I get lots of questions that begin with “should I….?” Should I get an MBA? Should change my major? Should I quit my job? And I always answer, “I don’t know. What do you want?”
Because people are always searching for that elusive “happiness” or “best job” but they haven’t taken the time to figure out what happiness means them. With all apologies to Charles Schulz, I need more than two kinds of ice cream to reach true joy.
A friend posted on Facebook, asking for help figuring out the best graduate program. Lots of people were giving him ideas, recommending this school and that school. I said, “What did you want to do with the shiny new degree?”
The answer? I have no idea. So I said, “well, then don’t go into debt for it.”
If you’re someone who is always chasing happiness and not quite able to find it in the real world, try figuring out what kind of career would make you happy. Then plan from there.
Over at The Balance, I’m talking about things you need to think over before deciding what job will bring you happiness. Click here: Why Happiest and Unhappiest Jobs are Unique to You