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Why is it hard to know what you want in life/?

I'm having hard time to know what I really want in my life

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Trinity’s Answer

It’s hard to know what you want in life especially when you’re young and unsure what’s out there. I think it’s important to look at what route you would like to take, such as college, trade school, community college, or just working to gain life experience. Not everyone has a linear path and that’s totally okay! As long as you keep going and trying different things you’ll figure out what you don’t and do like and make a career out of that. I recommended doing what I did and just look through college majors and reading what the courses are like and what type of jobs you can have in the future with that degree. Don’t stress too much, you’ll figure it out one way or another!
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Amrit’s Answer

I would suggest you to think about it as one of the biggest puzzle of life. The best way to solve it is to put yourself out there. Find as many opportunities as you can and always say yes.

Your 20's should be focused on trying to explore as many things as possible so you know what you want to do in life. Find out what you are good at, work hard and try to be at the Top 1% in your field.
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tayyaba’s Answer

It can seem overwhelming when you're juggling many thoughts, making it challenging to figure out what you truly desire in life. However, don't let this deter you. Instead, focus on your passions, utilize your skills, and maintain a positive outlook. Let these guide your decisions at work and beyond. Gain clarity on your life's goals, then carve out a path towards them. Remember, every step you take is progress. I trust this advice will be beneficial to you.
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Ezra’s Answer

Hi there,
The world is full of opportunities, and everyone has their unique journey to reach their goals. When considering a career, the most useful guidance is to choose something that ignites your passion, or perhaps an activity or hobby that you enjoy. Working in a field that you are passionate about can significantly increase your chances of excelling in that job, as you'll be more motivated and committed.
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Steph’s Answer

Hi Mary!

Because we have so many options! When I was in high school, I thought I wanted to be a photographer, then thought I might want a career in the sciences, and now I'm a Recruiter and love it. Don't feel like whatever choice you make is forever, many people have lots of career changes over their long career.

Good luck!
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Cindy’s Answer

Hey there Mary,

Your question is really thought-provoking! Even as an adult, I find myself pondering over the same thing. And guess what? That's perfectly fine! Life is a long journey, and it's during this journey that we figure out what we truly want.

Each stage of your life will present you with new choices, opportunities, uncertainties, and experiences. These will shape your thoughts and help you make decisions. That's the real charm of life, isn't it?

Here's a little piece of advice from me: start by understanding yourself. Just like how well you know your best friends, get to know your own dreams, your aspirations, and what you want to contribute to the world. This self-discovery is like finding a purpose, much like Thomas Alva Edison did. He was an inventor, and his purpose was to create something beneficial for the world.

I hope this gives you some clarity.

Take care,
Cindy
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J’s Answer

Mary,

It is sometimes difficult to know what you want in life and many people of varying ages still ask this question of themselves. Life is full of opportunities and choices. If you are in school take the time to talk with a trusted adult about what you think you want to do in life. Also, many people know what they do not want to do in life -- perhaps this is the starting point - making a list of what you do not want and what you may want in life. Try not to judge your list - just write the first things that come to your mind. After you are done, making your lists review it. Perhaps, sharing the list with a trusted adult or someone in your life might help you figure a few things out.

Keep an open mind, take time out to explore -- volunteer, join a club, learn something new

I hope this helps. Be kind and have patience with yourself

I hope this helps,
J
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Diane’s Answer

Hi Mary, being a young person this is the age old question. There are so many opportunities to explore and uncover. Think about things you are passionate about and really peak your interests. Shadow professionals that are currently working in those areas that interest you so you can get an idea of what the day to day is like. As another person said, join clubs and volunteer in those areas that interest you. Give yourself some grace, decisions like this do not happen overnight and best of luck!
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Deborah’s Answer

It can be challenging to know what you want in life because of the complexity of individual preferences, societal influences, and evolving personal values. Taking time for self-reflection, exploring different interests, and seeking guidance from mentors or counselors can help clarify your aspirations and goals.
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Maddie’s Answer

Hi Mary!
I think this is a really good question, and I feel as though this is something many people also question. I don't think there is a right answer to this question, and I think it is something that only you can answer. I would recommend going out to experience as much as you can, and trying as many things as you can. As you explore the world and what it has to offer, I think you will then be able to start to figure out where you want to go/ do in life!
Best of luck!
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