Have you ever wondered if you’re on the right path in life?
I think everyone does at one time or another.
You’ve probably noticed that you spend little time pondering this question when things are going really well.
That’s because there’s a certain sense of ease when you’re heading in the right direction that doesn’t feel like it needs to be questioned.
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You just go with the flow effortlessly and without hesitation because things seem to work out as they should.
Some people describe it as having a sense of just knowing things are how they are supposed to be.
But even if you’re on the right track, sometimes you may feel like your life is going nowhere.
You end up with little energy and no real motivation in things you used to be motivated in.
Below are 10 signs that you’re on the right path in life:
How To Tell If You’re on the Right Path – or Not
1. Things align for you.
When you’re on a course that’s taking you where you want and need to be, it can be as if the universe sends you what you need to accomplish your goals.
People or events show up to support and further your cause.
Required money comes in from a donation or an unexpected source.
Things just seem to fall into place and work out.
Often, it feels like a mere coincidence or even a miracle.
Maybe it is, but why question it if you’re experiencing this?
2. You don’t allow obstacles to stop you.
Being on the right path doesn’t mean everything will automatically and magically fall into place 100 percent of the time.
But when obstacles arise, you’ll often dive right in and come up with creative solutions on how to overcome or work around them.
Consider an opposite situation: have you ever been in a miserable job or a horrible, failing relationship that you absolutely knew you wanted to leave?
Think about how inspired you’d have been if an opportunity had shown up that provided you with a perfect excuse to make an easy escape.
If you’re on the right path at the right time, obstacles that show up become nothing more than bumps in the road, and the idea of giving up won’t feel like the right option.
You’ll be driven from within to find another way to make it work so you can continue toward your dream.
3. You care less than usual about what other people think.
When you’re feeling aligned and in the flow, you’ll feel less desire to seek other people’s approval.
You won’t need confirmation whether what you’re doing is acceptable or right because you’ll already be able to feel it.
While you might still seek opinions, advice, or feedback from people you respect, criticism from naysayers will be easier to get over – or to even completely dismiss.
4. You feel motivated, energized, and excited about what you’re doing and where you’re headed.
You’re proud of what you’re doing and get very excited to talk to others about it.
You look forward to waking up in the morning and feel eager to get back to the task.
Is this happening for you?
Take this as a good sign that you’re doing exactly what you should do!
5. Decision-making seems easier when you’re on the right path.
Deciding between two options or your next best steps is often easy (or at least easier) when you’re on the right track.
Even if you’re unaware, heading in the right direction and feeling good about it usually means that you’ve tapped into and can access your intuition.
This allows you to see and feel what will work best for you without excessive struggle or effort.
6. You lose track of time doing what you’re doing.
When you look up and see that you’ve lost a few hours or more, you can bet that what you’re working on aligns with your soul’s desires.
Hard work doesn’t feel hard.
Instead, it’s exciting, rejuvenating, and energizing.
Some people describe themselves as going into a sort of creative trance: losing hours or a whole day when they’re working on something that lights them up and feeds their souls.
7. Your overall “bad stress” levels are low.
A survey by the American Psychological Association found that 44% of adults feel their stress levels have increased over the past five years.
This highlights the importance of regularly assessing one’s priorities and goals to avoid burnout.
Even if you’re required to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, you feel excited and motivated instead of stressed out and overwhelmed.
You can clearly tell the difference if you’ve ever been at either end of this spectrum.
Being in “bad stress” situations take a toll on you, mentally and physically.
Whereas being busy and active in something you love pumps you up and feeds your energy and drive to get things done.
8. Your health seems to support you.
Chronic stress raises the level of cortisol and other hormones in your body, which ultimately lead to a weakened immune system.
Studies link stress to digestive disorders, headaches, insomnia, depression, and anxiety.
This makes it easy to understand how the reverse would also be true.
Reduced stress means a healthier immune system and a stronger ability to fight illness and disease.
Thus, leading to feeling healthy, strong, and ready to find the right path in life.
9. There’s no need to compromise your morals or beliefs.
When choosing the right path in life for you and your soul, you won’t feel you’re selling out or doing things you’ll later have to apologize for or regret.
When you can stand confidently about your decisions and actions without making excuses, you know you’re heading in the right direction.
10. Working hard towards your goals may make you tired but not depleted.
A key way to determine if your actions align with your soul’s purpose is checking how you feel after a long work stint.
When forging down a path of alignment, you may feel tired at the end of the hour, day or week.
Being a person on a mission requires a lot of mental and physical energy, and we all need to rest.
You’ll often feel depleted and exhausted if you’re out of sync with who you are.
It’s as if you have to force yourself to keep going.
Are You on the Right Path?
Ultimately, deciding which path to take and whether it’s right for you is something only you can determine.
There isn’t necessarily only one right path for each individual, as many roads may lead to the same destination.
Circumstances and direction can change along the way, and there’s no rule that says you must stay locked into any course of action.
The important thing to remember is that if you notice you’re questioning whether you’re on the right path, that you’re asking might indicate that a change is needed.
Take a step back and assess the situation.
Then, figure out what doesn’t feel right and tweak it wherever necessary.
Remember: you can check back in with these signs to evaluate how your new direction is going along the way.
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