This can be a struggle to figure out. I envy people who know at a young age what they want to do. Why? Because then they can focus all their energy on that endeavor and not go through the bumps and bruises most of us do.
I often run across individuals who are working a job that doesn’t utilize their degree or skill. They why did they ever get the degree? Simply put, there seems to a missing link between combining a person’s interest to their talents. Perhaps the person didn’t get all the information they needed before they pursued their degree or more likely they didn’t know themselves well enough to make a better decision. To make matters worse, it’s usually the intangible variables that have a larger impact on the career than you think.
A person is typically already interested in something they’re good at in one way or another. Even if they’re not the best at it they do bring a different talent, twist, perception to it. However they’re not always finding the best way to express that talent in a way that makes them shine. This is where I come in, I make the connection.
It’s said that you should do what you love and then find a way to make a living off it. Sadly most people, me included, do it the opposite way. I’d like to change that early on in life before someone succumbs to the rigors of making a living instead of making a life.
It would be much better to design the life you would like to have and then make your choices based on it. It’s not too late. Anyone can change the direction they’re in. Besides underneath it all we never really grow up.
When you ask yourself what you should be when you grow up what are you REALLY asking? Are you like me asking what your purpose is or do you want to know the profession you should be in? It’s something to think about.
If you would like to discover what would give you the most satisfaction, what you’re truly looking for, then you should take the Core Passion assessment. You can read all about it on my website. The Core Passion ® assessment will help you uncover the fire that burns inside you that longs to explode. You can take the assessment at any time. It will give you the tools and language to describe what you’re looking for.