We all ponder and ask no secret: What Should I Do With My Life? It’s a question that nobody has the exact answer to. There is so little time for us to figure out everything ( career path, career choice, dream job, important life choice, action plan, dream life, meaningful life).
Sometimes it feels like we can’t do anything right, and it boggles your mind how someone could be such an idiot (sometimes you’re the idiot). You have as many questions as you do answers, but this blog post will start with one answer:
What Should I Do With My Life?
You might be asking, “how can you just start with the conclusion and skip the rest of the article?” While this blog post contains an actual answer to what to do in your life, it is not as simple as following a set of instructions.
You must first follow all the steps before you can reach your answer. I’m sure you’re wondering, “what is so hard about finding out what to do in my life? It’s probably quite easy.” You might think that, but you’re mistaken. You have to read the post and follow all the steps.
What follows are step-by-step instructions on how to solve “what to do in my life.” It’s essential always to remember that this process is an iterative exercise. You can’t skip steps, but it doesn’t necessarily mean that you need to follow all the steps.
Step 1: Truthfully and honestly, ask yourself what do I want? Do I know? Do I even have an idea? If not, then you should take time to think about it. What do I want, really, deep down? What do I need, truly need? It may just be that simple, or it may take a while. Once you understand what you want, you can move on to step 2.
Step 2: Figure out what I don’t want. It’s important to note that it’s best if this is not the same as “what I do want,” so don’t confuse them. It may look like a lot of work, but it isn’t (it’s just a separate list). I will explain this right after.
- What I Do Want: I want to be happy. I want to have a job that pays me well. I want to travel with no worries, and not having money stops me from going somewhere I wish to go. I enjoy meaningful friendships that even last outside the magic of technology. I want my family, friends, and beloved ones to be happy and healthy. I want to have time for myself. I want people to notice me for who I am as a person. I like the world to be a better place.
- I Don’t Want: This list is way longer than what I want, but it’s also more critical because it’s based on what doesn’t bring me happiness. It could be because it makes my life hard (poverty, stress, family members, etc.). It could be because I’m not being treated right by others (you, my bosses, family members). It could be because I feel like I’m getting robbed all the time (paying too much for rent, food, etc.). It could be because I’m bored and yearn for adventure and excitement.
Step 3: Write out your top 5 or 10 list – it doesn’t matter how long it is. If you have no idea what to do in life, this step will take a while but hang in there. You need to get it all on paper.
Step 4: Find your masters. This is a side note, but this will feel like old news to you for those who know me. If you don’t, then it’s time for step 5.
Step 5: Find out what masters do. Your list should contain 5 or 10 things if you followed the instructions. It doesn’t matter how much work it takes to get them on paper; you need to make sure that you understand what they are. If not, re-read this through step 4.
Step 6: Think about what you want to do with the list of masters above and focus on that for a while. Make sure it’s something that (if done correctly) will bring you joy, fulfillment, experience, etc.
Step 7: How do I accomplish what I want? The answer is simple: you find out what you want and figure out how to get it. Not quite so simple, though, right? Yes, figuring out how to accomplish something is more complicated than just simply finding the “what.” So that’s why I made step 8.
Step 8: Come up with a plan of action based on step 7 above. It may seem like a lot of work, but trust me, it’s worth it. When you do this right, you’re on your way to being able to do what you want.
So there you have it, friend! If you follow all the steps, you may have solved “what to do in your life.” This blog post is not a secret formula (and non of these website articles will be).
It’s just a piece of my learnings, experiences, and thoughts, and maybe it could help someone somewhere. So at the end: “What Should I Do With My Life?”
Getting an answer to this question may take a few days, weeks, or an entire life. But most important is not to find answers but meaningful answers to you. There is no right or wrong answer; there is no shortest route, and no Advice From People could make it easier.
Keep moving, Keep exploring and enjoy the process!