Finding your purpose isn’t necessarily linear. There are many things you can do, but there isn’t a set formula you must follow. If you don’t know what the next best step for you to take, try one of the three below.
Become excellent at something.
To discover your purpose, open yourself up to greater opportunities by becoming extremely good at something. Passion, interest, and purpose can change over time – open up opportunities so that you’re ready when something great comes up. Moreover, its worth considering that your passion may come from being amazing at something. People commonly think that they should figure out what their passion is and then get really good at it. It works more fluidly in the other direction – getting really good at something may allow you to become passionate about it.
Do something you’ve been wanting to do.
Sign up for the class you’ve been putting off. Take a class – doesn’t matter what it is. Just do it. Instead of sitting trying to analyze yourself into clarity regarding your purpose and passion, you’re taking tiny steps to determine if you actually enjoy the things you thought sounded interesting.
Talk to people.
Speak with people doing the things that sound interesting to you. These can be people hat are friends or acquaintances, or people who aren’t yet acquaintances that you’ve found on LinkedIn. Simply as k for a few minutes of their time to discuss their career trajectory – you’ll be amazed at how willing people are to assist someone they don’t even know yet.