Elizabeth Gilbert nails it, in several ways. She talks about the challenge of navigating the break from traditional roles without role models to show us the way (I’m sure many men can relate to this as well), and the illusion that we alone are struggling, while everyone else has figured “it” out.
The goal is not perfection and the solution is not cookie-cutter. The goal is knowing what you want to accomplish, honoring your individuality, and moving forward along your path. Success is not gained in finding the person or persons who will tell you what to do, but rather enlisting support from those who will help move you towards your goals, using their unique set of knowledge, skills, and expertise that compliments your unique set of knowledge, skills, and expertise.