Are you feeling lost! Or struggling with where you are at? We have many choices as to what path we take and in many areas of our life. We take a path when we choose a job or career, a business, a mate, to have children, our friends and hobbies. We can take a short path or the journey of a lifetime.
“A path without a heart is never enjoyable. You have to work hard even to take it. On the other hand, a path with heart is easy; it does not make you work at liking it.”
― Carlos Castaneda, The Teachings of Don Juan: A Yaqui Way of Knowledge
Here is a four-step process to uncover your path…
Step 1. List your loves, interest and passions. What has brought you joy? Recall the things you did in the past that you are proud of or brought you satisfaction. Why do you think you liked those things so much? What do you think of them now? What new things seem like fun that you would like to try?
Step 2. Get to know yourself. What energizes you? What are your strengths? What values do you hold sacred? What specialized knowledge and experiences do you possess? What environment brings out the best you? What does success look like for you? Time and experience helps clarify who you are. Times of hardship and sadness can be particular enlightening as to who we are.
Ask those who know you well to share their observations. It is difficult to see things that we take for granted. What is easy for us becomes automatic. We don’t give it much thought, making it challenging to identify.
Step 3. Get out there and take action. Put your heart into it and start a path that interests you. Give it your best. If you are not ready for a major change, start with little ones. Our little choices every day create a big life.
Step 4. Take a step back and evaluate. Is this what you expected? Is there a better or easier way to get more of what you want? If you don’t like where you are going? Stop! Hit restart. Review step one again.
This process can apply to a new business or revitalize an existing business. It can provide guidance for those who feel as if they are missing something in life. It is your life – make the most of it.