You’re lost if you’re not making forward progress.
In the show, Lost, a bunch of individuals were stuck on an island until each could overcome whatever was specifically holding them back from moving on.
Forward progress means building and bringing .
Who are you? How do you see things? What do you think about? What are you naturally good at?
Values grow against (or through) obstacles. And it’s much easier to stay lost than it is to grow, even though feeling lost is bleak and you see no progress being made.
It’s easier to fester and complain then to have to face and sit with issues until they really get resolved.
In fact, we usually have to be forced to finally step up and take the step we almost always know deep down must come next.