It is common knowledge that we tend to ask for advice on how to do/ be/ think throughout our lives. It’s the way we get to figure out how to be and act in order to be accepted into the society we are integrated in. The thing is, as we get older, the questions we have become harder to answer and we become less at ease to ask them to those that might actually have the answer.

What is the first thing you think about when faced with the question: “What would you ask as advice from someone wiser than you?”.

Maybe you want to know how to have a successful career. How to find the love of your life. Or even how to learn to deal with all the bills you rack up.

Look no further… Here are 7 advice to ask someone, in order to understand how to better navigate this thing called life:

  1. What is it like to be an adult ?
  2. How do you get out of trouble?
  3. What do you do with a thousand dollars?
  4. How do you become who you are today?
  5. What is the meaning of life?
  6. How was school?
  7. What is the best way to make a decision?

What about the answers?

No one person can tell you what is the best way to live. Even if they love you the most or if they are happy in their lives. The answer has to be yours and only you can move towards finding it. (Need help? Click here)

Nevertheless, I would like to impart to you some of the knowledge I accumulated from helping many wonderful, but lost and confused, people seeking a better life.

Here are 7 answers to understand what you need to do with your life:

1_Being a true adult is about being independent, not only financially but also psychologically. It’s when you take responsibility for all your actions and rely upon your own decisions to go through life.

2_Have the courage to accept your mistakes, apologize for them and find a solution to the problem. Remember you are not supposed to know everything, so it’s okay to ask for help when you need it.

3_Understanding what you would do with a large, unexpected sum of money is knowing your priorities. Know what area of your life would most benefit from that investment, and understand the positive impact it would have on your overall life. It’s not about the 1000 dollars, a great trip or a debt paid,  it’s about knowing what you need to do first to have the best possible outcome.

4_Knowing yourself is one thing, acting on it is something much more difficult and courageous. Life isn’t just about how to get that next promotion, the corner office or the engagement ring. It’s most importantly about who you are while on the journey to get to your goals. Never lose sight of the person you want to be while pursuing something you think you need. 

5_Life has a different meaning to different people. The only truly important meaning of life is the one you choose to pursue for yourself, and support others in doing so too.

6_Think about all the things you want to accomplish and ask yourself if you have the knowledge needed to achieve them. If you don’t, start learning today. Always be a student of life and you’ll never fail at it.

7_The most liberating and easy way to make a decision is to know who you are and have a clear vision of what you want your life to be. With that in mind, simply ask yourself, from the options before you, what is the best decision you could make to get there.

Don’t get discouraged if you don’t know how to act upon this advice. Don’t focus on what you are lacking or deem impossible to achieve. Set a goal to how you want to live, feel, be and work towards it everyday. That’s how you can ensure you are on the right path to a happy life.