Figuring out what you dont like
Growing up, we always think about what we want to be.
It is quite a daunting task. I mean, there are so many things in this world to do!
So how do you go about finding that perfect career?
A couple of realizations I had:
- I no longer believe that there will ever be some static, perfect job for me (or for anyone really). I think of careers as a fluid process — something that is designed to change and evolve — and that putting myself in a position to become stagnant will just make me unhappy.
- I have realized more and more that the question of “What do you want to be when you grow up” is really misrepresentative of the challenge at hand. I think what is far more accurate is thinking about what you DON’T want to be when you get older.
I wish when I was younger we began exploring other things quickly. And learning about things that maybe we did not like.
The faster we do that — the faster we test our assumptions — the sooner we can begin spending time working on things we really like.
Originally published at Jordan Gonen.
By jordangonen on March 24, 2017.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.