Ask Ramit: How do you choose ONE passion?
When I graduated from college, I was working on 9 projects. NINE. I was doing a startup…I was working on an ebook…I was doing this, I was doing that. People’s eyes would glaze over when they asked me what I did.
My problem was I didn’t know how to choose. I didn’t want to close the door on all these other interests of mine, and it’s not like ONE was the overwhelming choice. I liked them all.
The code words I used were very telling.
I would say “it can’t hurt” — it can’t hurt to dabble in a bunch of things and find out what I like, right?
Actually, IT CAN HURT VERY MUCH!!
I learned this — and I learned how to choose your passion when you have too many options.
Watch my answer in today’s Ask Ramit video.
Christina: “How do you figure out what job to look for when you feel like a sea of options are in front of you? Specifically, how do you know what you want without trying every job in the world?”
Watch the video to learn:
How to learn about a company (or even entire industry) without having to spend 5 years working there (1:52)
How to find and approach people that can give you inside info on a career choice — including the specific questions to ask (2:16)
A quick but powerful mental framework to make your job search more productive than 99% of job seekers would (3:05)
Question for you: How does it feel to not be able to choose from multiple passions? Comment below and be specific, please. I’d love to hear your story.
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