How to Figure out What You Want to do in Your Life
What do I want to do in my life? If this question keeps coming into your head and you can’t find any answer then you are not alone!!
You know even the some of the most successful peoples can`t easily figure out what they want to do later in their life. Here are few steps you can take to figure out what you want to do in life and move towards a career you love.
Take a Deep Breath and Understand This is Normal to Get Confused
Famous television personality and career coach Ryan Kahn says that you must understand that the way to your dream career is not always a straight and simple path. What is more important is that you are going in the right direction and getting there must be fun.
You can consider many successful career stories that began much later in life like Julia Child famous American chef, author and television personality. She didn’t learn cooking until her late 30`s and she wrote her first cookbook when she was 50 years old.
So you must think about your career goal and try to be on right track without losing your focus.
Lean Into The Uncertainty
World famous author and founder of The Chopra Foundation, Deepak Chopra once said that he wished he has the wisdom of uncertainty at a young age. He says in the middle of his medical career he has the security of knowing where his life and career is heading but at that time he did not think about the uncertainty of life and how it can change whole life of a person.
He further says he wishes at that time he knows as he knows now that life has great uncertainties and it opens a new door whenever one door close and life can be renewed constantly.
Following a passion is a great thing but when you don`t know what that is then things get little hard. Ivanka Trump daughter of Donald Trump says that the best way to discover what you love is to always try new things and think less.
She says that you must identify the things you want to do and then go for it whether through an internship or doing the job in that field that could potentially be interesting for you. In this way, you can have experience, learn in real time and then you can decide whether to continue with it or not.
Make a List of Your Likes and Dislikes
There are certain careers that are better suited to different personalities, for example, if you like to talk with different peoples and wants to work independently then you should consider a career in media field as a reporter.
So you should write down jobs and task that you enjoy and those you don’t like and then write what is most important part of the job for you, do you care most about job satisfaction, salary or status, you prefer any specific industry or job description.
So next time when you looking for job refers back to this list to filter through the job or career you should go for.
Think About Your Strengths
Sit down and seriously ask yourself what skills you have, what are your strongest personality traits and what you can do best and then lean in the direction of your strength.
Think About The Work Environment That Excites You
When you were in college you like large lectures or small classes, do you like to perform in individual assignments or group projects. This could indicate the size and type of work environment and company you prefer.
If you like large lectures then you could work for big companies and if you like small intimate seminars then your preference must be small companies or start-ups. You can also consider yourself working in a small team for the larger company.
Reach Out to Your Network
This is one of the most valuable things when you are really confused, ask everyone in your family, friends or alumni groups who can provide you with any information about the industry or job that you like to pursue.Then upon bases of this information, you can take a decision about joining the industry of your choice.
Always Consider to Upgrade Your Education Level
You should always look out for new certification classes, free online courses or seminars that could set you above the competition or can help you to explore different areas of interest.
Be Honest With Yourself
You should be 100% honest with yourself, about what you like or dislikes what the best you can offer and at what level you can enter in the field you are interested. You may be thinking of a manager or coordination position for yourself but first, you should look for the assistant post.