Signs You’ve Found What You Really Want To Do In Life

Posted March 1, 2018 by in Career


There are so many people out there who still haven’t found what they really want to do in life. They go through their lives slogging through the 9-5 working day, feeling low, and expecting that that’s what it’s going to be like forever. You can’t expect anybody to knock on your door with the secret ingredient or the answer if this sounds like you. You need to make sure you learn as much about yourself as possible, examine your likes and dislikes, and figure out what you really want to do in life. It could be taking another career path, it could be carving out your own career path, or even starting a business.

How will you know when you’ve found what you really want to do in life? These signs will help you to know for sure:

It Gives You Butterflies

If you get butterflies when you think about your new path or course of action, this can be a good sign. Some people associate butterflies with anxiety, nerves, and can think they are a bad sign in general. They’re not! This is your body telling you this is something exciting that you feel strongly about. Nervousness is good – it means you’re stepping out of your comfort zone.

You Feel Passionately About The Subject

If you’re passionate about the subject, then there’s a high chance this is what you want to do. You can feel passionately about some things and not follow them – many people tend to love food, but that doesn’t mean they want to become a chef or work in the hospitality industry. However, feeling like you wouldn’t mind thinking about this/talking about this is a good sign.

You Want To Learn More

Do you feel like you want to learn more about this subject? If you find yourself searching Google for pages on the subject and even looking for courses, like an MBA with engineering focus in your spare time, then it’s a good sign it’s something you should pursue. You don’t have to sign up and commit to a course if you’re unsure yet; try checking out YouTube and Udemy for information first. You need to follow your instincts with this and see where they take you. You could also take a day workshop so you don’t have to worry about a long commitment that may be financially straining. I personally take digital marketing and code workshops at General Assembly all of the time. I of course go to their NYC location, but General Assembly (GA for short) is available all around the world. 

It Doesn’t Feel Like Work To You

People who have found what they want to do in life often report that it doesn’t feel like work at all. This might not be right 100% of the time, but if you tend to get into the flow easily and allow hours to pass by without even thinking about stopping or food, it could be exactly what you’re supposed to do.

You’re Willing To Suffer

Every role or line of work comes with downsides – things that people don’t consider to be so great. If you’re willing to suffer for this, you’ve found what you want to do.

People Notice

People tend to notice when you’re doing what you’re supposed to be doing. They might start telling you that you look happy a lot of the time, or that you’re glowing!

I hope these tips help you!