Is it common to feel a little lost in life?

Is it common to feel a little lost in life?

Everyone feels lost at some point in their lives. It’s universal, but what’s not is the period and timing in which they’re lost. Some people may feel this way all throughout their lives, while some may feel this in specific times in their lives.

This feeling is strongly associated with not knowing what purpose we serve, and for those who later end up feeling lost, it’s a matter of not knowing if there is any meaning to what they are doing. Not having any sense of purpose or meaning can seriously affect our happiness.

People go through life doing whatever it is they are doing and eventually they’ll come to ask themselves if this is all there is to life. This mundane pattern in their life leads them to ask if there is some meaning to it, because it ends up feeling so meaningless. For many people, they never have any sense of doing anything of significant or important.

In fact, a lot has been written about the importance of people having a sense of achievement, accomplishment, and contribution to something greater than themselves. A lot of leaders and business owners have known for years now how important these things are but translating it into something people can be a part of can be difficult.

On the other hand, it’s not entirely up to work or employers or even charities and non-profits to give you a sense of meaning. A great deal of it has to do with what matters to you. The truth is that people don’t give themselves the opportunity to reflect on who they are and what matters to them; at least not until they are decades into their work life.

When they do reflect, we often see people switch careers to find something more meaningful and fulfilling to do. Sometimes they go back to school, or they go back to an old hobby, or join a charity in order to find that meaning.

You will feel lost in your life at some point, but there are ways that can help you find the way forward.

Join us at College of Allied Educators to learn more about yourself, what motivates you, and how you can find happiness, meaning, and success in work, love, and life.

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