Recently, I have been thinking about my future. I don’t know about you, but I love to dream and visualize myself when I’m older and having a job and doing the things I love. I see myself doing lots of things, and even though I have a lot of time to think about “what I want to be when I grow up” I wanted to ask myself some questions so I can focus on WHAT I WANT TO ACHIEVE in my life.
Here are some helpful questions that can help you self evaluate your passions and what career choice you want to pursue in your future. These questions can apply RIGHT NOW, don’t wait for opportunities to come, seize life by the throat and charge forward.
What do you love?
When you are daydreaming out the window, what are you thinking about? Traveling? Money? Opportunities? What your mind tends to drift to, it the direction you want to take. Trust your heart.
What do you hate?
Eliminate what you can’t stand. Personally, I am not a science girl, so chemistry is thrown out for me. What is boring to you? What drives you insane?
What do you spend your money on?
Check your amazon shopping cart everyone! What have you been looking at/ordering. Whether it’s books, music, the newest technological device or the best supplements on the market, what you spend your money on indicates what is important to you.
Who inspires you?
Is it the coach who kicks your ass on the field? The teacher who helped you learn how to factor in algebra? The MVP of the Super Bowl? The bestselling author? LEARN FROM THEM. Read their biographies if they have one. Wikipedia them. Talk to them. Interview and ask questions. Learn what they did to become successful so you can replicate it and add your style.
One role model of mine is Benny Lewis. He is a polyglot, bestselling author, blogger, and full time traveller and runs the Fluent in 3 Months program. I emailed him about a year ago, and one of his comrades emailed me back and gave me some great advice on learning languages. I asked him, “What do you do personally to learn the language?”
Email mentors and listen to what they say; their words are wise and they have already walked the path and can give you some shortcuts/point out some things to look for.
What do you want to be when you grow up? What questions have you asked yourself? Talk to me in the comments, I’d be excited to read what you have to say.