i don't know what to do with my life

I Don’t Know What I Want to Do with my Life

Let me say it again: I don’t know what to do with my life.

Can we talk about why? Maybe you feel the same way. Here’s what happens for me. When I begin to think about what to do with my life – what I really want – I feel guilty, as if I were being selfish.

So I went to a life coach. Life coaching is a booming industry and the process is worthwhile if you get a good coach. Just be sure to interview each candidate before hiring one.

Life coaches are zealous for helping people figure out what they want. It’s part of their training. Life coaches learn to systematically help people drill down on their desires and turn those desires into goals that you can actually achieve.

But….when I even discuss what I want in life, I feel guilty. Like I’m being selfish for merely wanting to figure out my own life. Interestingly, my family wants to me know what I want to do with my life. They don’t think it’s selfish but somehow I do.

Why do I feel guilty when I try to address the issue of not knowing what to do with my life?

I don’t know. However, I think I’m going to press forward anyway. And that may be the best way to deal with guilt – or inappropriate guilt (Catholic guilt?). Just move forward, with help if possible, to figure yourself out in spite of feeling guilty for doing so.

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