Being the richest man in the cemetery doesn’t matter to me … Going to bed at night saying we’ve done something wonderful… that’s what matters to me. –Steve Jobs
Sometimes it can be confusing to know exactly what job you should be doing, to have the most fulfilling and rewarding career in the long run.
There exists in this world every possible combination of interests. A million different types of people in this world love, for example, technology – and not every one of them wants to be a software engineer, a systems analyst, a developer, or an interactive designer.
Yet, for every technology lover, there is a suitable job. If you feel torn between computers and… we don’t know, weight-lifting… there is a job for you. Don’t ask us what it is, but we know you can find, or create it.
To discover what it is you really want to do, we suggest you write your own obituary. You will then find out what you truly hope to accomplish in life. What you want others to say about you when you’re gone, what you want them to remember you for, and what your life’s work should be.
We will end by saying that though you may be passionate about something, it may not be the core of who you are. Many who tried this exercise of writing their own obituaries, confirmed what they’d known about themselves since they were five years old, though perhaps they tried to deny it or abandon it temporarily over the years.
Try writing your own obituary, and see what it tells you about your sincerest hopes and dreams.