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What should I do with my life?

 What should I do with my life

As soon as Edward wakes up in the morning, he lights up a cigerette and starts smoking. Then, he goes washes his face and takes a shower. As soon as he is done, he goes out wondering in the streets from a friend to another not knowing what to do with his day. His friends ask him why he doesn’t get a job and he keeps saying that there are not jobs and starts blaming the economy, the government, life, his family for his misery. Since he is overweight, his friends also advise him to join the gym, so he gets in shape and keeps his body healthy, but Edward doesn’t listen.
 
What do you think of this story? Does it sound familiar? How many people do you know that have no idea what to do with their life?

Many people live life aimlessly and don’t know what to do with their life. They don’t have any goals and they don’t have any desire to change themselves and improve their life. They are expert, however, at complaining and blaming people and life in general, which was one of my main reasons for writing “the ultimate guide to achieve your goals to help everyone with this subject.

If you are a person who always ask “What should I do with my life?” then follow the below guidelines to get your answer:

1. Figure out what you want in your life and what your goal is. If you don’t know what your super objective is, then who does? Don’t be like the millions of people around the world who get up every morning, not knowing what to do.

2. Find a hobby that you enjoy and spend sometime daily or weekly enjoying it whether it is sports, dancing, singing, acting, reading, exercising, or whatever you like.

3. Educate yourself. Spend time reading and learning new skills. Just like people who are in the IT and technology field, have to update their skills all the time as the technology keeps changing, you do the same.
 
4. Do what makes you happy.
 
 If you follow the above steps, you will be on your way to doing what you love in your life and you won’t ask again “What should I do with my life.”  Always remember to do what you love, not what others want. As Howard Thurman says, “Don’t ask what the world needs.  Ask what makes you alive, and go do it.  Because what the world needs is people who have come alive.”

Do you know that only 3% of the world’s population manage to plan and reach their goals? The main goal for 2achieveyourgoals.com is to help you become from the top 3% of the world’s population who know how to achieve any goal they desire in all areas of life. If you have a specific goal that you want to accomplish or want to improve an area of your life, but do not know how or why you are not getting any result, then this is the place for you.  To check 2achieveyourgoals.com books, click here

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14 Comments

  1. Hulbert Lee says:

    Nice post Dia. I can identify with that person that you said because I used to be like that, except I wasn’t overweight. It’s until you sit down and ask yourself what you need to do in your life, then you will find the answers and inspiration to make you take action. The tips you suggested here also help in finding the answer. Thanks for this!

  2. Dia says:

    Hi Hulbert,

    Exactly, asking ourselves what we need is the main thing we need to do so we can change our lives for the better. Thanks Hulbert

  3. Jean Sarauer says:

    I spent most of my life not really knowing what I wanted to do. I enjoyed my experiences, yet I was rather aimless and didn’t feel like I was contributing to the good of others to the best of my ability. I had some coaching a few years back where I got clear on my values and then started creating goals based around those. That really helped me a lot, and now I finally feel like I’m living life to the fullest.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Jean,

      I believe many of us didn’t know what we want at one point of time. When we have specific goals and we go after them, we feel a lot better and we have a reason to look forward to life. Thanks for sharing Jean

  4. Dia: I think you make a really good point about figuring out what you really were meant to do. It is too easy to fall into the trap and think that somehow the answer is just going to magically appear to you one day. The reality is that you do have to spend some honest time reflecting on what interests you and what you are good at and then determine what you should be doing. This is such an important piece of our puzzle of life and we should invest whatever attention and focus is needed toward it. Great insights.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Sibyl,

      Exactly, once we reflect on what interests us and once we know what we want, positive things will start to come our way. Otherwise, we live with no purpose. Thanks for your insight Sibyl

  5. Karen says:

    I really liked this post, Dia and think you offerred some valid solutions to ask ourselves what we want to do with our lives. I also think that it’s perfectly okay to be confused and not know what we want to do for the rest of our lives. But, if you take the stance that nothing is permanent and that everything changes, why not try to think of what you want to do for the next six months or year with your life? It can get overwhelming to think of the next 50 years. Break down what you love to do and what makes you come alive and do more of that.

    Karen

  6. Dia says:

    Thanks Karen, yes when we breatk things down, that helps us a lot and helps us focus on our goals as well.

  7. Gillian says:

    I definitely find myself living out at least part of that opening paragraph. It’s easy to get bogged down in the bad economy – I just graduated from college in the spring and am still looking for a job (the “should” in my life).

    I’ve always loved reading and writing, so in the meantime, I’ve decided to dedicate my time and energy to becoming a more productive reader and writer and finding ways to make those loves work for me. Blogging daily indicates discipline, and blogging about books and writing exercises my academic background. Those things sound great in a cover letter or interview, but really? I just love talking about books and the creative process.

    When asked what I do, I simply say that I am a writer and I am working my way up in the world. Honing my skills and living out my passion comes first. I’ll find a way to monetize eventually.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Gillian,

      I think most people ask themselves at one point in time the questions, “What should I do with my life?” At least you know what you want you to be Gillian and you know you love writing. Many people don’t even know what they want out of life. You are heading in the right direction.

      • Gillian says:

        I figure that as long as there’s no money to be made, I may as well make myself happy. Someday, it’ll pay off.

        I do put in the effort to find work that will take care of my needs, but I think it’s become more important to make the “I want to..” and “I love to…” work for me. This generation of recent grads is going to redefine success and happiness by making the best of bad times – we’re going to find alternative things to do and ultimately reshape the life script that seems to be letting us down.

  8. I would be lying if I said I don’t blame a lot of jobless people on the economy. Jobs are getting slimmer and slimmer and more people are becoming unemployed and unable to take advantage of outlets in which they could do anything.

    There’s no excuse for not not working out. If you got shoes you should be able to walk around. If you got comfortable shoes you should be able to run around. Find a park do pull ups, find the ground, do push ups. I found a handrail that’s close enough to each other so I could do chest dips. Throw in some crunches, some squats, and lunges, you pretty much got my workout. (I only work out 30 minutes twice a week to gain weight instead of lose it: learned from Tim Ferris)

    People have no reason to not know what they want to do. They already DO KNOW, they just don’t have the initiative to chase after it. If someone likes video games, they should go after video games. If someone likes writing, they should go into the writing field. If someone likes planes, it doesn’t matter if they don’t know the structure of a plane, they should go after it. Most subjects are broad and have large open outlets to many things, there’s ought to be a one or two things that you could tolerate doing for a job.

    The problem isn’t finding what you like, the problem is going after it.

    • Dia says:

      Hi Jonathan,

      Although some people like certain things, sometimes they don’t know what they want. I agree with you that if we just use our “thinking” a little bit, we would find out what we want to do and then take the necessary steps to go after it

  9. noga says:

    Hi,
    Thank you for this artical , guidelines not always we can find it in our normal course of life with busy & stress working day .
    i found being fired or not found any job (jobless) it is postive term to make us workhard to be avilable and increase our value as a skills and way of our live nevertheless it will help to pass any interview very easy and become non jobless.
    somepeople make blaming on a crisis however there is alots job but need a good skills and a very postive people with open mind so whenever you are , you should put goal short term or long term and you will find it very easy to become as you wish
    Have a lovey day