It is very common that at some point in our lives we feel somewhat lost in terms of the direction we want it to take. The future is disconcerting, no matter how much we plan what we want to do, study or work, since we cannot know what awaits us or if we will succeed on the path we decide to walk.
But that does not mean that we are doomed to failure or that we must give up before trying to do something, but rather that it is time to seek guidance to find our horizon again. For this you can take into account several options.
Like taking time to reorganize your priorities, making small goals until you achieve your main objective, assisting with a vocational counselor and answering this series of existential questions that you must ask yourself at some point to direct your course.
Existential questions we should all ask ourselves
You can start by answering these simple questions in the form of existential doubts that will make you reflect on your current life and make a decision.
- For me, what is the meaning of life?
If you want to find a fixed horizon in your life. You must ask yourself, does life have a meaning that you must follow? Or are you the one who proposes meaning for your own life? Many experts and philosophers have gone out of their way to answer this question, however, only you can describe the way you want to live.
- How do I want to see myself in 5 years?
Having a vision of yourself in the near future will allow you to have a perspective of what you are doing with your life now and how far you are from achieving the perfect future.
- Do I have what it takes to fulfill my dreams?
It is necessary to continually question whether we have at our disposal all the tools we need to meet the objectives we have set for ourselves. But above all, if we are acting towards it.
- Should I follow my dreams?
If you don’t, what other course will you take? Although, sometimes we may not be able to get that dream job or study that desired career. We must have a backup plan that is similar or a secondary vocation that we are equally passionate about.
- How do I want people to talk about me professionally?
Our profession will be of great importance in the cover letter in our future. Since this will allow us to maintain a lifestyle and above all, nourish ourselves every day. So take a moment to think about how you want them to see your career path.
- Is it possible to know if we are making the best decision?
How do we know when we are making a good or a bad decision? it is almost impossible to know the answer. Well, it is the results that say it clearly. So the best way to do this is to think of all the possible scenarios with each decision and prepare for them.
- What is the point of continuing to grow?
When you finish your studies, will that be it? You will get a job and even there your effort remained. Or you will continue looking for new knowledge and tools that allow you to improve not only in your area of performance, but in your life.
- What role should I have as an adult?
Responsibility is the word that most characterizes us as adults, but how big is its scope? Being adults is not only having criteria, but we have the opportunity to open thousands of doors.
- Why do we dream?
Did you know that there is a reason why we dream? Freud created a theory about dreams, which not only reflects our daily situations, but our repressed desires, the opportunities that are presented to us and how comfortable we are with our reality, which we only discuss in the unconscious.
- Do our dreams have any meaning?
Many of our dreams seem like distorted image sequences. But again Freud tells us to focus on what those images mean to us. That is where you will find the answer.
- Are we really free or are we in a vicious circle?
What is the Liberty? Are you a free person Or are you stuck in a vicious circle of unhappiness? The best way to discover it is by observing your progress over your stagnant states, which is greater?
- Do I have everything I want?
This is a more subjective question, so we recommend you see it from that perspective and not focused on your material assets. Since these can be replaced, but you can regret not being doing what you want.
- Do I tend to spend my money on things I want or need?
A great tirade that will make you reflect. It is not that you judge or punish yourself, but that you see what your priorities are and what you are spending your resources on to have the life you want.
- What would my life be like if it were a painting?
This is a very creative way to make sense of your life when you can’t express it. After all, a picture is worth a thousand words. But the best thing is that you can always find a blank canvas and start again.
- Why do we blame people for what they do?
The tendency to judge is natural in people, but what is the purpose of them? Could it be a type of comparison with how you want to live your own life?
- How did the universe begin?
Although it may seem abstract or unnecessary. These kinds of questions spark your creative and imaginative genius. Which is a great help to solve everyday problems, as well as to show you that everything created came from nothing, until it became something with a lot of effort.
- What about after death?
There are many stories about life after death or the experiences of those who have had a close experience. Death is a subject that scientists have not yet conquered.
- How would you describe me?
Are you able to describe yourself? If so, pay close attention to how you describe and match your strengths and weaknesses.
- What is the formula to be happy?
What do you need to be happy? To answer that question, you must first keep in mind what is happiness for you? Only then will you know if you can reach it.
- Who do I want to be by my side?
The people who are with us (families, partners and friends) have a significant contribution to our life. If you want positivity, surround yourself with those who encourage you, instead of cutting your wings.
- How do I want my love relationship to be?
Loving relationships are a very important part of life, as she is a person in whom we share many intimate experiences. So you should think about the kind of relationship you want and deserve to have.
With these questions you can have a slightly more fixed direction of where you want to go and if you are going the right way.