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When do you feel like that you know what you’re doing in life?

I’m 29 now, an anxiously crippled person, with no direction in life, I have regressed greatly from 10 years ago when I was overly confident and ready to conquer the world. At what point does your purpose rear itself?

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  1. I had the world ahead of me. I was joining the military and eventually wanted to work up to Special Forces. I trained 6 days a week atleast 1-2 hours a day. I was happy. Then a single rugby rotator cuff injury fucked up 95% of my future prospects. Mainly because I lost my confidence to get the job done without hurting myself in the process.

    The only motivation and fun I have left in life is Martial arts, specifically Karate. Other than that I’m very emotionally numb. I’m 20 btw.

  2. At what point does your purpose rear itself? I believe that we don’t have an inherent purpose having purpose is a choice we are giving not a burden playlist upon as.There is no ground purpose or mission to follow and that’s ok you don’t need one but if you wont one you have to search for it try different things see what fits.i think you are just disappointed on how boring the real world can be some times.

  3. This sounds like a mental health issue. And it isn’t going to fix itself.

    That is like asking “when will my broken leg suddenly start working again”

    For me, what started the journey to the point where I was starting to get a handle on things was a 12 step program called adult children of alcoholics. But you are going to have to take action. Counselling, therapy, 12 step programs, mediation, support groups. Something. Because it isn’t going to change on its own.

    But life gets a LOT better, if you do the work. I have. I’m doing stuff now that would have been inconceivable to me even 5 years ago.

  4. In my experience, when I felt like I had no direction in life, things that happens to me usually are: being told what to do by bosses, parents, and other people. Usually doing things that fulfilled a purpose they wanted in their life such as taking someone else shift, running errands, doing favors and etc.

    But the moment I created my own purpose and become the captain of my ship and steer the helm, I suddenly take a turn to KNOWING EXACTLY what I want in life. At first it wasn’t clear, but steering and moving towards the direction gave me experiences, knowledge and feelings that eventually let me know exactly what I wanted to create for my self. It got to the point where I’m the one asking for favors, trying to make my dream a reality.

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