November 24th, 2013
Are You Deciding On Purpose
The article “Are You Deciding On Purpose” about the interview of author, speaker, and counselor Richard Leider really made me think about my life and what I want to do with myself. Leider brings up many great points in the interview and it was an eye opener for me after I finished reading the article. The first thing he mentions in the interview is how people are intimidated by all the choices we have now as career options. Nowadays, there are so many career paths to choose from that it overwhelms people and the decisions that they make. I think this is true for everyone and especially me. I thought about this for a while and I too do not have any idea what I want to do in my life. I have changed my mind many times about what I wanted to do as a career and I always thought about the money. After I finished reading the article, I realized that picking a career path is not all about the money. It’s about whether you enjoy what you are doing because you spend 60% of your entire life working. If I spent 60% of my entire life just working to pay the bills, I would be miserable by the time I’m retired because there wasn’t any satisfaction or fulfillment for me. I still don’t have any clue on what I want to do with my life but reading this article really changed my mind on a lot of things.
In the article, Leider also asked two questions what I thought was very important. What do you want? And how will you know when you get it? Of course I want to be successful like everyone else, but not everyone has the same definition of success. I always thought that being successful means to make a lot of money, own a big house, and drive around a nice car. After reading the article, I realized that it’s not completely true. Leider mentions that a lot of people disagree with this and that a good life means living in the place where you belong, being with the people you love, and...
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