When In Doubt

I’ve been stuck in a bit, okay a fricking humongous, emotional swirl lately.

Transitions do that to me. Well, truthfully, they do it to everyone. It’s just that some of us seem to be more overtly bothered and bewildered by transition. It’s probably why I was drawn to do my Masters degree in the area of Change Management.

But, I digress.

I’ve been feeling very stuck about where the heck I want to go with my career and life. There are many good reasons for the stuckness … and lot’s of great excuses too. 😉

As a friend said to me the other day, “the great thing about misery is it’s so familiar!”

So, I’ve been pondering “how do I figure out what I want?”

I’m seem to be really unclear about that. So, on my morning walk today I decided to ask myself, “What DON’T I want?”

Now, that, I’m very clear about.

At least blacking out the areas of my life map where I don’t want to travel; don’t want to live; is progress.

I’m still not totally clear on what I DO want. But, knowing what I don’t want IS important.

Next time you have trouble getting clear about what you want and can’t … get clear about what you don’t want.