There’s one question that both college applicants and graduates ask…
“What am I going to do?”
To a college applicant the answer to this question is picking what they are going to be doing for the rest of their life. To a college graduate the answer to this question will dictate what their career will be for the rest of their life. Neither of these assumptions are true. The question they should be asking is one of these…
“What do I enjoy?” “What do I love doing?” “What makes me happy?”
These questions should be simple to answer. Take a quiet moment to think about your life. What answers did you come up with? Were they hobbies, activities or just general interests? These are the things you should look further into.
Now ask yourself what your talents are. Are you a great speaker? Are you creative? Can you sit and concentrate for a long time? Do you need to work outdoors or with your hands? These questions are the second round of looking deeper into what you could see yourself doing one day and actually like.
It makes me so sad seeing all the people that just go to work as a necessity or chore. Yes, we need to make money and pay bills, but we don’t have to be unhappy. If you were one of the lucky ones to have someone in your life tell you, “Do something you love”, then you know its true. You’d be surprised as to what you can find if you think outside of the box. Find a way to use your talents to do something you love. Make it your goal to find something that makes you smile and want to get up in the morning. At the very least during your quest to find this perfect combination of talents and interests you will come upon so many more meaningful experiences and opportunities.
“In the end it’s not the years in life, but that life in years.”
– Abraham Lincoln