Like many other 20 somethings, I have wrestled with the question, “What should I do?” What do I really want to invest my life in?
There’s no real magic for figuring out where YOU are supposed to be. Yes, there is Strength’s Finders, Myers-Briggs, and helpful articles. Those are quite effective and can give you a sense of who you are and what you are good at.
However, it seems that many people make this decision based on not-so good things like; need, fear, obligation, and pressure.
Or we do what we can until we find a job that pays the bills and that we can put up with.
Over the course of our lives, it is estimated we will have 12-15 different jobs. Rather than just make decisions based on bad motivators, what if we are intentional – now and throughout our lives?
Here is a a helpful grid. If you want to determine what you should be doing, ask yourself;
Do I have interest in a…
The idea is that it can only be one of those three.
Do you have a specific people (seniors, students, immigrants, etc.) that you want to be around? Do you have a specific passion (coffee, technology, music, health, etc.) that you want to invest your time in? Do you have a specific place that you want to live in?
If you figure out what’s dominant, then you can structure additional desires and interests around that.
You may have multiple passions, skills, and love to travel to many places (that’s me).
However, you will probably have a main that you can identify and intentionally pursue with your decisions.
As a fellow millennial, I hope this equips you to be confident about where you should be.
P.S. Above all, ask God about what you should do. He created you to do amazing things.