I’m 23 and don’t have a plan, what should I do?
and keep tremendously interested in it.”
— Julia Child
It’s a lot of pressure to figure out what you want to do with your entire life when you’re 23 years old.
- Graduating college?
- Major life stage changes?
- Transitioning out of a long term job?
These are all times in life that you’ll need to make difficult decisions about where to go next. My recommendation is that regardless of circumstance you ought to find something you love and pursuit it with vigor. You might make less money at first, you might not see the opportunities, it might be scary, but they only chance you have to be great at in any field is to love it.
Seriously—some people will waste a decade waiting tables because they can make $3 per hour more than being the janitor or an intern at the organization they love. I’ve recently read a book that will be helpful to anyone trying to figure out what to do next…
Robert Greene has written several New York Times Best Selling books—his most recent is helpful to anyone who wants to do something meaningful. It’s about the idea of mastery—how can you be world class in the field of your choice?
Here’s a slide show of the main ideas of the book
Here’s an interview that I attended between Chase Jarvis and Robert Greene about Mastery