One of the most frustrating things in life is the unknown and that includes not having any idea where your life is going. The fact that you don't know what the future holds can be a pretty annoying thing. The truth is that life holds a ton of surprises for us and we can’t do anything about them other than make a decision in that moment. But the tricky part is knowing if you've made the right decisions. What if this choice will ruin your life? What if you’re making the biggest mistake ever and would be much happier doing something else? These are totally real fears and can cause anxiety in anyone, no matter how old you are. Not knowing what the future holds can pose many problems for people. They can freak out and make rash decisions that backfire in the wake of their fear and end up going down the wrong path. Luckily, there are different ways to know if you’re making the right choice. Life gives you signs that indicate you’re making the right decisions for yourself and your future. If you can relate to these 15 signs that you're going in the right direction in life, then calm down because you really don't have to worry.
15 You’re Happy
One huge indication that you’re on the right path in life is if you’re a really happy person. Nothing says that you’re doing life right like the fact that you’re genuinely happy every single day. Even if you don’t have a ton of friends or family on your side, if you’re happy then you're honestly in a good position. If you were going the wrong direction with your life you would be upset with how things were going. You would have a hard time getting up in the morning and doing whatever it is you are doing simply because it’s wrong. If you are making the right decisions and seeing success, you will be a happy person. No matter what anybody says, if you’re happy with the life you have then you are on the right path and nothing can take that away.
14 You Have Support
Another way to know that you’re on the right path in life and making the right decisions that will lead to a fulfilled life is if you have the support of your friends and family. Obviously, your support system wants what’s best for you and what will make you happy. But the truth is that we all have a habit of not seeing every situation clearly because we want to see what we want to see and not the truth. The best part about a support system is that they can give you honest, unbiased advice about your life and what's going on. If you’re nervous about making a certain decision and not sure if it’s right for you, consulting those who know and love you best and hearing what they have to say and offer you a lot of insight. If your support system is behind you, you're definitely on the right track.
13 You’re Staying Out of Trouble
We don't mean if you're not in jail, you're on the right path (although that is pretty true). That’s not the only kind of trouble you can be in. If you’re living your life and staying out of financial and legal trouble, everything is peachy keen in your personal life and at work, then you're definitely doing something right. If any of these things are fragile and in jeopardy, then you need to take a long hard look at what's really going in your world. If you’re happy in your relationships, you’re able to pay off your credit card balances, and you have a stable home life, then your life is going down a path you can be proud of and look back at and smile. If any of these is off, you may be at risk for continuing down a harmful path in life and you should look to correct it as soon as possible.
12 You Give Choices Careful Thought
One major thing we should all do is really take the time to think about the decisions that we're making. If you want to move away from your hometown and your family and everything you've ever known in order to be near your friends, for example, think it through and then make the leap. If you’re someone who thinks their decisions through instead of just impulsively going after something then you’ll find that your life will be more complete and on track. You’ll be living your life right if you take the time to consider all your options before making a big decision. You’ll find that the more you think about a situation the more secure you’ll feel making that choice, and your life will start falling into place.
11 You Have Freedom
Freedom is an interesting thing, and sure, you may be pretty free if you're out of jail, but that doesn't mean you have all the freedom that you should. If one part of your life is off balance, even if you really want to do something, you might not be able to. You might not be able to afford it or your partner won't let you because you're in a super unhealthy relationship, or you're unable to deal with making a big life choice emotionally because you're struggling mentally. Having the freedom to do things and make the choices that are going to improve your life really means that your life is on the right track. If you're going in the wrong direction, however, you will be struggling to find your way, to make the right choices, and you won't feel free at all.
10 You Listen To Your Gut
Contrary to what most people believe, we humans really do have intuition. We have the ability to sense when something is wrong or right from the second we hear about it. However, many people are taught to ignore this feeling and think about what is right according to society’s rules. You really have to pay attention to what your gut is telling you. If you make a choice and automatically feel really good and excited about it, then it was the right choice and you’re going down the right path. However, if you feel that your life is going in a direction that isn’t a successful or happy one and you need to do something about it, listen to that feeling and follow it. Your gut can tell you more than you think and if it says you’re on the right path then you probably are.
9 You’re Proud
You should always be proud of what you're doing, and if you're not, well, why are you still doing it? Doesn't seem like the best idea, does it? You honestly should be living a life that you're proud of so you could literally walk up to any stranger and be proud to tell them what's going on in your world. If you hang your head and hate answering questions about your life because you can't even deal, then your life isn't going where you want it to and you should work to improve things. Being proud of the life you’re living not only shows you that you’re living a great life but it’ll also show others that your life is headed in a positive direction and they can join in and be proud of you, too. When you make choices in life just think about if you’ll be proud of them.
