It’s a question that everybody asks at some point. Very few people know the answer right from the get-go. It can take people years to discover the answer. Some people never discover it at all. How do you know exactly what you should do with your life? Is there some ‘higher calling’ out there for you? Do you have a life purpose that you’re not fulfilling? Here, we’re going to discuss it in more detail so you can find something you love:
Think Way Back
Think way back to when you were a child. Probably the age you were in primary school, before you hit high school and the need to ‘look cool’ took over. What did you like to do? Think of multiple things you enjoyed doing and then try to think of jobs surrounding those things that you could possibly get involved in.
What Makes You Lose Track of Time?
When you think about it, watching the clock all day at work is quite sad. What could be better than having a career that makes you lose track of time? Something that you can really get lost doing? You could be a budding web developer, or a fashion designer. You’d never feel like you were working if you could build a career around something that made you feel this way!
What Would You Like to Do, Just Because?
If you could do something just because you wanted to, what would it be? Perhaps you’d like to go traveling, or make jewellery. Don’t think about money. Think about things you’d like to do for no reason at all.
What Would You Do all Day Every Day if Money Wasn’t a Thing?
If you had to do something all day every day and money wasn’t a thing, what would you do? Bear in mind your answers cannot be ‘watch Orange is the New Black’ or ‘browse Facebook in Costa Coffee’. Would you like to teach people how to get fit? Paint? Think of something you’d feel comfortable doing for the most part of the day.
Where Would You Go if You Had to Stay Out of the House All Day?
You have to stay out of the house all day, other than when it’s time to sleep. Where would you like to go? Would you like to go to a school? A library? A shop? Think of places you enjoy being and work out how you can get there career wise.
Although, considering money is deemed important, you should never do something purely for the financial gain. Making decisions based on this will not benefit you. In fact, most people say you should find something you love to do first, and the money will come second. You will feel so passionate and happy about the thing you’re doing, that not making a living from it would become impossible. If you don’t have passion for what you’re doing, you’re doomed to fail.
Answer these questions honestly and you should come up with a few ideas. Don’t live somebody else’s dream; live your own!