Do you have someone to talk to?
If not, think about finding the kind of person you can share your hopes and dreams with.
Look at this way: this person you're looking for is simply someone who is old and wise enough to help you figure out the most realistic solution when you face tough decisions. Why? 'Cause they've been there.
They can help you sort through all the emotional and logistical stuff in your life and get to the one or two simple things to help move you forward.
They challenge and encourage us.
They believe in us.
To find this person, look around you and see if there is someone you know or could get to know in your neighborhood, school, a service organization or at work.
One thing to pay attention to is this: someone who LOOKS successful may NOT have the wisdom required to steer you in the right direction.
Look for depth of character, qualities of commitment to values that are important to you, and wisdom.
There is a lot of so-called knowledge in the world, and many who think that they are successful based on accomplishments like income, possessions, college degrees, professional titles or social media followers.
That's not wisdom in and of itself.
We're talking about people who have the ability to discern fact from fiction, weigh options carefully before deciding on the best course of action, speak truthfully, act courageously, model integrity, and are patient with others as they learn new concepts. These are good indicators that the person is wise.
These people may show up from all backgrounds but tend to have one thing in common: they have faced many challenges; they learned from their experiences; they are honest; and they are not quick to make judgments.
How willing are you to search for a person like that in your life?