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I really don't know which career to choose. People around me have said to me that I should do what I love to do the most and this is the problem: I don't know the answer. I am an engineering student, but after spending 3 years in engineering college I found out this college is not suitable for me. I want to know what career I will fit. How can I answer this?

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When you are unclear about what you want to do next, whether its the next ten minutes or the next ten years it helps to approach the question considering David Allen's "Horizons of Focus"

A career choice is a fairly high level of focus spanning 10-20 years. It revolves around the vision of how your life should look like; where you want to live, how much money you need, what kinds of activities you do.

In order to be clear about this vision, you should really be clear about what is your life's purpose.

I found a list of questions to ask yourself in order to help discover your life's purpose.

  • What are my unique Talents?
  • How can I use my unique talents to serve others (such as family and community)
  • What gives me peak experiences and Joy?
  • What would I be doing if I had just 6 months to live?
  • What would I be doing, if I had all the time and money in the world?
  • What do I love to do?
  • What are the top values I believe in and uphold the most?
  • What kinds of activities are fun?
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