“Being ‘lost’ isn’t as much about not knowing where you are as much as it is about knowing where you want to go.”
Today’s Mind Bullet stems from a reader’s feedback, appreciating the way we dig into the etymology of a word to extract its true meaning and look at it in a new light. We did this with our Quest episode, and today we put the spotlight on the word lost.
First, why do we do this? A Zen quote says, “To the beginner all things are possible, and to the expert few things are possible.” When we keep a growth mindset—a beginner’s mind—we find ourselves always open to learning. Too often we close ourselves off to learning with our preconceived notions.
Take the word lost. The definition of lost is, “Unable to find one’s way; not knowing one’s whereabouts.” We usually default to the second understanding of lost—not knowing one’s whereabouts. But the first part of the definition is critical when we’re trying to move on from our own feelings of being lost.
We’ve all said it and felt it: “I feel lost.” But it’s not about not knowing our whereabouts; it’s about knowing what to do. When you’re unable to find your way, what you need is a direction, goal, or vision. Being lost isn’t about where you are; it’s about where you want to go.
Listen in to hear more about finding your way when you feel lost, evaluating what you really want in life, and how having a direction takes you from being lost to finding your right path.
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