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7 Ways to Find the Answer to “What Should I Do With My Life?”

Athira Jishnu

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“What should I do with my life?

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Unlike so many other questions you have about your career, this one’s not quite as easy to Google. (Or—shameless plug—to look upon The Muse.)

The good news is, you’re not alone—in fact, I’ll guarantee that everyone has pondered their career path, finding their passion, or what they’re meant to be doing at some point. And luckily, many of them are willing to share their advice. If you’re at a loss for what steps to take next, read on for the best pieces of advice from a recent Quora thread on this very issue.

1. Talk to People
Meet or call at least 50 people. They can be your friends, relatives, friends of friends/references. Call them up, schedule a meeting, go see them and interact with them on what they are doing. Don’t expect anything, don’t ask them to find you a job, don’t ask them to give you a job. Just talk and meet and have a normal conversation.

Gaurav Munjal
You’d be surprised at how much you can learn just listening to other people talk. OK, yes, sometimes you might not learn much more than how badly traffic was backed up during rush hour. But other times, if you listen (and listen between the lines), you’ll get insight into people’s motivations, hopes, dreams, and ambitions. And when you piece all that together, you can learn how others got to where they are today—and if that’s a path you want to be on, too.

2. Get Started
My suggestion is to do something. Even if it isn’t quite the right thing, it is nevertheless movement that can give you an opportunity to experience. You can spend a lot of time taking tests and getting evaluations for what you might be suited for; ideas always sound good on paper. But words don’t match experience, so acting on something is your best choice.

Kathleen Grace
Regardless of what you generally want to do, it never hurts to start building something. Really anything. Get your portfolio up and running, launch a newsletter, or learn how Periscope works. There are so many things you can do for your career—even if you don’t know what you want to do. And, just like the previous advice, the actual act of simply doing will help further clarify what paths you might want to be on, and which ones you should rule out.

3. Gather Inspiration From Others
Walk into your local bookshop and go straight to the autobiography section. Buy three books from across different industries, societies, and cultures. Focus on biographies that document great and successful people’s early lives, before they were great. Read them before bed. Wake up in the morning and write down 10 things you could do differently that day. Do some of them. Do this the next day. And then do it again.

David Ball
No matter what you do, you probably want to be successful at it. So what better way to get started than by learning how others reached their goals? Keep in mind as you’re reading that these people weren’t born knowing what they wanted to do either.

4. Prepare for a Long Journey
Expect that it is going to take a while and involve several iterations, or so-called “life crises” to figure it out. For most people, it’s a long and often unfinished journey.

Andrei Palskoi
One huge misconception about figuring out what you want to do with your life is that you will have a sudden, magical moment of extreme clarity and then have your entire life planned.

In actuality, lives shift constantly, and you’ll need to regroup and reconsider your journey as you go along. So instead of being surprised when you have to make new decisions, anticipate them, and dare I say it, be excited for them.

5. Leave Your Comfort Zone
Try new things and widen your horizons. Try something you’ve always wanted to but never got around to, something that scares you, something that is very different from what you normally do.

Can Sar
Maybe you don’t know what you want to do because you haven’t tried what you’re meant to do yet. And you won’t know if that is true or not until you get out there and start ruling things out.

Seriously, it’s easy to get into a rut and feel like you have no options besides what you are you doing right now. However, by taking a step outside your comfort zone, you’d be surprised by how much you end up liking something that you never, in a million years, imagined you would.

6. Be Okay With Failing
Learn the skills that are needed to accomplish what you want to achieve. Most of us fail in [our] first attempt. We keep failing and learning and growing. [The] point to be noted is that this is the time to learn, experiment, grow, and fail without any substantial damage.

Anuj Kumar
Nothing will slow you down more in your quest to figure out what to do with your life more than being afraid of failure. Yes, you’ve heard this before—but that’s because it’s true. You won’t ever be able to nail down what makes you happy if you rule everything out because it sounds hard.

