Thriving Amid Change: Unveiling life’s 4 phases when you’re lost

by | Blog

“The only way to make sense out of change is to plunge into it, move with it, and join the dance.”

– Alan Watts

The 4 Phases of Life

From moments of clarity and intense progress to periods of feeling lost, these phases shape our experiences and propel us forward.

Phase 1: Clarity

Insight strikes revealing purpose and vision. Ready yourself to pursue your aspirations.

At this phase you have the skills to make it work, all that’s left is for you to accept the challenge.

Phase 2: Intensity

Witness remarkable progress and experience a state of flow. A period of peak performance and unwavering dedication, propelling you forward.

Your skills lay a foundation for your business or personal endeavours.

Phase 3: Consistency

Sustaining progress becomes a pressing need.

This phase requires systemization, prioritization and sacrifice. It may feel like a gradual decline into chaos, as there are no massive strides of progress.

Phase 4: Lost

The most challenging phase is the lost phase. It emerges after actualizing our purpose

You doubt the future and find yourselves in an introspective and spiritual space. Many people get stuck in this phase, unable to navigate the uncertainty.

There is wisdom in feeling lost, it means that there is potential to find your way.

Guiding Principles

Throughout the phases, there are principals offering guidance and perspective. By embracing principles, we can better navigate the complexities of life’s transitions.

1. Novel emergence

Struggle and conflict are inherent aspects of life. They serve as catalysts for growth and change. Struggle paves the way for personal evolution.

On a personal level when you are in a state of tension, you fight with yourself. When you let go you allow insight into your mind.

2. Impermanence

Nothing in life is permanent. Impermanence is not confined to the physical world but extends to the phases and patterns of life.

Nothing is going to last and you have to be ready to act while it’s all unfolding. Don’t let the discomfort of starting something new stop you from acclimating to the new potential.

3. Self Reflection

Taking time for self-reflection allows you to gain deeper insights into your thoughts, emotions, and experiences.

By pausing to examine your inner landscape, you can identify patterns, strengths, and areas for growth. Align your actions with your values no matter which phase.

Embracing Life’s Phases

Most people pursue goals that are chosen for them by others, instead of pursuing what is most meaningful.

By acknowledging the nature of these phases and applying principles, you can navigate life with grace and purpose. Embracing uncertainty, reflecting on personal experiences, and finding meaning in life.


Life offers invaluable opportunities for growth and discovery. By recognizing the phases and embracing the guiding principles that emerge along the way, you live with resilience and purpose.

The clarity phase ignites your vision, while the intensity phase propels you forward with determination. In the consistency phase, you build resilience and learn to sustain progress. And in the Lost phase, you delve into introspection.

Struggle leads to growth. All things are impermanent.

Ultimately, embracing life means embracing uncertainty and finding your own meaning.