What’s the next step for me in my life?
For most of us, this question will come up many times over the course of our lives. And don’t worry, when it does, it’s a good thing. It usually comes up at major life transitions when we are feeling the inner urge to make a significant change in our lives: graduating from high school or college, choosing a major, changing relationships, children leaving the nest, or anytime we’re really feeling dissatisfied with our current work or life and feeling the urge to do something else that feels more satisfying and fulfilling.
It’s Part of the Natural Process of Life Unfolding
This is all just part of the process of adjusting our lives to reflect the changes that happen within us over the course of our lives. If we are open to it, we can change and grow so much throughout our lives. Our interests and passions change and we get clearer and clearer about what matters most to us with every experience we have. That’s why people often change careers a number of times in their lifetime. I believe that this urge to change comes from a deep internal need within us to do something that really fulfills us in our lives. And the way that manifests for us is likely to change over time as well.
The Old Way of Doing Things has Changed
In times past, men would typically have the same job for 40 years and then retire on their pensions. Their wives would stay home and take care of the children and the home. But in our current world, all of that has changed. Men and women can make whatever choices they want in their careers and change as many times as they like. The uncertainty of this social shift can be intimidating at times but it also frees us to listen to our hearts and embrace whatever inspires us. With these expanded possibilities, there is a much greater desire within us to do something that really feels good to us, something that truly uses our unique talents and abilities, something that we are passionate about, something that feels good to do every day.
If you’re reading this post, I’d say you are feeling that internal calling to live life that feels more passionate, authentic, and fulfilling. Trust that instinct. It’s a good one. In my upcoming posts, I’ll talk more about ways to reconnect with that source of inspiration within you and discover what you really want to do with your life.
Discover your passion. Follow your heart. Your Inspiring Life