How do you know what to do in your life?

 Ale (@Guybrush)7 years, 3 months ago

Hi guys, i’ve got some problem with life :P
I don’t know what to do in my life: now i’m studying(computer engineering) but don’t know if i want to get a job as engineer.
I have a lot of hobby and passion: photography, guitar, a lot of sports, i like meditation, write, paint, videogames, read, films. Also i got a lot of friends, very good friends cause i’m very friendly and easy going; lot of good friends and 3-4 best friends.
I also traveled a lot, and since 4 months i started to live in another country to know other people, languages and to make a new experience.

The problem is i can’t really choose something that i really want to do in my life, i can’t choose something from all my passion and hobby, i don’t know what i want to do as job. And if i can’t choose, i can’t put goals in my life.

So, how do you know what to do in your life?
tell me your experience.

thank u!

May 31, 2014 at 3:51 pm
ShermyWormy (5) (@Sherms) 7 years, 3 months ago ago

Take the things that stand out. Things you could possibly see yourself doing in the future. Then give it up to chance. Flip a coin, something. But in that moment before the final decision is made (ex: moment while coin is flipping in the air) you will realize which way you want that coin to land, and that is what you should do with your life

Diya Menon (0) (@srdmenon) 6 years, 4 months ago ago


I am having a hard time figuring out what I want to do also. I am an engineer, been doing this for past almost 10 years including undergrad, grad school and three years of working. I am sick and tired of it. But I am not sure what I want to do? I am confused between MBA  specialized in Public Relations, Marketing or finance. I have got admission to go study in France for a year events management program which I am really inclined towards but I am scared I will have no money and losing a steady job and comfortable life seems scary. I have been thinking of getting a CFP lately also. I am so confused. It all comes down to should I risk losing my good paying job or should I just take the leap of faith take tons of loan and get an MBA or should I just leave everything and go to France and travel Europe.

I know one thing for sure, I hate my job and I want to start fresh new somewhere away from here. 

Please help

Viner Cent (50) (@Viner-Cent) 6 years, 4 months ago ago

Now, one really strange thing I found out while having to make hard decisions is to flip a coin, bet on cards ore anything else, everytime I did that and the wrong thing popped up my deep self immediatly felt dissapointed. That way I knew the others where the right thing. When they are equal fun to you, do the thing you are best at.

sionlikesmusic (1) (@sionlikesmusic) 6 years, 4 months ago ago

I think I’m having a similar period of doubt in my life at the moment – I work in a job that supports the lifestyle I’ve told myself I want outside of work, but I don’t really enjoy what I do and I’ve started questioning its worth given that most of my time is spent in work. Not knowing what to do with my life is something that’s always bothered me, and whenever relatives asked what I wanted to do my answer 9 times out of 10 would be “Well, I can tell you what I don’t want to do…”

Something that has made itself apparent recently though is the importance of maintaining an active interest in the things that I feel passionate about (personally, writing music reviews and generally finding new music) – while it’s unlikely to become my main occupation, I’ve found that making an effort to keep at it definitely gives me a sense of purpose, if that doesn’t sound too clich├ęd.

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