10 signs that you are becoming who you are meant to be

As people, we are constantly growing, learning, and changing.

Most of us have an idea of the person we would like to become. The majority know what they want to achieve, where they want to be, and who they want to be. However, these thoughts are usually nothing but dreams and aspirations. Even though many people know what they want their life to look like in 5 or 10 years, very few are actually working towards materializing these dreams. On the other hand, others work hard in one direction only to realize that they are on the wrong path. How can you know if you are on the right path to change and what are the signs that you are gradually becoming who you should be?

There are 10 signs that you are changing into the person you are meant to be.

1. You have become independent.

If you have reached a stage in which you are fully and entirely independent, you are on the right path. This means knowing that if the worst was to happen, you would be able to support and take of yourself in every way – financially, emotionally, etc. Moreover, you are aware of and in love with your self-sufficiency and independence.

2. You know that you are far from perfect. 

Without self-awareness, there cannot be growth. Being aware of your flaws, fears, and insecurities is one of the most important things as, without this awareness, one cannot change. Knowing what you want to improve and develop means knowing that you have not yet become the person you strive to be but that you are working hard towards it.

3. You do not have a problem cutting off toxic people.

When you know what you want to become, you know what kind of energy you want to be surrounded by. This means that you have no problem dropping people and relationships which are unhealthy, harmful, and toxic to your growth and development.

4.  You put your trust in only a few people.

Life has taught you that you cannot trust absolutely everybody around you because unfortunately, not everyone has your best interests at heart. For this reason, after years of pain and betrayal, you have learned who you can trust and who will always be there for you.

5. You constantly challenge yourself.

You have become bored with your routine and you find that you have outgrown what once made you feel challenged and excited. As a result, you are constantly looking for new experiences and new ways of challenging yourself. This is always a sure sign of growth and development.

6. You no longer think that life is unfair.

After years of experience, you have gained an understanding of sadness. You no longer think that life is unfair and that sadness is bad. Instead, you appreciate that life is a rollercoaster and there will always be ups and downs. You now accept the sad things in life but choose to learn from them instead of fight against them.

7. You worry that you do not have enough time.

Recently, you have become more and more overwhelmed by the idea that time is running out. You know how short and unpredictable life truly is; this worries you because there is so much you want to experience, change, and see before your time is up.

8. You often feel regret. 

This is an uncomfortable feeling but one that means you are growing. If you did not grow, you would not realize that you have made mistakes and therefore, you would not have regrets. While feelings of guilt and regret are often heavy and burdensome, you will learn how to accept the past and work towards the future.

9. You miss a lot of people.

Inevitably, as time passes, people begin to grow distant. This does not mean that they do not love each other or that something has driven them apart. It just means that people get consumed by and immersed in their careers, families, etc. Often missing people who were once your best friends means knowing the importance of the relationships and connections in your life.

10. You are uncomfortable when thinking of the future.

You worry that despite your efforts, you will not succeed in reaching your goals and becoming the person you want to. Oddly, the closer you get to becoming this person, the more you feel like you will not succeed. This can be uncomfortable and distressing, but it is a sign that you are on the right path.

Carry on and keep going.

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