How To Figure Out Your Path in Life

January 16, 2016

How To Figure Out Your Path in Life

Don’t know what you want to do with your life? Welcome to the club. Seriously, neither do a billion of us millennials.

Sometimes I have this feeling where I’m like, “Oh, I’m only 23, it’s fine”. But most of the time, it goes a little something like this:

“Shit. I’m already 23. Which means I’m almost 24. Which means I’m definitely officially old now.”

“I’m graduating college in 2.5 months, WHAT IS LIFE.”

“Do I even know what I want to do? Am I even going to, or want to use my degree?”

Okay, obviously I’m exaggerating juuuuuust a bit, but I’m sure we’ve all had this feeling at some time in our young lives. First of all, breathe. It’s okay if you’re not really sure what you want to do with your life. It’s completely normal, although I feel like we all think we are the only ones who feel this way – we’re not. I promise.

Second, the reason for this blog post is to provide you with some tips on how to really figure out what you want to do with your life in terms of your career.

Working is a HUGE part of your life. If you’re in a regular full-time job, you’re most likely at work for about 8 hours per day. If you’re trying to start a business, or in a similar field, you’re most likely putting in even more hours. You work to live, some live to work. We all need it, so it’s important to find what you love to do.

  1. What do you enjoy doing in your free time?
    • Think of your favorite hobbies, things that make you happy, things you actually enjoy reading about/researching
    • What do you enjoy reading or researching on your free time? I know for me, I am constantly researching the latest nutrition or fitness information and I love reading and learning about it.
  2. What are you good at?
    • If you’re not sure, think about something that comes naturally and easy to you.
    • What have people told you you’re good at/complimented you on?
  3. What brings you fulfillment?
    • For me, it’s helping people.
    • Whenever I get a comment, message, or email saying that I have inspired someone or changed their life for the better, THAT seriously makes my entire life complete.
  4. What was your favorite subject in school?
    • Think back to when you were in school. There were things we all hated, and other things we all loved. Maybe for some it was art – for me, it was actually English and TV production which is why I love writing and YouTube.
  5. What did you always want to be when you were a kid? (I’m talking elementary school days)
    • There were two things I always said I wanted to be growing up:
      • First, was an actress. That was literally my life-long dream and I would put on shows and literally tell my family and friends to “look at me” and force them to watch my acting (sorry, fam). This shows that I obviously love to perform in one way or another (reason why I enjoyed competing & being in front of a camera).
      • Second, was a teacher. I knew I wanted to lead others somehow, and I knew I wanted to help others as well.
  6. What can you say is truly your passion?
    • Passion – something you feel strongly about and believe in.
    • Obviously this can be various things, but the main 1 or 2 things?
    • For me, it’s health and fitness, as well as helping others. Yes, I’m passionate about writing, social media, blogging, cooking, and so many other things, but all of those other passions revolve around health/fitness and helping others.

Sometimes you just need to look deep down and try to figure out what is really in your heart. All of these tips should help you figure it out, but you know what, there is no time limit. There is no deadline. Sometimes you just need to relax, go with the flow, and see where life takes you. If you do know what you want, GO AFTER IT. You can do whatever you put your mind to. Yes, that is super cliché but it is true.


    1. This is pretty cool stuff. For me, it’s seeing others heal physically and emotionally which is why I’ve become a massage therapist and am working on become a surgeon.

        1. I feel the same & love the idea of physical touch soothing the body, mind & soul. Do you find being massage therapist fulfills these ideals? Im now 42 yrs old & my children are in their teens. Its taken me until now to actually decide “Yes! I am going to learn massage therapy & give it a go.” Looking back I had the desire to do this in my early/mid 20s but didn’t think i’d be able to find work in the field & I don’t know how i’d go starting my own business but it feels like it’s now or never really at my age! Good luck on becoming a surgeon! :}

    1. Loving your blogs. I am a writer too …. I love to read well written blogs. Keep it up, Britt. You’re definitely an inspiration. I’m sure I’ll meet you out there in the fitness world, in the near future !!!! XOXO Brittany Swanton

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