It’s not uncommon to question whether your life is headed in the right direction when things aren’t going well.
A life without direction can feel like a ship without a rudder. If rudderless ships can go in circles, then who’s to say people won’t experience the same feeling and perspective?
But whether you’re steering a little or a lot in life, there are some key factors that indicate you on the right track.
How can you tell your life is in the right direction? Here are five signs:
When you’re going in the right direction, it seems as if the universe is sending you everything you need to get to your destination.
Sometimes, these coincidences even look kind of magical.
Significant, unexpected life changes can often derail our dreams.
Losing a job or breaking off a relationship can be enough to make us feel like we’ve made the worst mistakes of our lives.
You bounce back quickly from failure or rejection. You keep going, even when it seems like everyone else has given up.
Instead, you learn from setbacks and challenges and forge ahead to good times.
When you’re on the right track, you don’t seek others’ approval and you don’t strive for others’ confirmation validate your actions.
You are likely to take more risks and adopt more unconventional approaches to pursue your dreams. You strive to be deliberate in your pursuit of success instead of simply reacting to the circumstances in your life.
When your life is in the right direction, you are more intentional about your purpose.
Often when people make significant life changes, they can be impatient about their growth and feel like their success is taking too long.
But when you’re on the right track, you don’t second-guess yourself. You simply plow forward, focused on what’s in front of you and push through to your goals.
You recognize that it’s the pursuit of your purpose—not your perfection—that matters most.