What to Do in Life: 4 Career Ideas for Indecisive People
Most people have at least one day where they don’t know what to do in life — and those who don’t haven’t truly lived.
It’s okay to feel unsure what direction your life is headed in. It’s also okay to have an ocean of ideas about what you think you want to do for a living, even if they don’t seem to have any correlation. In fact — the more options you have to explore, the better your chance to figure out what to do in life down the road.
To know what to do in life, you need to understand what drives you. What excites you to get out of bed in the morning? What are you good at? What is something you could see yourself doing, even if you didn’t get paid for it?
Something that brings you soul-changing joy is worth pursuing.
Unless you hate everything about your job, find the things you enjoy and take them with you into your next career. That way you don’t “throw the baby out,” but you create a career that utilizes your strengths and your passion instead.
Ground zero is perfect because there’s nowhere to go but up. These career ideas will help you build your identity and find out where you want to go in life.
1. For People Who Love People
Do you thrive in groups and play well with others? A career that encompasses comradery and teamwork may be a good fit for you. If you love to network, marketing is a good way to go. The marketing industry is booming, and marketing manager positions anticipate to rise 10 percent by 2026.
If you’d rather serve instead of network, positions in the fields of social work and nursing are all great options as well. Before you jump head first into school, try to volunteer at a hospital or nursing home to see if you are happy with that sort of environment.
A great way to see if you’re cut out for social work is to pick up a couple shifts as a bartender. Serving others under less than ideal conditions is a good way to test your limits and see if you can work with all types of people.
2. For People Who Love Creativity
If regimented schedules, number crunching, and cubicles make you cringe — stay clear of a 9-to-5 office job. Instead, look into careers that get your creative juices pumping and look into careers as a writer or graphic designer.
Both of these careers may have a good amount of competition, but building a portfolio can help you stand out.
The good news is, you can do this on the side as a hobby and watch it grow. Create your own website or write something for yourself every day and get it out there. The more you create, the more experience you’ll have to offer.
Once you have some articles or design creations that you’re proud of, put them together in your portfolio and let the applying begin!
3. For People Who Love Technology
Careers in this field continue to expand while technology evolves at a higher and higher rate. The Internet from the 90’s is nothing like the internet you use today, and still it continues to grow.
If this sort of information fascinates and excites you, careers like software development or IT support might be something to look into.
Depending on how much time you like to spend with people who like marketing or another social-based career, IT support would be a great way to help others while doing something you love.
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4. For People Who Love to Lead
Any organization that runs needs someone in charge. If you want to be the one that calls the shots, look no further.
Leadership comes in all forms — allow yourself to open up to the potential possibilities. Positions such as an office manager or police chief are some options you can choose from.
A safe office space where management means deadlines and budgets is very different compared to serving and protecting by putting your life in danger every day. Both are respectable and necessary, but there are some pretty drastic differences to consider.
Not All Who Wander Are Lost
Enjoy the journey you’re on. Find your passion and don’t be afraid to combine things that you love to do. If you liked the leadership in management, but crave the creativity of the writer — go for an editing manager role!
One of the worst things you can do is to settle and back yourself into a corner. Don’t be afraid of unknowns and volunteer or try new things to see what you enjoy.
Treat yourself to a career you love — you deserve it.
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