“What now?” is the question that plagues us in our 20′s like chickenpox. The more we scratch, the worse it itches. The overwhelming vagueness of “what am I doing with my life?” crushing us like the bully who sat on our head in 3rd grade.
Our 20′s can feel like being smothered in questions, but if we don’t ask the RIGHT questions, then we’ll forever remain stuck.
After years of struggle, studying, searching, and being un-glamorously squashed over and over again, here’s what I believe are THE 11 QUESTIONS every twenty-something needs to ask to be successful.
1. Do the people I’m surrounded by bring me life?
Are your friends taking steps forward or are they still playing beer-pong in the basement? Do you leave hanging out with friends feeling anxious or alive? Are your friends anvils tied around your ankles or jet-packs helping you fly? Your life will resemble the lives of your closest friends — does that fact excite you or freak you out?
Just sat through a 4 hour lecture for my CMA exam. Now its time to work on CPE (only 6 more hours before 4/18), study for the Praxis, plan next week (work, tutoring, meetings and studying), and make dinner. All I want to do is grab my Kindle, curl up and read. I am still feeling being sick and getting up and dressed and ready to go took more then I had after being sick for nearly 2 weeks. Not to mention 4 solid hours of lectures and notes. Time to stop complaining and start doing.