What we call the beginning is often the end. And to male an end is to make a beginning. The end is where we begin from.*
(T. S. Eliot)
Before getting stuck with the thought that the years leading up to this moment have been wasted or have brought you to a blank end, take a little time to notice where you are.
Identify your talents, articulate your values and notice what you’re energised by … and not.
You may just find that you’ve accomplished quite a lot providing yourself with a new place to begin.
*T. S. Eliot, quoted in Benjamin Hardy’s Personality Isn’t Permanent.