- Find Motivation and Support In Others
Many folks around you have walked the path you are walking today and can give you more than enough anecdotes of their experiences and what they’ve learned. Trust us, there is an abundance of people willing to share with you their trials and tribulations and what they’ve done to overcome these obstacles. We aren’t asking you to mimic someone else’s path, rather we are asking you to gather stories from others, reflect on them, take the nuggets that interest you, and then try out a lane that works for you. If you don’t like that lane, try another one.
Yes, you can change your mind and try different things, it’s okay. No one expects you to be so savvy and to line up the next 40 or 50 years of your life at this moment.
Yes, you can change your mind and try different things, it’s okay. No one expects you to be so savvy and to line up the next 40 or 50 years of your life at this moment. That would be crazy! Seriously, you should try and interview several adults, all in various stages of their lives and careers, and ask them if they knew 5 or even 10 years ago, what they would be doing at this very minute. I bet their answers will give you new insights.
The thing that is definitely on your side right now is time and freedom. You aren’t locked into anything per se and you have a lot of opportunities to try things (as the book Designing Your Life says by Bill Burnett and Dave Evans) This truly is a time to try new things and evaluate them to see if you want to continue moving down that path or if you want to pivot to try something else. The more you try and evaluate, the more you will get to the real-life thing or things that give you purpose and give you something to wake up to each day. The more people you ask, the more information you will gain to fill your learning and life bucket. Plus, older folks love telling stories about themselves! They do.