I don't know what I want to be when I grow up?
Updated: Feb 15
Are you struggling with the question, "I don't know what I want to be when I grow up? For some of us, it's looking for that "perfect" career for others it is discovering our life purpose. We are often "chasing" after a feeling or something we believe will be the answer to our prayers. This hunt often comes up empty. Instead, we should be leaning into who we naturally are. We are all born with an inner guidance system that tells us if we are on or off track. The key is to look for times, activities, jobs, hobbies, etc. when we are the most content.
Figuring out what we are meant to do can be quite difficult for most of us. We somehow need to “find it”, as if it exists outside of ourselves. It’s easier to just procrastinate, be confused and overwhelmed when we try to “discover” it. Somewhere along the way we have learned that our purpose needs to be impactful, meaningful, altruistic and life changing.
Here’s what I have learned though, you do not need a reason to exist! You are already worthy and have nothing to prove to anyone. However, having some idea of who you are and what you love to do will set you move in the right direction.
Having some direction will help you to decide how you want to spend your time on earth. It can help to guide your decisions on what you want your next job to be, what you want in life and how you plan on living it. It can also help you to further define the meaning in your life, understand your identity, improve your self-esteem and will help you to grow beyond your wildest dreams.
Always know that there is not ONE thing or one destination for you but rather there is a full kaleidoscope of possibilities. Take the time to explore everything there is to know about yourself. During that discovery, you will uncover all of your gifts and will have a much better idea of how you want to spend your time and what brings you purpose and meaning to your life.
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Until next time,