Here Are The First Steps To Navigating Your Life Path
Start writing a post
Student Life

Here Are The First Steps To Navigating Your Life Path

If you find yourself second guessing your life choices, read this.

150
Here Are The First Steps To Navigating Your Life Path
Google Images

As the semester comes to an end, some students may be feeling some doubt about their future. Are they at the right university, are they in the right major? Why are they behind their friends or ahead of them? But none of that matters, if you are comparing yourself to others. You need to surround yourself with people who support you and don’t judge you for taking a different path in life from them.

Everybody has a different body and life clock, some students may graduate early from their top choice school, even with honors. And some students may graduate from their safety school without. Don’t let others influence your goals and your aspirations in life. You have to live the life you want for your own happiness, not to compete with anyone else, because at the end of the day it’s just you.

Jay Shetty was a businessman, turned monk, turned inspirational speaker. Jay started his journey as a monk at 22 when he went to practice across India and Europe. He learned how to improve himself and how to help others during his time in India, living out of a gym locker for 3 years.

When Shetty moved back in with his parents in London, his friends from business school started to ask him to speak at their companies, as they were under high levels of stress and pressure in the workplace. Soon his speeches were becoming viral on youtube, and he was asked to work at the Huffington Post.

Now Jay works with brands like Google, Facebook, and Coca Cola to share his story and his motivational advice. Check out his website for the full story and this YouTube video for inspiration to stay on your own path and not feel pressured.

This summer, don’t feel like you have to plan the rest of your college life out class-by-class, semester-by-semester. Stay on your own life clock, and if it is your goal to graduate from college then focus on that. If you are in college for the wrong reasons, then it’s time to take a step back and re-evaluate your life.

One way to self reflect and find out who you are and what you want is to spent time with yourself, without distractions from social media, peers, or friends. Take time throughout your day to journal, meditate, or even pray if you find comfort in religion.

For me personally, spending time in nature brings me clarity and clears my head. After I spend time hiking or swimming in the ocean, I feel like I have a new perspective on things that were worrying me. Nature has the power to soothe your soul and has mental and physical health benefits. The next time you feel yourself getting stressed out about school, work, or anything in between and you don’t know what to do with your life, take to nature or confide in a friend. But don’t waste your time doing something that you don’t absolutely love.

Report this Content
This article has not been reviewed by Odyssey HQ and solely reflects the ideas and opinions of the creator.
Featured

How Long Would It Take To Mine A Bitcoin?

No one will give you the correct answer to this question because there are a lot of details that they need to know. But, you can roughly estimate it based on the equipment you have a few more factors. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that mining has changed a lot over the years.

26418
Mine A Bitcoin

they need to know. But, you can roughly estimate it based on the equipment you have a few more factors. One thing that needs to be mentioned is that mining has changed a lot over the years.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

5 Cakes You Need to Try This Winter

Spending the winter trying different cakes can be a great way to combat seasonal depression. Lift the spirits of your entire family by trying these five cakes.

37391
Try This Winter

The winter can be a dull time spent indoors with very little change. But, it doesn't have to be that way. There are plenty of ways to spice up your daily routine, and dessert is one of them.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

5 Reasons to Consider a Career as a Defense Lawyer

Lawyers are supposed to be unbiased. Lawyers are trained to look at both sides of an issue and give equal weight to each side. It is meant to be their mantra, "My client is innocent until proven guilty."

107742
Career as a Defense Lawyer

Lawyers are supposed to be unbiased. Lawyers are trained to look at both sides of an issue and give equal weight to each side. It is meant to be their mantra, "My client is innocent until proven guilty." But if you're thinking about becoming a defense attorney, it's not this pretty simple. Defense lawyers argue that their clients are innocent because they don't want their actions to seem suspect in any way. They essentially say for the sake of the argument itself. If you're trying to decide whether or not becoming a defense attorney is something you would like to do, here are five reasons why it's worth considering:

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

What Everyone Should Know About Online Degrees

Nowadays, many working adults, high school graduates, and retired lifelong learners are choosing to advance their careers, lives, and personal knowledge by completing school at home.

204218
Online Degrees

The rising popularity of online college and graduate school degrees has completely changed the face of education and student life. It's no longer necessary to pack up all your belongings and head off to a distant locale in order to earn a diploma. Nowadays, many working adults, high school graduates, and retired lifelong learners are choosing to advance their careers, lives, and personal knowledge by completing school at home.

Keep Reading... Show less
Featured

What I am thankful for

I am saying one thing that I am thankful each day for until Thanksgiving. You try it to it will bring you joy.

150917
It's Thanksgiving time
Element5 Digital

November 1st, I am thankful for God and Jesus. I put my faith in them, they protect and help me through the happy and the sad in life. I could not imagine a world without them.

Keep Reading... Show less
Facebook Comments