Life can feel unfair, lonely, and empty. You might not be at a happy place you wish to be and maybe even light years behind your friends, but don’t chafe your soul away. Even the most successful people hit rock bottom. It’s almost a necessity in order to impel forward so if you’ve been feeling like you’re stuck, don’t kick your own ass over it. Here are 4 ways to turn your life around and get back on the right path:
#1 Wait no longer
Miracles don’t suddenly appear so if you already know you’re unhappy with where you are, encourage yourself to take action now. It could be as simple as figuring out what you don’t want, writing out your goals, mapping out ideas, then taking the plunge and running with it. You don’t need to wait until everything feels right, you can always redefine and cleanse the process along the way. Mope around any longer and you’ll be watching an entire lifetime pass you by.
#2 Seek opportunities to help others
The only one feeling greater than receiving is giving. Helping others can change your outlook about the world and open up opportunities that weren’t previously available. So proactively look for ways to be a good person – let this be your stimulus for change.
#3 Do hard things
Last year, we advocated doing something new, but strive for even bigger this year and do something hard – something that make you uncomfortable and requires time to perfect. Life often feels stuck and accomplishing something worthwhile is never easy. So build a business, change your lifestyle, trot across the globe, or write a book. Challenge yourself.
#4 Harness meaningful relationships
Dissolve relationships that don’t add value to your life along with those who hold you back. Focus on your true companions – the ones who always willingly come around and stick through the tough times – and nurture those relationships. We’re always emphasizing the importance of your squad’s effect on you because it happens so subconsciously and faint. You start molding into a hybrid of those you allot your time to and if you’re not careful, you’ll be on an unending, elusive chase for fulfillment.