How To Navigate Life With Your Toolbox Of Unique Tools

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We have all subconsciously taught ourselves how to navigate life and built up a toolbox of unique tools to help us navigate life, we just need to make sure that we are using them.

how to navigate life

How To Navigate Life

Every craftsperson has a toolbox full of tools and a number of techniques to help them bring their vision and inspiration into form.

Much in the same way, throughout our lives, we have discovered our own life tools and techniques.

These are the ways and means that have helped us create our lives up to this point. Sometimes we forget about the tools and skills we’ve acquired, and we wonder why we aren’t moving forward. At times like these, it might just be a matter of remembering what we already know and rediscovering the tools we already have at our disposal.

In the process of becoming who we are and creating our lives, we have all gone through the experience of being inspired to do something and then finding the tools we needed to do it. If we look back, we may be able to remember that we used, for example, the tool of writing every day in order to clarify our intentions. We may also have used the tools of ritual, meditation, or visualization to make something happen. In addition, we may have been fueled by a new idea about how the universe works, which is what gave us the inspiration to use these tools.

In order for ideas to be powerful, they must be imbued with the energy of our engagement with them, and in order for tools to be effective they must be put to use.

This sounds obvious, but often we fall into the habit of thinking we are engaging with ideas and using tools by virtue of the fact that we are reading about them, or listening to other people talk about them. In truth, using our tools is a very personal action, one we must take on behalf of ourselves.

Like artists, we are each unique and no two of us will receive the same inspiration, nor will we bring it into form in the same two ways.

To discover the truth of our own vision, we must take action by remembering our tools and putting them to use.

This is only one of the steps needed in the quest how to navigate life.

Here is a wonderful little book I found that may help you. It was originally written with students in mind, but I found it to be very enlightening as an adult.

Unfortunately, today’s college-bound kids are stressed, anxious, and navigating demands in their lives unimaginable to a previous generation. Their mental and physical exhaustion carries over right into their first jobs. Has what has traditionally been considered the best years of life become the beaten-down years of life?

Belle Liang and Timothy Klein devote their careers both to counseling individual students and to cut through the daily pressures to show a better way, a framework, and a set of questions to find kids’ “true north”: what really turns them on in life, and how to harness the core qualities that allow them to choose a course of study, a college, and a career.

Even the gentlest parents and teachers tend to play into pervasive societal pressure for students to PERFORM. And when we take the foot off the gas, we beg the kids to just figure out what their PASSION is. Neither is a recipe for mental or physical health, or, ironically, for performance or passion.

How to Navigate Life shows that successful human beings instead tap into their PURPOSE―the why behind the what and how. Best of all, the purpose is a completely translatable quality to every aspect of life, from first jobs to last jobs and everything in between.

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