What do you want out of Your life?

Serena Cornwall
2 min readDec 6, 2023

5 steps that may guide you in the right direction.

Photo by Sean Oulashin on Unsplash

First of all: There are no shortcuts.

But there are ways to guide yourself in the right direction. Here are some of the steps that you can take. But how long it will take to get you there is up to you, and of course, whether or not you are “at the right place at the right time”. But most of us will have to take the long road.

Here are the steps:

1: Accept who you are and where you are in life.
This must be the most challenging part. To look yourself in the mirror and see opportunities instead of where you could have been if it hadn’t been for… whatever reason.

2: Follow your instinct.
What is it that you are curious about? What do you want to learn more about? If you can answer these questions, you have taken a significant first step in the right direction. Your curiosity will be the part of you that will keep your mind sharp and eventually guide you to goals you didn’t know you had.

3: Journal. Now, when you are starting to form some ideas of what you want to do with your life, it’s time to write them down and make a step-by-step plan to keep your mind and actions on track.

4: Set Clear Goals: Define specific, measurable, achievable, relevant, and time-bound (SMART) goals. Clearly outline what you want to achieve, breaking it down into manageable steps. This clarity will serve as a roadmap, guiding you through the twists and turns of your journey.

5: Embrace Continuous Learning: Cultivate a mindset of lifelong learning. Stay curious, open to new ideas, and adapt to change. Working on new skills and knowledge enhances your capabilities and keeps you resilient in facing challenges.

Remember, life’s journey is personal, and the path to fulfilment is uniquely yours.