Before the first stage in personal growth and development on The path to Excellence & Mastery.
This is stage 0 - Ignorance
The initial stage. This is the stage where we all are, unaware of where we are in our lives, having no plans for the future, no real desires and dreams formulated. This is the stage we are in because we have no knowledge of anything else.
Or, we are so caught up in our current existence for survival that haven’t had time to reflect or to become aware of what is missing. The expression “You don’t know what you don’t know” comes to mind.
Truth to be told, most people go through life not realizing their true purpose, not having any vision for their future, not setting any goals for realizing a vision, just beiging guided and reacting to the events and circumstances around them. They are continuously directed by external events and circumstances. They have not taken control of their life and what they really want to achieve and accomplish in life.
They are like the small row boat in the middle of the roaring stream, being pulled back and forth, by the energy of the water and all the obstacles beneath the surface. But it doesn't have to be like that - for anyone!
Design your life
When living in this stage, of total ignorence, the important thing is to wake up from your slumber of ignorance, to get the feeling or notion that something is (or a lot of things are) missing in your life.
It may be that you see other people having things, people, skills, experiences in their life that you also would like to have in your life. And when you notice that you advance to Stage 1 - Consious awareness.