Most of us millenials, are trippin out about ‘not knowing what to do with our lives.’
Makes sense. Especially with the slew of career options, it’s easy for us to succumb to this analysis paralysis. As a result, there’s A TON of anxiety that comes with it.
But one of the things I realized, is that you’re always going to be trying to ‘figure out what to do with your life.’
It’s not a one-time thing. It’s a continuous process.
There’s always more. There’s always someone more accomplished than you.
And the source of anxiety comes from so badly wanting to be over there, that you forget your standing here.
You might reach “success”, but that gratification is always temporary. It fades away and then you’re back to your baseline.
Take a basketball player like Steph Curry. He doesn’t win a championship then start hangin out. He’s back on his grind, working towards another one. Kobe Bryant, 5 championship rings, just retired. You might think he’s got it all, but no. He’s building a new business Kobe Inc. He’s still trying “to figure out.”
Right now, there might be a ton of anxiety about where to take your career. But when you’re older and starting a family, you’re gonna need to ‘figure out’ how to raise a child, build your career and nourish your marriage. Or maybe when you’re child is going to college, there’ll be financial anxiety around paying for college, since you didn’t save enough. Or maybe, you’re 30, worked in your career for 10 years, and are looking to do something else. Exact same situation.
Everybody should be striving for success. But even when you reach success, my guess is that you’ll still be ‘trying to figure it out.’
So what’s the solution? Love the process. Not the goal.