You need to find a career or job that clicks with you. Not what clicks with your mum/dad/sister/brother/uncle/friend – what clicks with YOU.
“Stay in school and finish your degree”
“Don’t leave your job, it’s easy-work and you’ll make partner soon”
“Don’t invest in the stock market, it’s too risky”
“Buy a house and save your money”
What To Do
If you had a high-maintenance girlfriend/boyfriend that would start fights in the first 6 months of relationship – would you settle down and marry them?
You know what’s a waste?! Spending 40 years of your life doing shit you don’t enjoy.
Am I advocating jumping from job to job? Of course not. Finding meaningful work requires self-awareness and a serious dose of introspection (not by asking others!!) to uncover your strengths and interests. Once you gain some insight, you can begin trialing a few side-gigs. Jumping from job to job without learning is equivalent to banging your head against a brick wall. To some people this insight comes easy, others will need to make more of a conscious effort – but whatever you do – be ruthless until you’ve found work that clicks with you.
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