Have you ever wondered if you’re on the right path in life? I think everyone does at one time or another.
If you think about it, you’ve probably noticed that you don’t spend a lot of 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. You just go with the flow effortlessly and without hesitation because things just seem to be working out as they should.
Some people describe it as having a sense of just knowing that things are the way they are supposed to be. But even if you’re on the right track, sometimes you may feel like your life is going nowhere, and end up with very little energy and no real motivation in things that 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 start aligning 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 starts sending 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.
Oftentimes, it feels like a mere coincidence or even a miracle; and maybe it is, but if you’re experiencing this, why question it?
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 do arise, you’ll often find yourself diving right in and coming 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 thrilled 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 on towards your dream.
3. You care less than usual about what other people think.
When you’re feeling aligned and in the flow that comes with it, you’ll feel less of a desire to seek the approval of other people. You won’t need to get confirmation as to whether or not 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 you 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 be doing!
5. Decision-making seems easier when you’re on the right path.
Deciding between two options or what your next best steps should be is often easy (or at least easier ) when you’re on the right track. Even if you’re unaware of it, heading in the right direction and feeling good about it usually means that you’ve tapped into, and are able to access, your intuition.
This allows you to clearly see and feel what will work best for you without an excessive amount of 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 what you’re working on is truly in line with your soul’s desires.
Hard work doesn’t feel hard – but rather, 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 soul.
7. Your overall “bad stress” levels are low.
Even if you’re required to handle multiple tasks simultaneously, you feel excited and motivated instead of stressed out and overwhelmed.
If you’ve ever been at either end of this spectrum, you can clearly tell the difference. 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 that 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: a reduced stress level means a healthier immune system and a stronger ability to fight off 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 you’re choosing the right path in life for you and your soul, you won’t feel like you’re selling out, or doing things that you’ll later have to apologize for or regret. When you can stand in confidence about your decisions and actions, without having to make 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 to check in with how you feel after a long stint of working. When forging down a path of alignment, you may feel tired at the end of the hour, day or week, and that’s okay! Being a woman or man on a mission requires a LOT of mental and physical energy and we all need to rest.
On the contrary, if you’re out of sync with who you are, you’ll often come away feeling depleted and exhausted. 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 certainly NO rule that says you have to stay locked into any particular course of action. The important thing to remember is that, if you notice you’re questioning whether or not you’re on the right path, the fact that you’re asking might be a good indication that a change is needed.
Take a step back and assess the situation. Then, figure out what doesn’t feel right and tweak wherever necessary. Remember: you can check back in with these signs to evaluate how your new direction is going at any time along the way.