I’m sure at some point in your entrepreneurial journey you’ve felt lost, uncertain of your next steps, and like you don’t know what your purpose is.

It’s normal to feel this way, especially when you’re starting a business from scratch.

But it’s important to stay motivated during these times and push through the tough moments.

Here are four tips for staying motivated when you don’t feel like you know what your purpose is.

Stop and take a breath

We all have days where we just don’t feel motivated. Maybe we’re stuck in a rut, or maybe we’re just struggling to find our purpose in life.

However, it’s important to remember that feeling unmotivated is perfectly normal. In fact, according to the goal theory of motivation, it’s actually necessary in order to stay motivated.

goal theory states that we need to have some sort of goal or task in order to be motivated. So if you’re feeling lost and unmotivated, it’s actually a good sign!

It means you’re ready to set some new goals and start taking steps towards them.

Of course, goal setting can be difficult, especially if you don’t know what your goals should be. If this is the case, try brainstorming or talking to a friend or family member. Sometimes it helps to talk to someone who knows you well and can give you some honest feedback.

Once you have some goals in mind, it’s time to start taking action. Even small steps can make a big difference when it comes to staying motivated.

So don’t be discouraged if you don’t achieve your goals overnight.

Just keep taking those small steps and trust that they’ll eventually lead you in the right direction.

Write down what you're grateful for

In life, it’s easy to get bogged down by the day-to-day and lose sight of what’s important. When you’re feeling lost, it can be tough to stay motivated.

One way to keep yourself moving forward is to focus on gratitude. Instead of dwelling on what you don’t have or what’s going wrong, take a step back and think about all the things you’re grateful for.

It could be something as small as your bed being comfortable or as big as having a roof over your head.

Consider all the people and experiences that have made you who you are today.

Focusing on gratitude can help shift your perspective and give you the motivation to keep learning and growing. So next time you’re feeling lost, take a few moments to remember all the things you’re thankful for.

It might just be the boost you need to get back on track.

Make a list of things you enjoy doing

Sometimes we can all get a little lost and feel like we don’t have a purpose. It happens to the best of us!

If you’re feeling that way, it’s important to do things that make you happy and help you feel motivated. For me, that looks like making a list of things I enjoy doing.

Seeing everything laid out in front of me helps me remember that there are still things in my life that bring me joy. And when I’m feeling really stuck, looking at the list also helps me brainstorm new ideas and ways to find my purpose.

So if you’re struggling to find your motivation, try making a list of things you enjoy doing. It just might help you get back on track!

Ask yourself what skills you have that you could use to help others

Not everyone is born with a clear sense of purpose. For some people, it takes a bit of exploration to figure out what they’re meant to do with their lives.

If you’re still searching for your purpose, it’s important to stay motivated. Luckily, there are some things you can do to help yourself stay motivated even when you don’t feel like you know what your purpose is.

One useful skill is improving your self management skills. When you have a better handle on your time and energy, it’s easier to stay focused and push through the tough times.

Additionally, setting goals for yourself can also help you to stay motivated. Even if your goals are small, they can give you something to work towards and help you to feel like you’re making progress. Lastly, reaching out to others can also be helpful.

Talking to friends or family members who are going through similar experiences can remind you that you’re not alone and help you to feel more connected.

Ultimately, there are a number of things you can do to help yourself stay motivated when you don’t feel like you know what your purpose is.

By exploring different options and taking the time to invest in yourself, you’ll eventually find what you’re looking for.

Find a role model or someone who inspires you and look into their life story

Everyone needs someone to look up to and admire. When you are feeling lost or like you can’t find your purpose, looking at the life story of someone who inspires you can help you stay motivated.

It’s important to find someone whose story resonates with you on a personal level.

Once you have found that role model, take some time to learn about their life story. What were their struggles?

How did they overcome them?

What did they have to sacrifice to become the person they are today?

Reflecting on the journey of someone who has found success can help give you the perspective and motivation you need to keep going when times are tough.

Additionally, by become a role model yourself, you can help inspire others who may be going through a similar struggle. So don’t give up – stay motivated and become a role model for someone else.

Take on a new challenge - something that scares or intimidates you

I’m a big believer in taking on challenges, even if they scare or intimidate you. I think it’s important to push yourself outside of your comfort zone in order to grow and learn new things.

And sometimes, when you’re feeling lost or unsure of your purpose, taking on a new challenge can be a great way to stay motivated.

It can remind you that you’re capable of more than you give yourself credit for, and help you to see the world in a new light.

So if you’re feeling stuck, don’t be afraid to take on a new challenge. It just might be the thing that helps you to find your way.


If you’re feeling down, lost, or uncertain of your next steps, don’t worry. You’re not alone. These are common feelings that everyone goes through at some point in their lives. But there is hope. By following these six tips, you can start to find your way back to happiness and a sense of purpose. So what are you waiting for? Pick one and get started today!

If you need more help or want someone to talk to, please reach out to me in the comments below. I would love to hear from you and offer any support I can.

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