“OMG, I don’t know what I want to do with my life!"
*takes 4 different quizzes on what I should do based on my personality*
This used to be a common procedure for me honestly. I thought I needed to know what I wanted to do. If I didn’t know my purpose, I wouldn’t amount to anything. If I wouldn’t amount to anything, well, I didn’t want to think of that as a possibility.
In your senior year of high school, the biggest question that is posed is, “What are you going to college for?” The question I want to ask is: “How do you expect a 17 or 18 year old to know what they want to do with their life?” I could go into a whole rant about that subject here, but I already did, so I’ll spare you.
When you’re in your teens or possibly any period of your life, it’s hard to know exactly what you want to be “when you grow up." You might have a general idea, but without a whole lot of world experience it’s difficult to be sure. Guess what, it’s completely okay to not know what to do with your life or where you’re going. It took me a while to come to grips with this, but I realized life is all about trying different things out and figuring out what I don’t want to be, before I can realize what I do want to be.
Life is uncertain. I mean you could die from a coconut tomorrow. Or a cactus. Or even molasses. (Don’t ask) Instead of asking yourself what you want to do with your life, ask yourself what you want to be remembered for. Think about what you want people to say at your funeral. How do you want people to talk about you after you’re gone?
Commit to doing something that genuinely helps others and improves the world. Once you do that, everything else will fall into place.