The feeling of confusion can occur in 20 years, and 50. At one point, you suddenly realize that I can't go on like this. We know how much support is lacking in this difficult period, so we made a selection of tips from the best books on self-development. Find out how to find your calling and take the first step towards your life's work.
You can start your search for a vocation... by giving up the idea of finding a life's work! Don't spend years searching for the right answer — a real calling, encoded somewhere in the depths of your mind. Otherwise, you risk getting lost in this maze for a long time.
To make the first step, you do not need to know exactly "it or not it". The first step is just to get closer to something, to something interesting for you. Go to school, try something, learn more about something, go beyond the usual sphere of living, get involved in interesting professional parties.
The list of questions for finding your calling is unlimited. Here are some of them: Why do I need to work? What am I interested in doing every day? What do I do well? What would I do if I didn't have to work? What do I want to achieve in 10 years? What values were instilled in me as a child? Do I agree with them now?
The questions may be more specific: What books do I like to read the most? Can I find my way in an unfamiliar city? Do I like to solve puzzles? Do I love animals? Is it easy to change my mind?
Just do what you love
I believe that if you like to do something, then you are talented at it and it should be developed. Some say: "If I do what I love, I will have nothing to eat! How do I earn a living?"At first, you can earn a living by working in any job that doesn't make you unhappy. And I know for sure: if you have a favorite thing, you can always include it in your daily life in one way or another
Expand your range of interests
It happens when the work is not like it and you need to start looking for other options. But what if you don't have any interests and don't know what you want? In this case, you will have to be a researcher and discoverer.
Conduct a survey: what else happens? At least once a week, immerse yourself in a new topic: listen to different lectures on the Internet, go to trainings and master classes, and view information. Start with some educational sites. Try everything, because you don't yet know what area you might be interested in. At this stage, you don't need to choose your life's work. Your task is to emerge from the professional tunnel and expand your horizons as much as possible.
Exploration will take from three months to a year. Of course, you want to change right now, but you will have to wait a little. When you have a list of alternative activities, you can choose what you are interested in.
Get rid of excess
It is impossible to start a new life while the current one is cluttered with Affairs and obligations. The dream needs more space. This does not mean that you need to immediately go through the closet and throw things out. No one wants to live on the catalog page of a furniture store with a perfect interior. Junk helps you feel like you're in business. But clutter disturbs our peace of mind, clutter weighs on our conscience. In such an environment, it is difficult to set up an easel or start a new startup.