I’ve just come across this great TED talk from Dave Redekopp.
In it he talks about the limiting approach that we encourage students to take to career decision making. He argues that every decision that we make is a career decision and that we should focus far more on the ongoing decision making that we do every day rather than big life changing decisions.
The big decisions are essentially lies that we tell ourselves. The questions “what do you want to do with your life” is unanswerable.