Deep down, you know you want to change, but maybe you’re not sure exactly what or how to figure it out. First thing you should know is that even people who have the clearest goal sometimes never come close to achieving it.

Don’t think that it’s a failure. Not at all. Figuring out what you want, what you don’t want and then planning out a path for success is going to change. This process takes patience, self-reflection (not too deep – it’s okay) and a lot of self-forgiveness because things will change. It’s just part of life.

Here are five first steps to figuring out your goal and getting closer to planning a path that has focus, discipline and flexibility. Good luck!