Doing what you love most and School.
As you may know most of the young people from ages between 18–25 may already know what they want to know what to do with their lives. Some may not know at all and it may take a little longer than everyone else. Which is fine to a certain point.
To start off, here’s what a typical young person would ask when it comes to picking or deciding doing what they love career wise. It starts off as
- What am I interested in ?
- How do I do it ?
- What should I study?
- How long is it going to take me?
- Should I go to college or university ? If I do which one ?
- What kind of jobs are there ?
- Does it pay well?
- Am I disciplined enough to do what I love?
- Where do I go and why ?
Questions such as these are very well picked for a young person and Me specifically ages between 18–34 are hopefully the ones that can take this and use it for good. I may answer these questions but it may not be in the format that it may not be your typical happy dandy advice. Or at least I’m going to try to answer them.
Let’s start off with what you maybe interested at or what you love to do.
These statement on what you love to do is really hard and direct. It can take quite a while to find the answer you’re looking for. When I was growing up I had the typical options such as doctor, engineer, teacher, designer, cop, firefighter, mechanic, and even construction worker in regards on doing what I would pick as a career. Adults would sometimes come to speak to us about their work, or we would go to see them at work. It was always understood that they enjoyed what they did. In retrospect I think one may have: the private jet pilot. But I don’t think the bank manager really did.
I feel like the adults and I’m going to say it respectfully that they’ve been told three lies: the stuff they’ve been taught to regard as work in school is not real work; grownup work is not (necessarily) worse than schoolwork; and many of the adults around them are lying when they say they like what they do. The most dangerous liars can be the kids’ own parents. If you take a boring job to give your family a high standard of living, as so many people do, you risk infecting your kids with the idea that work is boring.
How much are you supposed to like what you do? Unless you know that, you don’t know when to stop searching like I stated earlier. And if, like most people, you underestimate it, you’ll tend to stop searching too early. You’ll end up doing something chosen for you by your parents, or the desire to make money, or prestige — or sheer laziness .
Do what you love doesn’t mean, do what you would like to do most this second. — Paul Graham
So this is what happend to me. I never really liked airplane mechanic but I love the experience that it brings. It may have even taught me to pay attention to detail. But I can use that career path in order to pursue what I love doing most which is self-driverless cars (A.I). The rule about doing what you love assumes a certain length of time. It doesn’t mean, do what will make you happiest this second, but what will make you happiest over some longer period, like a week or a month. Which is not to say you have to spend all your time working. You can only work so much before you get tired and start to screw up. Then you want to do something else — even something mindless. If your work is not your favorite thing to do, you’ll have terrible problems with procrastination ! This is true and it can actually cause depression. You’ll have to force yourself to work, and when you resort to that the results are distinctly inferior.
To be happy I think you have to be doing something you not only enjoy, but admire. You have to be able to say, at the end, wow, that’s pretty cool.
The college/university topic.
Some people argue that college will be your one chance in life to pursue your passion. I disagree ! If you try to have an impact on the world, the faster you start developing concrete skills that will be useful in the real world, the better — and your undergrad degree is a great place to start. Once you get into the REAL WORLD and you’re ready for success, then you can pursue your passion.
Although I never really had the chance to go to an Science Technology Engineering Math (STEM) colleges/universities you may say I feel like these may be the best ways to actually get a job and/or career in these fields especially in the U.S since that’s what the country is based.Technical degrees teaches you how to use reason, logic, and data. This is incredibly useful in the real world, which generally demands rigorous thinking on the path to doing anything big. So if you asked me “ what do you think about psychology or art careers?” I would just say “Run away from that as fast as you can because for me it’s not really a good way to make money because first of all this is what it’s all about.”
Where should I go then ? Try very very hard to go to one of the best colleges or universities in the world for your chosen field. If you can’t start out in one of the top schools for your field, then work your butt off and get great grades and transfer as fast as you possibly can into a top school. You what they say no pain no gain.
So now you’re in school.
What should I do while I’m in school? Take a job that will teach you something useful and practical. Target the best companies in your field, and go after the opportunities early and often. You will be implicitly demonstrating to future employers how determined you are to succeed and how hard you are willing to work.
You’re going to screw up — frequently — and the screwups will have serious consequences, and you’ll feel incredibly stupid every time. It can’t faze you — you have to be able to just get right back up and keep on going. — Marc Andreessen