7. Enjoy Not Knowing
Enjoy the meanderings, the soul-searching, the loves lost, the time wasted. All of it will add up to a complex and very unique “you.” The more you appreciate right now, the more the future will become a fantastic reality. Don’t pressure yourself to be in the future.

James Altucher
You know how math problems always seem impossible when you first look at them, but then, after taking a break, the answer feels so obvious? Figuring out what you want to do with your life is kind of like that.

By focusing on other less-pressing matters, the obvious answer may just come to you when you’re least expecting it—and it will be clearer than you ever imagined it to be.

Feel better about not knowing what you want to do with your life? A little? Just remember that you don’t have to have it all figured out. And that even when you do, you might change course a few times. So don’t worry about having all the answers—just thinking about it is a good start.

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The Whale Vomited: Jumras gets a fortune of Rs 2 crore 26 lakhs!

Roselin Ravikrishnan

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The Whale Vomited Jumras gets a fortune of Rs 2 crore 26 lakhs

The Goddess of Wisdom looked after a Thai fisherman in the form of whale vomit. Don’t be alarmed by the vomiting of a whale, but be shocked if you can. Jumras Theokhat, a fisherman, received a vomit worth Rs. As we walk along Koh Samui beach, we notice the Jumras stone-like object. Jumras preserved the stone and kept it special. Jumras informed government officials that they were suspicious. They came and checked and the sample was taken for expert examination. There was no information for months. Authorities contacted Jumras a few days ago.

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Whale Vomitted

Whale Vomited

Jumras has the oil sap of a whale. The sap, which weighs about six kilograms and 350 grams, is said to be worth 2 crores 26 lakhs. Authorities have promised to pay Jumras a fair price if the property is handed over to the government. Jumras told the media that this was a treasure he had brought to the sea. Whale vomiting is mainly used in the perfume industry. It is essential for the manufacture of odorless alcohol perfume

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19 year old girl with two Vaginas, Finds 8 year after Treatments!

Roselin Ravikrishnan

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19-year-old girl with two Vaginas, Finds 8 year after Treatments

After eight years of treatment, 19-year-old Molly Rose Taylor learns about her rare condition. Molly has been in severe pain since her first menstruation at the age of nine. Molly, a native of Kent, consulted many doctors. Even with the use of a tampon, menstrual blood came out. Molly had a rare condition called Uterus didelphys.

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The vagina is divided into two halves with a tissue of 2 cm. That is two vagina body types. Molly’s vagina is a longitudinal septum, a two cm long tissue. It was removed in 2017. Doctors initially suspected it was a sexually transmitted disease. A subsequent examination revealed that Molly had two vaginal and two cervical faces. Doctors have warned of extra care in future situations. This is a rare condition in one in every 3,000 people

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Can’t find a suitable groom, Matrimony should be compensated by the doctor!

Roselin Ravikrishnan

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Can't find a suitable groom, Matrimony should be compensated by the doctor

The court ruled that Matrimony should be compensated because he could not find a suitable groom. The District Consumer Dispute Redressal Forum has asked the Marriage Bureau to pay the complainant a fee of Rs 50,000 along with interest, plus Rs 12,000 in compensation and costs.

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Matrimony Photos

Matrimony Photos

The Bureau promised to find a suitable young man from the Jat community who would work as a doctor. The Bureau also promised to provide information on 18 prospective first-timers and get married within 9 months. However, Chahal canceled his contract with the Bureau after he failed to find a suitable marriage proposal. The complainant is Surinder Pal Singh Chahal from Mohali. According to the petitioner, the marriage bureau of Wedding Venues was involved in a newspaper advertisement for her daughter, who was working as a doctor in Haryana. Believing the bureau’s promises, he signed a contract worth Rs 50,000. He was included in the Royal Member category.

Matrimony Images

Matrimony Images

The Bureau held that when the incident was controversial, they were only offering consultations and did not promise 100 percent success. But this was not approved by the Consumer Dispute Resolution Forum. The forum said the bureau was offering absurd justifications. Not only was the complainant losing money but also wasting valuable time. He said the agency had failed miserably to fulfill its professional service and ordered it to pay a hefty fine

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