Choosing the right career always comes with the price of understanding what you truly want to pursue. However, this choice never comes naturally – contrary to the broad assumption that it does.
It all boils down to the question: what do you want to do with your life?
It’s not that easy to answer, especially when we’re talking about career. What you want to be when you were a kid may not hold true now, or you’ll find that some things are just not possible if you consider the personal, academic and geographic factors. As easy it is to choose by default – based on what your parents say, what your friends think or which jobs seem prestigious enough – having more choice is empowering.
Sure, there may be many things to choose from, but shouldn’t your career deserve as much attention and deliberation as many aspects of your life?
As John Krumboltz – Leona Tyler Awardee of the American Psychological Association – once said:
Here is a decision that affects everything in our future – not just how we spend eight hours a day, 50 weeks a year – but probably who we’re going to marry, the neighbourhood in which we live, who our friends are going to be, and how much money we have to spend.
Investing as much time and effort into choosing what you can genuinely do comes with a reward.
Helping people figure out what use to make of their precious lives is a crucial task. People’s sense of personal worth and their motivation to achieve depend on finding a direction that makes sense to them.
Finding the Right “Gig”
Ever tried going to a supermarket to buy tissues only to find so many variants? Too many options can be problematic, it can lead to analysis paralysis. Similarly, with career choices, even if you did a major in something, there can still be a multitude of jobs for you to consider.
How do you arrive at the right decision?