How Do You Know What You Really Want To Do in Life?

Philippines
April 3, 2011 12:09pm CST
After all the hard work studying, you've finally graduated from school. After all the hard work applying for a job, you've finally landed a job that pays you. And after all the hard work finding other jobs, you've finally landed a job that pays you well. Are you Happy? Why not? Isn't this what you really wanted to do all along? What seems to be missing? Why do you feel as though you're starting from the very beginning. Worse you feel you don't even know where to start. For the first time in your life you ask yourself. What do I really want to do in life?
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10 responses
3 Apr 11
First just want to tell you that my job right now is not the job that I planned after I graduated from college. I guess life does not go the way you planned it. For me no matter what you have in mind or what you are planning in the future. What you will become will always depends on people you meet, places you will go to, and the opportunity that will come in your way. In my own opinion, that is the reality.
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• Philippines
7 Apr 11
I agree with you, people around us helps us realize who we are in this world. Thanks for your comment..
@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
4 Apr 11
Perhaps you need some inspiration to make your life meaningful and beautiful, i assume you are single, so why don't you go out and date and find someone that would make you complete and make a family.
• Philippines
7 Apr 11
Hehehe actually, I'm happily married. I don't have a problem with my married life, it's more on my career actually. Thanks for your comment. :)
@kheydia (883)
• Philippines
7 Apr 11
oh i see, good luck then.
4 Apr 11
i think,not every argument you put forward is entirely correct. i think when we achieve something that is saturated for us ( after "perhaps" we succed in education and employment ) is to pray. we get closer to god. because of the spiritual aspect we are the ones who empty. possible way that will make us excited again. sorry if my grammar is too bad. thanks
• Philippines
7 Apr 11
Thank you for reminding me, I know have to pray more and strengthen my relationship with GOD. I know sometimes I may have taken him for granted and I know that it's not right. Thank you for your comment and thank you for reminding me..:)
@SIMPLYD (81467)
• Philippines
4 Apr 11
After having gone through a lot in life and talking it out with my husband and daughter, they told me that they just want a simple comfortable life but most specially to be always together, and not to live abroad. That being their desire, i found out too that what i really want in life is to have a happy, intact family. My husband and I have the main objective now of giving our only child the education and profession he likes.
• Philippines
7 Apr 11
I guess, parent's main objective in life is to be able to give their child the best education they can give them...
• Malaysia
4 Apr 11
I just want to live happily with my family without wars and politics. I owned a nice house, cars, kids and what more I want in my life other than happiness? It is useless in my opinion if somebody is rich but sadness, lonely and always under pressure and depression in his life. I know what I want in my life because I have learnt in the past that the only thing I looking for is happiness and life easy. Money is important but not above the list.
• Philippines
7 Apr 11
I agree, it doesn't matter if you're rich or not as long as you're happy with your life and with your family.. World Peace I'm also wishing, praying and hoping for that, nowadays it seems that some nations doesn't even know what's the meaning of world peace. Thanks for your comment..
@maximax8 (28559)
• United Kingdom
3 Apr 11
At school a broad array of different subjects are studied. Then at a further education college the young person will concentrate on just a few subjects he or she is interested in. I decided after leaving school to do a diploma in Business and Finance (Shipping and Transport) for two years. When I left it I went to work as a children's nanny in Finland. I liked children and it was a way for me to be able to afford to travel around Europe by train. When I got back home I got a job as a container marketing controller. I bought a cottage in a village and imagined getting a shipping job in Dover. However a recession hit my home country and I was made redundant. It seemed impossible to get another a job to my distress. I decided to let out my cottage and get a working holiday visa for Australia. Then I would be able to afford to travel around the world. I bought my airline ticket and off I went. I stayed away on my trip for just over one year. I came back home and studied to become a primary school teacher. It was lovely being at university as a mature student. Sometimes a mature person does a career change.
• Philippines
3 Apr 11
You're right, maybe it's all about career change. We have to explore the things that delight us and interest us. Set yourself free.. Thanks for sharing your thoughts..;)
@axlrate7 (1399)
• Philippines
4 Apr 11
I ask that question to myself too. I can't see my future. What I do right now is praying to GOD telling him my request and start something different in my life.
@nice030481 (1108)
• Philippines
4 Apr 11
Actually, i am always asking myself, what i really want in my life... Up to now I really don't know how my life direction go. Actually, i have may things i wanted to do, but it can only happen when i become rich, which is I don't know how. I am an accountant now in a company, the Salary is not as big as what i wanted but at least I have a job that gives me monthly salary that we can use for our daily consumption. I just finished a teaching program tha will allow me to get Licensure Examination for teacher, but i am not yet contented on what i have rich... and i am still asking what will make me happier?
• United States
4 Apr 11
I started my major in college and I absolutely hated it so I dropped out. Right now I have a very low end job I hate and I'm miserable. All I do is try to make money online so I can do that as of now, it would not be hard at all to match the pay I get there. I hope to go I'll make enough in a few months so I can get out of there and do what I want as of now, which is to stay and home and work online. It will do wonders for my mental health, its just what I need right now. Plus I'll get to do chores around the house and learn how to do things like laundry and wash the dishes which I've never done before.
@jaiho2009 (39001)
• Philippines
3 Apr 11
You will know what you really wanted in your life is when you feel the passion/interest for one thing. In our career,it's not the money that matter sometimes,but how we enjoy the things that we are doing. So with the kind of job,or before you start with your studies,you must know what you really want,and what you wanted to be in the future. Some people study education/taking courses due to friends influences or it's their parents choice what to study. If,you already finished your studies and also have a job,then,just try to enjoy your field,and if you still feel that there is something in your life,it's high time that you have to ask yourself and search what you really want to do with your life. just be focused with one thing...just one thing that you really want to achieve and wanted to do with your life,and then try to reach and achieve that goal.