I recently had a student approached me with an interesting situation. She is in her early 20s, has had a number of jobs in various industries, and is obviously multi-talented. Her question was, "How do I decide what it is I want to do as a career for the next 40+ years?"
Apparently she is not the only one to have this problem; indeed it appears to be a common issue with millennials. They are paralyzed by all the choices they have. As noted by Priya Parker:
More and more, particularly among those who have yet to make those big life decisions (whom to marry, what kind of job to commit to, where to live), FOMO [fear of missing out] and FOBO – the “fear of better options” – are causing these young leaders to stand still rather than act. “The way I think about it metaphorically is choosing one door to walk through means all the other doors close, and there’s no ability to return back to that path,” one subject told me. “And so rather than actually go through any doorway, it’s better to stand in the atrium and gaze.”
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