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7 Big Signs You’re on the Wrong Path in Life

Are you doubting the direction your life is going right now? Do you feel like you’re on the wrong path in life?

Not too long ago, I felt the same way as you.

I remember constantly asking myself, “Do I want to pursue this path or not? Or maybe the other idea is more suited more me…”

I wanted to start a blog and eventually leave my unfulfilling job.

However, at the same time, I didn’t know if this was the right decision. I invested a lot in my college education, and this was the path my parents wanted me to go down.

I decided to bite the bullet and start my blog. It turns out, listening to myself was the BEST decision I made.

In this blog post, I’ll share with you the 7 BIG signs that you’re on the wrong path in life.

1. You dread waking up every morning

I’ll be the one to tell you…that hating your life and dreading your life every day is not normal, nor should it be how you live your life.

When I was in my unfulfilling job, I used to think this was normal. I thought all adults hated their life.

But whether or not it’s normal, no one should live like this.

We all have relatively short lives. No one knows what can happen tomorrow or next week.

If you have the privilege to make a change in your life, you should go ahead and do it.

On the flip side, you don’t need to uproot your whole entire life to make a change.

For example, for me, I started my blog while I was still working my soul-sucking job.

And through that, the ball got rolling and my life has changed quite literally.

The blog shattered my limiting beliefs and opened up many different potential paths for me in my life.

2. You’re constantly complaining about your life

If you’re constantly complaining about your life, but you aren’t doing anything about it, then it’s you’re probably on the wrong path in life.

To gauge how much you are complaining, try to keep track of how many time you complain or have the urge to do so in a day.

While complaining can be therapeutic at times, it doesn’t do anything productive for you. In fact, it’ll probably annoy your friends and family.

Complaining about your problems won’t actually make them go away.

Only taking action will.

3. You’re not growing as a person

If you’re stagnant and feel like you haven’t progressed in your career, relationships, or life in general, then it’s time to make a change.

You should be venturing outside of your comfort zone on a regular basis.

If you’re growing in any type of way, whether that be personally, spiritually, emotionally, etc., then it’s natural that you find life unsatisfying and unfulfilling.

If this is how you’re feeling, then it’s time to make a change.

4. You’re living on autopilot mode

Have you ever just zoned out for entirety of your days, come home, and have a hard time recalling what actually happened?

When I was working my soul-sucking job, I would operate on autopilot mode in hopes the day would pass by faster.

When you operate on autopilot mode, it usually means that there is something wrong in your life now.

It’s worth asking WHY you’re operating on autopilot mode. If you can’t remember half the things that happened in your day, then are you truly living life you love?

Resource: How to Create an Intentional Daily Ritual for Mindfulness

5. You constantly resort to escapism

If you truly loved your life, then you wouldn’t try to escape it all the time, whether it’s through drinking, watching Netflix, playing video games, etc.

Of course, there’s nothing wrong with watching Netflix, drinking, or playing video games, but if you use them to escape your life, then it’s time to reassess your life.

When I was working a job I hated, I would constantly escape through reading comics, watching anime, and playing phone games. After, I would always feel bad about myself and it’d lower my self-esteem.

However, once I took action and started to be proactive in improving my situation, I stopped using Netflix and video games in a harmful way.

6. You’re constantly comparing yourself to others

If you spend a lot of your time comparing yourself to others, then it means you’re not putting enough time into developing your life.

When you feel jealous, it’s because YOU are not living up your highest potential.

When I compared myself to others, I wasn’t progressing with my life.

However, once I found my life purpose and started taking action, I stopped comparing myself to others.

I wasn’t jealous of the famous influencer who gets amazing opportunities. I was jealous of her because I wasn’t putting in the necessary work to get those results.

See the difference?

7. You’re living in accordance with other people’s values instead of your own

You’ll never be happy living in accordance to other people’s wishes.

Unfortunately, a lot of us don’t realize that we’re doing things only because:

  • Someone else told us to
  • We want to make other people happy
  • We’re afraid of judgment

To live a truly fulfilling life, you have to KNOW what you value and why. When you understand your values and what you truly want, the rest will fall into place.

These are concepts I expand more in-depth about in the Life Clarity Guide.

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