If you’re still trying to figure what you want to be when you grow up, then you are not alone! But how on earth are you meant to narrow down the career possibilities out there?
Well, we’ve put together a few ways to figure out what you’re meant to do with your life…..
Make a list of your interests
What do you like doing in your spare time? Which parts of your current job do you like? Are there articles do you always click on, who do you follow on your social channels?
This may all seem a little random but all of these things add up to create a true representation of what you love doing, which is a great first step to finding your ideal career.
Make a list of things your good at
Are you good at art? Comforting people? Learning new things? This list could be endless and don’t worry if your list doesn’t immediately shout “career” there are other attributes to take into account.
What did you want to be when you were a kid?
Don’t worry if it sounds a bit silly, it’s not about the actual title but what it represents; for example, astronauts want to explore, vets want to care for living things and the list goes on but you get the picture. I wanted to be a fairy princess which I think translates into me wanting to be the boss….kind of makes sense.
In your own mind, what does your fulfilled work-self look like?
Are you interacting with people? Would you be helping people? Is your power suit wowing boardroom? You are meant to be best you best self so it’s important to know what that looks like to you.
Now you just have to look for overlaps to create your dream career….
In conclusion, you need to have interest, skill, perseverance, and determination. If any of those aspects aren’t present, you probably aren’t going to actually be able to accomplish your dream life the way you want to. There’s “luck” but it’s better to rely on what you can control: what you want to do, how well you can do it, and how you’re going to create a consumable product/profession out of it.
We hope this process helps you figure out where you want to be in the future.