September 11, 2020

What to Do When You Don't Know What to Do

“Never put off till tomorrow what may be done day after tomorrow just as well.”
— Mark Twain

What should you do if you don’t know what to do? Well, I think it depends on your specific situation. Are you overwhelmed, or are you bored?

If you’re overwhelmed, then you need to pause. Take a step back and look around. Find the most immediate threat and deal with it. Then move on to the next issue. Handle your challenges one at a time until the situation is under control.

On the other hand, if you’re bored, you need a purpose, a mission for your life. When you’re on a mission, you’re never bored. You need to find that mission. It might take some time to find the purpose of your life. In the meantime, look at what’s right in front of you. What can you do to make your world a little bit better? Find something achievable that you’re willing to do, and then do it.

Whatever your particular situation is, take action. Don’t freeze up and do nothing. Determine to move forward, take that next step, and then do it all over again.