Thursday, July 30, 2009

Which direction do I set sail?

Out at sea; strong winds blowing in all directions; which way do I set sail?

I am at a point in life where I am trying to figure out what next? What is my true passion? Where do I see myself in 5 years time?

I have spoken to many and all of them tell me that what I am going through is perfectly normal, and that more than half the people out there have no idea why they are doing what they are doing, so in some ways at least I am better off as I am now trying to figure out what is it that I really want to do.

One moment its reassuring to hear them say this, but the next moment the question comes back - so, what next?

I want to be a creator, want to leave a legacy; I want to influence public policy, help contribute to the improvement of peoples lives in some form; I want to earn enough money to fund my desire to travel around the world, not just alone but with friends and family - With so many I-wants, now the challenge in front of me is to figure out the next step that will make all of this happen.

The problem in some ways is that this can happen through many routes - a job in an existing big firm, entrepreneurship, social service, even politics! However which one of this is best suited for me? Should I think short term or long term? In either case, how do I evaluate what is best?

Am trying to answer these questions for myself. Felt like sharing it out will get back to my thoughts, and keep the world posted on how things pan out.

Wish me luck and chao!