Growing up, we always think about what we want to be.
It is quite a daunting task. I mean, there are so many things in this world to do!
So how do you go about finding that perfect career?
A couple of realizations I had:
- I no longer believe that there will ever be some static, perfect job for me (or for anyone really). I think of careers as a fluid process – something that is designed to change and evolve – and that putting myself in a position to become stagnant will just make me unhappy.
- I have realized more and more that the question of “What do you want to be when you grow up” is really misrepresentative of the challenge at hand. I think what is far more accurate is thinking about what you DON’T want to be when you get older.
I wish when I was younger we began exploring other things quickly. And learning about things that maybe we did not like.
The faster we do that – the faster we test our assumptions – the sooner we can begin spending time working on things we really like.
Also published on Medium.