How to know what you want!

Mar 06 ,2012 12:37 PM
How to know what you want!

Well, one of the best reasons is to ask yourself what you want to do and be in your life. But, there would be definitely certain situations or for that matter a phase in your life, where you yourself are fixed up in a dilemma about what do you exactly want in life. Now, if we could relate the same to your career, here are some answers you find out to find what you actually want in your life;

In the Indian social context, choosing the right career can become more difficult because the young students receive widely varying advice and career counseling and suggestions from different quarters. Parents are usually very involved with their child’s career, especially if they are well educated and successful in a particular profession. Sometimes they can be very insistent, or influence the choice of the child’s career against his or her internal desire.

Then there is considerable peer pressure, and also a tendency to follow the most common trends. All such pressures and advices are not very objective, and more often than not, they may lead toa wrong career decision. By the time the individual realizes the error, it is usually too late already to start fresh again in a new career.

Do not allow yourself to be influenced by any non-objective thoughts while deciding your career. Just because your friend is opting for a particular career, or because your father is in a particular profession, does not make it automatically the best career for you.

At a young age, there is a tendency toavoid thinking and introspection. There is a lot of haste and an urge toact fast about everything. However, a career decision must not be made in haste. Take time toanalyze your interests, and know what truly excites you and drives you passionately in terms of a career. If you follow your natural instinct and go with your natural ability, you can leapfrog ahead of others in the marathon. Extraordinary success comes only when you are in a career that you are truly passionate about.

If you are completely uncertain about your career choice, one of the modern and scientific ways of going about it is toassess your own self and determine what kind of a career would be more suited to your profile. Also, you may meet any professional career counselorat your institution or outside, who could give you valuable inputs and advice, considering your personal strengths and weaknesses, and your past educational background.

At all times, it is important to remember that more often than not, our life is a product of the choices that we make. A right choice can take us to the very top in life, while one wrong decision can give us a life full of struggle and frustration. One of such crucial choices in life is the choice of a career, which can determine the future course of our destiny.

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