Now what? What happens after you “make it?”
When you graduate. Retire. Your kids grow up and leave home. You finish a big project. Heal from a chronic illness. Anytime you accomplish a goal or close a life chapter, you’ll likely face this same daunting dilemma.
In today’s MarieTV, I answer this relatable question from Ellen, a single mom who’s transitioning to an empty nest:
I’m having trouble finding purpose in life. A new direction. Where do I go from here?
Even if your circumstances are completely different, any big life transition will bring up the same inevitable worries: What’s next for me? Am I too old? What should I do now? Answering those questions can be scary and overwhelming or it can be fun and exciting — depending on your approach.
In this episode, I’ll show you how to clear the confusion and find your new direction.
Plus, you’ll get my favorite practice to help you decide your next step. It’s unusual, but it taps into the wisdom of your heart to reveal what you truly desire, every time. This prompt alone has led me to personal breakthroughs and multi-million dollar business ideas.
If you’ve had trouble identifying what’s next in your life or career, watch now and try it for yourself.
Now, let’s turn this insight into action.
Grab a notebook, and set a timer for 15 to 20 minutes. Put away your phone, computer, and any distractions. At the top of a blank page, write down this sentence stem: “Wouldn’t it be cool if…”
Whatever springs up in your mind — no matter how bizarre it seems — write it down. Keep writing until the timer buzzes. Most importantly, don’t edit yourself! Let your imagination flow without squashing any ideas. If they seem impossible or unreasonable, write them down anyway!
Play with this prompt until the timer goes off or until you just can’t write anymore. Then share your discoveries in a comment below.
If you’re still feeling stuck, lost, or confused about what to do next, make sure you grab your copy of Everything is Figureoutable. Chapter six is called “Define Your Dream.” The exercises you’ll find there will skyrocket your clarity, and help you know for sure what to do next, guaranteed.
No matter what life has thrown at you, it’s never too late. You’re never too old, too young, or too anything to dream again.