4 Ways to find out what you want to do with your life
Translated by Elizabeth Kehagia and Stella Vasileiadou
We all have a dead end at some point about what we will actually do with our life. Not only women are dealing with existential problems as many mistakenly believe, but this could affect every person in the world, no matter what their gender is. Here are 4 ways to find out what you really want to do with your life…
Everything in life is a matter of priorities. Besides, it’s no coincidence that many say that your priorities say a lot about your character. Start by doing things you love and you think that fill your day with creativity. This is how you will find out what’s important to you and what is not. Keep toxic situations -and even people- out of your life, that prevent you from moving forward and most importantly, from being yourself in order to choose on your own what’s best for you. No, this does not make you a self-centered person. It’s just that you are finally taking control of your life.
Of course, this does not mean that you have to travel across the ocean in order to find out what you want to do with your life. Get in the car and start it, without having in mind a specific destination. Don’t own a car? No problem! Take your forgotten bike or even walk and visit places you have never been before. If you really have the opportunity to travel alone and visit a foreign country that you have always wanted to, there are many reasons to do so! In other words, get out of your comfort zone. You will eventually find your way out, and you could possibly find what you like by observing people and situations.
Your talent will show you the way!
Oh come, on! I’m sure that you are good at something. It could be something ‘’stupid’’ , something a bit weird where you are talented at. But this shouldn’t scare you or repel you from practicing it every day! Besides, who can judge whether what you’re talented at is right or wrong, good or not, especially in a world where everything ( or almost everything) is respected and accepted. However, what’s sure is that if you finally choose to do something you love, the success is guaranteed, since you will not give up trying to be your best version at it.
Last but not least, if you are one of those really organized and anxious people who are frightened only to think something like traveling without a certain purpose, there’s a solution for you, too. First of all, relax. Try to organize your life in a way that you will be able to experiment with many things. You may find if difficult at first, but you will gradually clear your mind and find out what you want to do with your life. And then go after it actively in a professional level.
Don’t be afraid to start over your life, no matter your age. Besides, all people start somewhere. But everything is up to us. We choose what we are going to keep, what we are going to change. Or whether we are going to stay inactive or, even worse, ‘’trapped’’ in a profession we do not really love or in a life we do not want to live. The opportunity is still there! Start today!