Some friends and I decided to sit down and think about what we wanted to do with our lives. We are going through some changes at work, and it seems to be a good time to do a check in. I’m not much of a planner so rather than a firm idea I was hoping to uncover some sense of not just wondering about aimlessly.
I hate the question where do you want to be in five years. Because the answer to that is always on the beach, with an endless supply of books and cocktails.
Here are the questions we talked about… I hope you find them useful if you too are asking yourself the question – what do I want to do with my life?
-How does this job fit into my life?
-What tasks inspire me/what tasks drain me?
-Am I progressing how I would imagine?
-What am I really passionate about and why?
-What does my dream job look like?
-Is my career allowing me to do what’s important?
The last question I think is the best and most useful one. Because in answering it, you need to think about where you career fits into your life.