Why You Lose Steam On Your Goals In Your Thirties
Lately I’ve been feeling a little disenchanted, disillusioned, unenthusiastic, and just a bit…blah…about my career dreams. I don’t really know how to feel about it, especially because I don’t really mind. Should I attempt to turn things around? Should I meditate and get to the bottom of why this is happening so I can address it and get back on that enthusiasm train? Should I charge ahead, still working just as hard towards those goals (even though I don’t feel nearly as excited about them as I did in my twenties) and just hope the thrill comes back? Maybe it’s just a phase, right? Well, I’ve been chatting with other friends who are about my age and it seems they all have gone—or currently are going—through this phase. And, yes, it’s a phase. Here are reasons you may lose steam on your goals and dreams in your thirties.
You’re aware of the competition
The longer you’ve been at this dream-chasing thing, the more aware you’ve become of the competition. If you are, for example, an aspiring novelist, you’ve become aware of the fact that publishing houses receive literally thousands of queries a week.