There is often a lot of focus on staying hungry for what you want, and consistently moving towards those goals. But what if you don’t know what you want? What if the goals you were so certain would make you happy to achieve, no longer provide any motivation as you’ve grown and changed over time, and you don’t quite know where you want to go from here?
One way to start the ball rolling, is to simply start moving AWAY from what you know you DON’T want. These could be people that don’t share your values or are actually quite toxic to your mindset, or it could be a career which challenged you at the time, but you now find monotonous. Maybe you’re just purely sick of the same old stories at the office Christmas Party, and you can’t bear it any longer.
If you find yourself just sitting around waiting for a sign for what to do next, how about just moving away from what you don’t want? This doesn’t have to be as drastic as quitting your job, buying into a burger franchise and starting a whole new running race, but start making changes nonetheless. Try something new that you wouldn’t have usually done.
Say yes to dinner with a new group of people you hardly know, if you usually spend a lot of time stuck in the office then find opportunities to spend more time outside, if you’re sick of the gym try a new sport that you know nothing about, read a book you wouldn’t usually look twice at. Keep going until something peaks you interest, and then follow those breadcrumbs until you find your new purpose.