Pivot your life

Pivot your life

“Keep away from people who try to belittle your ambitions. Small people always do that, but the really great make you feel that you, too, can become great.”
― Mark Twain

Sometimes it takes years, even a life time to understand what you should do with your life. I believe I am still trying to figure out which direction I should head. Many forks in the road can confuse you and speed bumps will slow you down when you want to speed on by. If something gets in your way, turn. Always remember you will make it to your destination when you are supposed to arrive. On the way, I suggest you wonder down a different path to see what is out there in the world. You never know, you may find something that you never thought you would like. Question your current route. Are you happy with the direction you are going?

Really think about what you have accomplished in life at this point. Write down the good, write down the not so good. Have you departed on that trip you’ve dreamed of? Did you achieve the pro status in your favorite sport? Have you found the love of your life? Did you finally achieve your career goal? Your accomplishments make you who you are today, but your failures do as well. Accomplishments and failures are both life experiences. Learn from both of these types of events. Failure is a good thing, because if we never failed we would never truly learn how to improve from our experiences.

This brings me to pivoting your life if you are not happy. Pivot your life, but don’t change who you are. When something is not working out for you, but you still want to get to the same end goal, change what you are doing with keeping the same vision in sight. Don’t ever feel like you have to continue down the same path as you advance forward in life if things are not working for you. Many successful people have pivoted many times to get where they are today, but they always knew where they wanted to end up. They just took a different route to get there, a few detours when needed. This can be a scary thought as change is a risk into the unknown. Your usual daily tasks give you a comforting feeling, but your still not happy/bored with where you are. Its time to make a list of everything you like and everything you dislike about your current situation. Once you’re finished with your list, review it a couple times. What are your favorite things from that list? Take those points and make them priority in life, if you can. Slowly implement these favorites within your life. This is your time, you should be doing what you enjoy doing.

Want to know how you can really figure out what you want to do with your life? Be a child in your adult life. Play, explore, ask questions. Do you ever take time after work to just play games with friends or family? Do you head back home down streets you have never gone down? Do you question what others say because you don’t completely understand or feel that the answer was not correct? Try something you have never done before to jump out of your comfort zone. Be a kid at heart. They are smart and learn as much as they can. They can be reckless at times, but they learn important life lessons because of it. Being a kid may be the best thing you could ever do for yourself.

In life, make sure to be doing the activities you enjoy. Don’t let others smash your dreams or fun. We all have potential to become something great. Nobody should ever stop you from feeling this way. Strive to achieve your highest potential.

Thanks for reading,

Matt