I’m reading an excellent book: The Second Mountain by David Brooks. Among other things, he addresses meaning in life, the meaning of life, and how to find both. “Vocation” – as in one’s calling or what we should do with our career – is one area that he discusses in depth.
Brooks makes a point that I’ve thought about as well: many people drift into their careers, such that what they do for work – a very large part of their lives – is not really a decision but rather something that just happened due to a series of events.
He also points out that some people give more thought to big purchases than they do career decisions. So they vigorously research cars or other items and then after extensive analysis make a well considered decision. Yet, for careers, most people do not.
In my experience running Career Counseling Connecticut, I’ve concluded that the overwhelming number of career options, the uncertainty related to the result, and the sheer stress of decision making create the odd but accurate end result: avoidance.
That’s where Career Counseling Connecticut helps. If you are “in your head” and have no one else to talk career decisions through to, contact us now.