a better person. You don’t have to compromise your values and ethics because staying on that path makes you glad to be a part of something greater than yourself.
If you find yourself agreeing to most of these then congratulations you are living a life full of purpose. If you have some boxes unchecked – that’s okay! Don’t forget that “touch move” is not a thing irl. Swerve if you must. It’s never too late to change your mind and start anew.
Remember, life is a never-ending rollercoaster, take in every part of the adventure. Raise your hands and scream at the top of your lungs! Here’s to a life full of adventure and purpose. If this was helpful to you, check out our Grown-Up Guide at Edukasyon.ph and tell us what you think!