The Quarterlife Crises

Written by Hank Martin in Personal Development

"I had so many ideas they were coming out of my ears"

Dealing with a Quarter Life Crises

Do you know that feeling you get when you stand on the shore of an ocean looking out? That same feeling of being dwarfed by the world around you is the feeling you get when you look upon all of the possibilities for life. While on the road there is always  an open bar stool next to someone at an Irish Pub who is traveling because of an existential life crises, a mid-life crises, a GAP year crises, or a multitude of other psychological dilemmas.

The problem tends to be the same in any case. You are frozen with indecision, paralyzed by inaction. I've found that most of the time this is due to unlimited possibilities. This is a scary thought. Just as the internet provides information overload and subsequent online ADD so too can we develop a case of career or lifestyle ADD.

When the options for what you can do with your life are endless the possibility of getting sidetracked or sucked down the black hole of infinite direction is always present. You and I both know that you're the hardest working SOB around, so it's not laziness that's keeping you stuck in the mud and spinning your tires. It's the lack of direction.

But when we clarify our passions and priorities we have a road map for life to follow when the endless opportunities and directions come knocking. Below is a step by step guide that will help you define your top five priorities in life, priorities that will inform all of the decisions you make from here on out. If something, no matter how appealing, doesn't agree with your passions then you won't do it. This is a surefire way to curb lifestyle ADD.

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