There comes a time in life when we are faced with a choice. A decision we need to make that might influence the rest of our lives. We need to decide on what we want to do next and where do we want to go.
Sometimes, it might even seem like it is something that is going to last forever, which makes it even more difficult to make a decision. There also comes a time when we have absolutely no idea what we want to do next.
I am not talking about teenagers or 20-year-olds here. I am talking about people in general. We should never assume that a particular age group is exempt from this and has it all “figured out”.
Any age group can get overwhelmed and lost in the process. And that can happen to people from any country that have any educational or professional background.
Realizing you don’t know what to do in life
So, how do you get over the scare and panic when you realize you don’t know what you want to do in life? Or when you can’t figure out what you are good at and what would suit you to do next?
Well, the only logical solution is to try out things! I know it can seem a bit risky, depending on your situation, but there really is not any other way of finding out what suits you. If you are serious about finding your passion and changing the course of your life, you should be prepared to roll up your sleeves and get to work!
Research opportunities in your area or country of interest. See what is out there. Prepare several versions of your CV, one for each field you are considering. Get on LinkedIn and find people you might know who could be able to help you.
And then, go all in! Send loads of applications and see what you can get. Treat this endeavor as a fishing trip. You need to cast your net and throw the bait in order to see what will bite.
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