Floating and at drift when starting something new


ship-floatingWhen starting something new, I often feel floating and at drift. It’s like sitting in a boat in the middle of the ocean. When looking around me, the waves don’t tell me where I am, where I come from or where I’m heading. It all looks the same. I don’t see any progress and I’m tempted to resign.

Don’t panic! Thinking about it, I realized that it’s totally natural to feel like this. When you start something new, you walk on roads you haven’t walked on before. Of course you don’t recognize any markers, for you haven’t been there before.

When feeling floating or at drift, you can’t rely on the waves. When it’s dark you might feel even more hopeless. If you put your head in your neck and look above you, you will discover millions of stars. The stars show you your way, if you know how to read them.

For every new start it’s good to write down where you come from, where you are, why you start and what your destination is. Use the notes as starts. Remember what you’ve written down, when you feel hopeless, floating or at drift.

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