Here is the thing, for me, when I find myself wandering aimlessly, with no purpose. I like to think of it as an opportunity to look at everything and re-examine everything. It is not a time to be hard on yourself; it is a time to be alright with yourself knowing that you, like everyone else, are human. There are so few people in the world that truly have a one focused purpose who know what they are supposed to do because it is and was their calling for the universe. The rest of us need to keep meandering around to find out what it is that is our purpose.
For this to happen, I like to say that I like to "follow my happy," or use my ever-popular philosophy of "happy does it." It is just that simple. Picture the time or times in your life that you are most happy, and follow your happy. Whatever it is, that is where you are meant to go. It might be the craziest thing ever, and might even challenge your logical brain, but people are the most productive when they are happy. It goes along with that idea of finding something you love to do and you'll never work a day again for the rest of your life. Find your happy. Once you find your happy, do your happy. Be what it is that you are meant to be, what your heart tells you to be. I am not saying that following your happy is going to make you wealthy, but there are more important things in life than things. Life is about moments, and if you make these moments count, then on your day to leave the mortal plane, you will have passed on the knowledge to your children that the key to living well is to live.
Fear is always and will always be the roadblock or wall that prevents so many of us from not achieving to our full potential. How to we stop fear? How do we stop ourselves from stopping ourselves? What can we do differently today that will change our future? Fear is anxiety. How do we stop anxiety? We slowly start doing the thing that we are fearful of doing. The more time that we do it, the easier it becomes, the less fearful, and the more happy we become. Think of any time in your life when you started a new thing, (school, driving, a new job, your first date, etc) and remember that fear and anxiety, and then think of how you feel about those things now, and it will become very clear. Fear has its place in protecting us from the unknown, but once those things become familiar, then fear just doesn't belong anymore. Be respectful of fear; it protects you, but don't let it inhibit you from living.
We all have to make choices, some of which are not easy, or the best ones, but from this information we learn, we adapt, we become better selves. It is important to refocus our lives to live for what is real and not what is superficial. It is important for us to recognize that we all have a purpose; whether it is to save the world, or save peoples lives, or to have a conversation with an old man, or just to be loved by someone special, our lives are all interconnected, and because of this, we need not lose ourselves, we need to plot our courses to follow our happys. The richest man in the world, does not have the most money. The richest man in the world lives his life to his absolute fullest. He lives with love in his heart, and kindness in his soul. He sees everyone as equals, and treats everyone with respect. He laughs, and cries, but mostly he lives.
Please find and follow your happy!
Happy Does it! ;o)