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  • Writer's pictureNatalya Permyakova

How To Find Direction In Life: Crafting Your Authentic Life Plan

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Finding direction in life can feel overwhelming. 

Are you wondering “How to find what I want to do in life?” or asking yourself “What do I want from life?”

It’s not uncommon to feel stuck with the pressures that come with these profound questions. However, with the right tools and a structured approach, you can develop a personal strategic life plan that not only answers these questions but also leads you to an amazing life. 

So, how do you start this quest to figure out what you truly want from life? Here’s a step-by-step guide that infuses planning with passion, ensuring your journey is not just successful but also joyful and fulfilling.


Why Do You Need a Direction in Life?

Imagine you’re on a road trip without a map. You might find some hidden gems, but you could also end up lost, especially if there’s no cell service.

 That’s life without direction. 

It’s easy to float by ticking society’s boxes — job, marriage, kids — without stopping to ask: “Is this what I really want?” 

If you’ve ever felt that nagging feeling that there’s got to be more, it’s time for a change.


Step-by-Step Guide to Crafting Your Life Plan

Step 1: Meet Yourself Where You Are

Kick off your journey with a bit of soul-searching. Who are you really? What gets you out of bed in the morning, and what keeps you up at night? Grab a notebook and start jotting things down. 

Step 2: Paint Your Picture of Success

What does your perfect day look like? Not just any day — your dream day. Is it waking up without an alarm, knowing you’ve created a life where every moment counts? Define what success feels like on your terms. Maybe it’s having the freedom to travel, to learn, or just to enjoy the little moments.

Step 3: Set Goals That Make You Want to Jump Out of Bed

Turn your vision into actionable goals. Think big, but start small. Want to write a book? Start by writing a page a day. Dream of running a marathon? First, see if you can run to the end of your street without keeling over (trust me, it’s harder than it sounds).

Step 4: Map It Out

How do you eat an elephant? One bite at a time. The same goes for your life goals. Break them down into steps that don’t scare the living daylights out of you. A roadmap of life can help make this daunting task more manageable.

Step 5: Take the Leap

Now, start living your plan. Yes, it might be terrifying, but remember: the greatest adventures begin with a single step (or misstep, as was the case when I first tried salsa dancing).

Step 6: Check and Adjust

Life is what happens when you’re busy making other plans. Regular check-ins are crucial. Adjust as you go along. Nothing is set in stone — except maybe that tattoo you regret from college.


Why My Life Quest?

For those who prefer a guided approach to self-discovery and strategic life planning, My Life Quest offers a helping hand. It’s like having a GPS for your life goals, providing you with clarity, structure, and a bit of humor as you chart your personal and professional journey.



Your life’s direction isn’t just about following a plan; it’s about crafting a story you love to live, one day at a time. 

Whether you’re recalibrating after a major life change or simply looking for your next great adventure, remember: even the best-laid plans need a pinch of spontaneity. 

So, dream big, plan well, and don’t forget to enjoy the ride! 

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