Do you ever get that nagging feeling – the one where you think “something is missing in my life” and that feeling just won’t go away?
This happens to many of us, particularly when in your early 20’s and trying to figure out who you want to be and what you want to be doing in 20 or 30 years. The older you get the more stress you will feel when life feels off course, but it can happen to the best of us. By noticing, well this gives us the chance to alter course, and change everything for the better.
“Not until we are lost do we begin to understand ourselves.”Henry David Thoreau
Brian Tracy wrote a book titled Flight Plan – The Real Secret of Success. He explains that life is like an airplane journey. From the time you take off, you will be off course 99% of the time. The pilot continually has to make tiny adjustments to bring the plane back on course so that it arrives on schedule at its destination. In life, you are the pilot of your own life. You are here because you have realised you need to make adjustments.
If you’ve used a GPS device and mistakenly take a wrong turn, you know that the machine will tell you that you are off course and it then will suggest what needs to be done to get back on track.
Life functions in the same respect. Your intuition has told you things aren’t right so now you are seeking a little guidance.
“In the thunder of life, without your light, I often lost my way.”Debasish Mridha
My suggestion is simple. If you’re feeling lost, you need to quiet your mind for a while to listen to the stillness within that knows your next move. Just contemplate. Ask yourself what makes you truly happy. Your key is to determine your destination. The place that will bring you health, happiness, prosperity and a good life.
“When you live out of your memory, you focus on the past. When you live out of your imagination, you focus on the future.”Stephen R. Covey
Your first step is to decide what has made you feel off course. You can’t fix what you don’t see clearly. So let this quiz give you the clarity to know without a doubt why life feels off course. Knowing this you can then make a course direction. From then on, you can let momentum take over and get that journey started.
“Losing your way on a journey is unfortunate. But, losing your reason for the journey is a fate more cruel.H. G. Wells
LIFE OFF COURSE QUIZ
|YES or NO|
|1.||Do you feel substantially less alive, having made no |
more progress than you did a year ago?
|2.||Is your life more run by things you have to do, as opposed |
to things you choose, or want to do?
|3.||Would you benefit from having clear goals that reflect |
what is truly important to you?
|4.||Do you often feel like there is something holding you |
back from a much more successful life?
|5.||Do you push people away from you?|
|6.||Do you often know what you should be doing, but |
have a hard time actually doing it?
|7.||Do you find yourself getting angry at times, and you|
don’t know why?
|8.||Do you find it difficult to say “no” when you should do?|
|9.||Are you depressed at times?|
|10.||Is your career more of a job than a calling?|
|11.||Is there less meaning in your life, career, relationship,|
or business, than you would like?
|12.||Do you have a difficult time balancing your career, |
family, friends, health, etc.?
|13.||Has it been a while since you really enjoyed yourself?|
|14.||Would you benefit from establishing great habits |
that keep you moving ahead in all parts of your life?
|15.||Do you routinely find yourself worrying or stressed |
out or worrying about the future?
|16.||Do you often find yourself living automatically, or |
simply going through the motions?
|17.||Would you like to learn how to create a life that |
directly reflects your greatest gifts, talents
|18.||Do you want more success, peace, intimate |
relationships, or a sense that your life is
making a difference?
|19.||Are you willing to change course and work hard |
towards a new destination?
|20.||Do you ever get a sense that you are not living the |
life you were meant to live, and that there is much
more to life than you are now experiencing?
Interpret Your Score
So does life feel off course? The total of Yes responses provides a general idea of whether you are happy with where your life is or not. Compare your total score with these standard results:
20-14 – You are ready, able and willing to transform your life and ready for change
13-7 – You have an average quality of life and you are close to making the decision to change yourself and go on to transform your life.
Below 7 – Happy with your life and have no interest in bringing about any type of transformation
Twenty years from now you will be more disappointed by the things you didn’t do than by the ones you did do. So throw off the bowlines. Sail away from the safe harbor. Catch the trade winds in your sails. Explore. Dream. Discover.
Once you have evaluated where your life is right now, your current situation as it is, you can then decide upon a different game plan for the future if you’re not happy with where you are.
All the best!
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