Have you ever felt a bit lost in your world? If you’ve ever asked yourself why you were here and what’s your purpose, you’re in good company. Pursuing the right path in life has been a human endeavor since the beginning.
You’ll be disappointed if you wait for a personal message on a giant billboard to direct your paths. You may receive general guidance from spiritual leaders, but they don’t get the final say as you control your destiny.
Most people grow up with a list of accomplishments that pinpoint their success. You finally live the good life when you do this or have that. However, it’s not usually so obvious.
Will you have a unique feeling, or will it come to you in a dream? Must you be a certain age or earn a specific salary? Maybe the realization will hit you on top of the head like Newton’s mythical apple.
Fourteen Ways to Tell You’re on the Right Path
The irony of discovering your destiny is that you’ll only find it when you stop searching. That doesn’t mean you stop trying to improve yourself or curb your curiosity about life’s mysteries. The Universe and your inner voice will enlighten your steps.
All you need to do is listen to your heart and look for the signs. Some of them are more obvious than others. Fourteen signs prove you’re traveling the life path meant for you.
1. Experiencing Profound Life Changes
As you travel the right path, you’ll often experience monumental changes. Be they positive or negative, they will become your life’s touchstones. The positive ones may include your firsts, like your car, job, diploma, apartment, etc.
These are the changes that you build on for your life’s goals. Other positive changes include relationships and having children. These are beautiful moments that leave indelible signatures on your heart.
On the other hand, you’ll also encounter negative changes like loss and grief. You learn to turn the pain into a tool that helps you. While nobody likes change, it defines learning, maturing, and progressing.
2. Craving More Solitude Can Reveal You Are on the Right Path
You often crave more time alone when you’re on the right path. It doesn’t mean that you dislike people. It’s just that you need solitude to recharge. According to an article from the Journal of The Theory of Social Behavior, isolation has many benefits.
Spending quality alone time may boost your creativity and self-awareness. Unlike loneliness, solitude is usually a positive experience.
3. Distancing Yourself from Materialism
Everyone likes to have nice things. It’s not a moral deficit to want a lovely home, sharp vehicle, and a lucrative career. However, the more confident you are on the right path, the less material-minded you are.
The good news is that you needn’t renounce the world and become a hermit. You’re discovering actual values, such as health, love, and relationships with family and friends. No amount of money in the world could buy these intangible treasures.
4. Taking More Risks
As you mature, you learn to trust your intuition more. Consequently, you may be willing to take more risks. There’s a nugget of truth in the old saying that nothing ventured is nothing gained.
It takes self-confidence and faith to step into unfamiliar territory. Perhaps you’ve contemplated a career change or freedom from a toxic relationship. It could be the first step on the right road to your destiny.
5. You Are on the Right Path if You Find Your Niche
It’s not easy to find where you fit into this world. Be assured that the Universe has your best interests at heart and will gently guide you. If you follow your intuition, your life’s path will align with the purpose you feel in your spirit.
Some people instinctively know their niche even when they are children. That could be you, or maybe you’re destined to have more experiences and soul searching. Either way, your heart will “know” your role when you find it.
6. Noticing More Motivation
Have you always been a highly motivated person? You know how to set reasonable goals and achieve them. Then, you use these achievements to set your bar higher.
When you’re traveling the right path, you eventually realize no stopping point. You won’t announce that you’ve “arrived.” Instead, you are continually motivated to seek, knock, and ask.
7. Dreaming Vividly about Your Future
Dreams and goals are used interchangeably because people often have literal dreams about their future. Do you consider yourself a dreamer? Have you experienced vivid night visions about your life’s purpose?
You might consider keeping a dream journal on your nightstand. Write down details about these visions so you’ll remember them. You may be surprised how the Universe will use them as signposts that you’re on the right path.
8. Asserting Yourself More Often
There is a difference between aggression and assertion. While aggression threatens others’ rights, assertion protects your rights as an individual. You can make a stand for yourself firmly and politely without even needing to raise your voice.
You have every right to expect others to treat you with respect and dignity. As an individual, you have skills and talents that are valuable. You know that you’re worthy of love while walking your life path.
9. Learning from Failure Helps You on the Right Path
In his article published by the National Library of Medicine, Dr. Joseph Loscalzo takes a unique perspective on failure. Loscalzo urges people to embrace failure instead of avoiding it at all costs. Per the article, it can be a great teacher for self-improvement and self-esteem.
There are inevitable stumbles even when you’re on the right road. Instead of quitting, you get back up, dust yourself off, and move forward. As Dr. Loscalzo emphasizes, your only fundamental mistake is one that you make without learning anything from it.
10. Accepting Responsibility on the Right Path
Isn’t it astounding that you don’t have to teach young children to play the blame game? Even toddlers with limited vocabulary instinctively know how to point the finger at another kid. It may be cute for a toddler but ceases to be amusing when adults play this childish game.
Not only is shifting the blame a sign of immaturity, but it can also signify a toxic personality. As a mature person who knows where you’re going, you own your mistakes. Your ego isn’t too big to apologize for an offense and make proper amends.
11. Cultivating a Tighter Circle
Both extroverts and introverts have paths that are right for them. Some people are social butterflies with countless friends and acquaintances. Others are more reserved, with a few tight relationships with family and friends.
While making new friends is always great, your circle often gets tighter as you realize you’re on the right road. You value friendship, and you emphasize quality over quantity. As difficult as it can be, you learn to end relationships you’ve outgrown or are toxic.
12. Giving Back to Others
Although your destiny is a singular path, it’s not solitary. There have been many folks in your past who’ve been loving mentors. They reached out to you and shared their knowledge and resources. In honor of their sterling example, you learn to give to others who are finding their way.
Whether it’s being an after-school tutor or a volunteer in your local food pantry, you want to make a difference. This perpetual circle of giving and receiving is what makes future leaders and world influencers.
13. Allowing Yourself to Let Go More
Have you ever noticed how travel experts recommend that you pack lightly? When you pack only the necessities, the journey is so much lighter. You’re not paying a fortune for extra baggage and lugging them through the airport.
Likewise, traveling on the right path requires light packing. After a few miles, you start to discard heavy burdens like grudges and regrets. You trade them for necessities like love, joy, peace, forgiveness, and happiness.
14. Questioning Your Beliefs
Consider doing an honest internal inventory as you’re discarding some extra baggage. You may have blindly accepted these assumptions and beliefs in the past. Ask yourself which of these resonates with truth in your spirit or fall short.
Any of these that don’t pass this honesty test can be tossed. Why cling to hurtful beliefs that aren’t based on truth and reality? Instead, keep only those that agree with your heart that point to the right path.
Final Thoughts on Proving You’re on the Right Path
Even though the Universe is the sum of all power, you still have free will to design your life. When you learn to trust your intuition and Higher Power, they’ll guide you on the right road.
Fulfilling your destiny is the journey of a lifetime, so don’t be in a big hurry to get somewhere. Just take your time and enjoy each step embracing the freshness of each day and experience.