I’m just going to put this out there in case no one has ever told you this, but it is completely ok to not know what you want in life. I know that may sound contradictory to what some people say. Oh you have to have a plan, or you have to know what you want, this and that blah blah blah. But the fact of the matter is that you don’t need to have everything figured out; you just don’t. I see so many people coming to me thinking that they have to have all the answers and everything figured out in their life or they will never get anywhere, and that my friend is completely untrue. So I wanted to take a few moments today, and talk to you about why it is completely ok to not know what you want, or to not have all the answers yet.
You Have Time
Reason number one, and I cannot stress this enough is that you have time. Yes you only have one life, but more likely than not it will be a long one, so you have plenty of time to figure things out. You have plenty of time to decide what you want out of life and how to get it. So take your time. Stop and smell the roses so to speak, and remember that you are still young and have so much more time than you think to figure everything out.
You Don’t Have To Have All The Answers
Reason number two. You don’t have to have all the answers! Again I cannot stress this enough. Even if you have a plan or a dream you don’t have to have everything figured out right now. The answers to your questions will come with time, so don’t stress yourself wondering and looking for the answers to everything that you want. Those answers come with experience, and that takes time too.
Mistakes Are Lessons
Reason number three. Mistakes are lessons. Because you don’t know what you want right now you are bound to make a few mistakes along the way to finding it, but that is not only completely normal but it’s actually good. Mistakes are lessons learned. Maybe you don’t know what you want right now, or maybe you feel like you don’t have the answers to your questions, but one day you will. One day you will because you will have learned from the mistakes and twists and turns in the road of your life. So slow down, and value those bumps in the road for what they are, lessons; lessons that will help you figure out not only what you want but who you want to be.
Now I know it can be hard, especially when you are young, because you want the answers. You want to know what you are supposed to do, what you are supposed to want, and how to get there. And all of those things are valid, don’t me wrong, but they don’t have to be figured out all at once or right now. You have time to figure them out. You have time to find your answers, and time to make mistakes that turn into lessons. So remember that it’s ok to not know what you want. It’s ok to have questions. It’s ok to not have everything figured out right now. And it is more than okay to figure it out as you go.