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Or—shameless plug—to look up on The Muse. And luckily, many of them are willing to share their advice. Meet or call at least 50 people. Call them up, schedule a meeting, go see them and interact with them on what they are doing. Just talk and meet and have a normal conversation. OK, yes, sometimes you might not learn much more than how badly traffic was backed up during rush hour.
Try these informational interview questions if you have no idea where to start. My suggestion is to do something. You can spend a lot of time taking tests and getting evaluations for what you might be suited for; ideas always sound good on paper.
Regardless of what you generally want to do, it never hurts to start building something. Really anything. Start creating a portfolio , launch a career newsletter , or learn how Periscope works. And, just like the advice, the actual act of doing will help further clarify what paths you might want to be on, and which ones you should rule out. Walk into your local bookshop and go straight to the autobiography section. Buy three books from across different industries, societies, and cultures. Focus on biographies that document great and successful people's early lives, before they were great.
Read them before bed. Wake up in the morning and write down 10 things you could do differently that day. Do some of them. Do this the next day. And then do it again. No matter what you do, you probably want to be successful at it.
So what better way to get started than by learning how others reached their goals? Get more inspiration from this list of 30 things to read, watch, listen to, and do to help you answer this age-old question. One huge misconception about figuring out what you want to do with your life is that you will have a sudden, magical moment of extreme clarity and then have your entire life planned.
So instead of being surprised when you have to make new decisions, anticipate them, and dare I say it, be excited for them. Try new things and widen your horizons. However, by taking a step outside your comfort zone , you might be surprised by how much you end up liking something that you never in a million years imagined you would.
Learn the skills that are needed to accomplish what you want to achieve. Most of us fail in [our] first attempt. We keep failing and learning and growing. Nothing will slow you down more in your quest to figure out what to do with your life than being afraid of failure. Enjoy the meanderings, the soul-searching, the loves lost, the time wasted. You know how math problems always seem impossible when you first look at them, but then, after taking a break, the answer feels so obvious?
Figuring out what you want to do with your life is kind of like that. Feel better about not knowing what you want to do with your life? A little? And that even when you do, you might change course a few times. What other tips do you have for figuring out what to do with your life? Let me know on Twitter. Need More Help? Try this worksheet to help you find your passion over your lunch break! Stories and advice for Pride Month and beyond . What should I do with my life?I need something different in my life
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