Time to sit down and ask yourself some fun questions: Who do you want to be? What do you want to do? What career sounds amazing to you?
When you come up with some answers, do something fun next. Act as if.
When I was younger, I worked in advertising. I thought I would love it because I loved cutting out taglines in magazines and saving motivational advertising campaigns like Nike. I wanted to Just Do It. I thought advertising was all about inspirational writing.
I ended up working on oil campaigns and marketing tortillas. The fast paced environment didn’t allow me to think. The constant multitasking made me crazy. I left that world frazzled and disillusioned.
It could have been avoided. I could have acted as if.
Whenever you decide that a new career or life is a good idea for you, take a week and act like you already have the new life you want. Act as if you’re an entrepreneur. Act as if you’re a triathlete. Act as if you’re a nurse. What would your day look like? What would your colleagues talk about? What would you read/listen to/watch? What social circles would you inhabit?
If you don’t know, ask around. Do some research. Get into character. Act as if.
Then ask yourself: Is it still what you want?
If not, act out a new dream. If so, make your dream real. You know you can.
No one can stop you.