Good thing is, you’re still young and it’s totally OK to be in such a confused state.
You’re not alone because there are thousands of them out there with the same thoughts.
What differentiates the one’s without a goal and the ones striving to achieve something in life, is the drive to be the best in what they are passionate about.
So here’s the thing.
Be happy, because you started questioning yourself at this young age instead of regretting when you turn 60.
It’s good to have goals, but it’s totally OK if you feel like you dont have a goal currently or you feel like you want to do something else instead of running towards your goal at any point of life. Even the great Mahatma Gandhi turned into a social activist when he realised that is what he wanted to do instead of working as a barrister. You’re good.
When you feel happy doing a certain work, dig in deep and search for further career opportunities. This is where most of us fail.
Divide your goals into several genres. Life isn’t just about career. So yea make a list of goals.
Spiritual goals.Career goals.Relationship goals.Social goals.Personal goals.
Don’t succumb to social pressure. Just because your parents want you to become something doesn’t mean you have to keep doing it till you are 60. Voice your opinion. Convince them.
Take a piece of paper and make a list of things you are good at. Search the internet to find out which careers require those skills and what can be done to pursue it further.
In the same paper, make a list of your strength and weaknesses. This will give you an idea on what you’re not supposed to do. Like, I suck at programming, so there’s no point in trying to become a coder for life. ( Yea I know I can work hard and try to improve ,but working on your strengths is better than investing your time in improving your weaknesses.)
Once you’re done writing things down, doing all the research and landing on an idea ,talk to your best friend or your parents. Take their input, but don’t make a decision on their opinion. Trust your gut. It’s always right.
All the best .
In Case We’re Meeting for the first Time,
HI! I’m Shivam Patel, ‘The Monotonous Panda’.
Thanks for Reading my article