What do you want?

Does anyone really know what they want to do for work when they go to college, are in colllege or graduate from college? I didn't.

I just came from my high school reunion and I was talking to one of my friends about the power of education. I wondered if going to school with smart people made you smarter or if a person is just destined to be motivated to learn, grow and contribute and plug into life. What do you think?

We talked about this education, environment vs. DNA topic for a while and during the conversation, he shared that in college he barely went to class. He was so focused on getting a great job and establishing his career that he skipped class to intern and work in his chosen field. Wow, I thought. This is job clarity at an early age. I had inklings of what I liked to do and what I was interested in, but no way would I have been motivated enough or clear enough to go full force towards my work interests.

Today, I see many people that have job clarity and many that are sorting it out. Each person has their own view of what resonates with them in the workplace. That's a good thing. It's learning to ask yourself the tough questions and create your own cost/benefit analysis that creates lifelong career satisfaction. Ask yourself what you really love to do, play your game and keep taking inspired action.

Cathy Paper