This Is How Being Lost Turns You Into The Person You’re Meant To Be

Nilton Oliveira

Our twenties. It’s a time when the only constant we experience is change, and the future can appear to be unclear and wildly intimidating. When we repudiate change, we find ourselves becoming a prisoner to a life that’s occupied by complacency. We quit filling our time doing what we love. Instead of chasing our dreams we’ll hire somebody to chase them for us. We have no problem working 40 hours a week for a boss but when it comes to working on ourselves, we’re totally clueless.

What do I want from life? What are my goals? When will I find love?

Reading this article isn’t going to magically reveal the right answers. BUT, I will tell you this- there is nothing wrong with being 20-something and lost.

In your twenties, you realize that blood doesn’t always mean family and home is not always a place. You will visit distant places and meet unfamiliar faces. You will feel established one moment and erratic the next. You’ll feel lost or disconnected, without passion or purpose. This is because you are riding a wave of new energy, and you’re headed on a path of self discovery.

You learn that life’s little lessons truly mean the most. That materialistic things will never triumph experiences. That at the end of the day, the people who love and care for you most, are the ones that truly matter. That people come and go, but the lessons they teach us will always remain. That more money does not always equal more success. That manufactured things will only bring temporary happiness, and temporary happiness is not authentic.

When things are good, savor those moments, and never take them for granted. When things are tough, trust your struggle. Everything you experience is a stepping-stone for your future and you are the sole creator.

So, let yourself be confused. Be uncertain of what your next move will be. We don’t find ourselves by being comfortable. The minute that we push ourselves out of our comfort zone is when we discover exactly what we’re destined for. Thought Catalog Logo Mark

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