If i should compare life to this post I must say, a lot of us start out this way. We have no plans, no set direction, we like a ship with no captain or navigation system. In this case, life becomes scary because we are face with the unknown. As such, we seen to be battered by the uncertainties of life. I hope this makes sense.
So on my journey, I have learnt one thing. Have a plan, create a goal, write it down, tell a friend, scream it to the world. Simply, make it known. I guess that is more than one thing; but the idea is, we all need a navigation system to get us through life and having a plan/goal does help to better chart your path.
'He who fails to plan, plans to fail'