8 You're In Control
Everyone should be in 100% control of their lives. The truth is that we can’t control the things that happen in our lives, whether those situations are positive or negative. However, we can control how we react to these events. When your life is heading down the right path you will feel in total control of every aspect of it, from the small decisions you make every day to big events. When you feel out of control and that your life is spiraling and running away without you that’s when you know your life is not on a good path. So if you have everything under control and feel as though you’re not constantly playing catch up with life, then you’re on the right path and should keep on going with the life you have. Take control of your life and it will be fulfilling.
7 You’re Not Anxious
People shouldn't be anxious. Overall, we’re not a species that are hardwired to feel anxious at all times because we’re generally at the top of the food chain. We weren’t mean to worry so much. If we do, it’s a sign that something is wrong. If you’re anxious all the time your body is trying to tell you that something is off. A sign that your life is on the right path is if you’re not anxious. You can sleep in peace and you don’t worry about the little things. You don’t dread what the future holds when you’re headed in the right direction. Anxiety, worry, and fear are emotions that signal you’re not going somewhere worth being. Make sure you’re doing everything you need to in order to get your life moving in the right direction so you can be happy and stress-free. The right path does not come with consistent anxiety.
6 Things Fall Into Place
Sometimes when you're most worried about taking a big risk, whether, in your career or another part of your life, things magically seem to improve afterward. You've probably had that experience, right? Soon great things are happening to you and your life is honestly just falling into place. You know you're heading down the right path when things really seem to be working out. You have a positive vibe all the time and things keep happening that really add to your quality of life. Whether it’s with your career, relationship, home, or personal life, if you experience great things one after another, your life is heading in the right direction and you will no longer have to worry about it straying down a bad road.
5 You Have No Regrets
Everyone makes mistakes, no doubt about it, and you don't have to have regrets, even if you think this is the only way to live. It's honestly not. You should always look forward, not back, and you shouldn't think about your past in a super negative way. If you’re someone that constantly says, “If only I did things differently,” then your life isn’t on a path that you will be happy with. It’s not until you start feeling secure about your past decisions that your life will be on the road to happiness and fulfillment. So if you’re proud to say that you’re happy with the way you handled the past, then your life is right on track.
4 It Just Feels Right
When something feels right, you won't question it, feel anxious, have doubts, or really think about it much at all. You'll just know that something is right for you, whether it's a relationship or a career move. This is a total sign that you're going in the right direction in life, and it's pretty awesome. When you’re living a life that just feels right and just how it should then you’re on your way to living a happy and fulfilled life. However, if you’re staying in certain situations that just feel wrong and like something is off, even if you can’t pinpoint exactly what, then your life isn’t on the path that it should be. Trust what you’re feeling and you’ll find that the choices you make will just feel right and like that’s how life should be.
3 You’re Excited For the Future
The biggest indication that your life is heading in the right direction is if you’re actually excited to see what’s to come. You can’t wait for the future because you genuinely want to see the good things to come. If that’s you, then you’re absolutely on the right path. If you're scared of the future and even anxious about it, that's because you're unsure about what you're doing and where it might lead. Being down the wrong path can cause you to never want to get older and you’ll never want to see what the future has to hold. If you wake up every day excited for what the day might hold, then your life is going in the right direction and you should keep doing whatever it is you’re doing. Life is meant to be exciting and if you feel this, too, then your life is going perfectly fine.
2 You Have Energy
When you’re on the right path in life, you are full of happiness, excitement, and wonder. All of which have the ability to give you a lot more energy throughout the day. You’ll be filled with all the energy you need to take on the day and make it that much better. This means that if you’re not on the right path you are probably tired a lot, have low energy, and aren’t excited about life in general because. All of these can be caused by your stress and anxiety that you feel that also signify that your life isn’t going in the direction that it should. Pay attention to your energy levels after you make big decisions and in your everyday life and you’ll realize if you’re on the right path.
1 You’re Having Fun
Life should be fun! It should be filled with joy and you should be enjoying every second of it. You only get one life and you should be spending it having fun and enjoying everything you do. If you’re on the right path in life you will feel the happiness and joy that everyone deserves because things are working out in your favor. For those of you who have troubles in your life and are feeling down and just not having as much fun as you know you should be, you could be on a debilitating path that’s causing you to miss out on all the opportunities for fun out there. You know you’re on the right path in life when you can look up on a rainy day, smile, and jump in the puddle instead of getting cranky about the rain and wallowing in your wet misery. Life is fun and if you’re having it, you’re doing it right.