Figuring out what you’re supposed to be doing with your life is probably one of the most difficult processes you will go through. And even ten or twenty years into your career you could still find yourself asking the same question. Society encourages us to seek out our talents, find out what we are good at, what we enjoy, and make decisions about our future all by our late teens. Talk about pressure.
According to this recent article, as many as half of all undergraduates in the United States do not know what their major will be when they enroll in college. Furthermore, it’s worth noting that an estimated three in four college students change majors at least once. But you should of course be thankful for the options available to you. The University of South China is reportedly banning second year students in the school’s civil-engineering program from selecting their specialties. Instead, the university—which offers dozens of undergraduate majors in fields ranging from engineering to the liberal arts —is forcing all but the program’s top 190 students to choose their majors lottery style due to the fact that some majors are more popular than others.
Figuring out what you want to do with your life is such broad topic and yet so specific to each person that it’s really difficult to find an answer or even so much as a direction. Whether you’re starting out college, ready to pick your major, or finding yourself out of college and confused, the post How to Decide What to Do with Your Life by Leo Babauta provides you with some insight into how to meander the tricky path to career fulfillment. Packed with useful tips and reassuring advice, this post will even provide some comfort to those knee-deep into a career and contemplating a switch. Read the full post here.