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“What should I do with my life?” 😳

I think everyone remembers being asked in school, “what do you want to be when you grow up?”

And as kids our answers were something like, “An athlete, a doctor, an astronaut, a teacher, a nurse, a coach.”

It is a fun activity, especially when we dressed up as the person we want to be.

However, deciding who you want to be in life and what you want to do in life are two different questions. When taught to kids they are mixed together. But, you’re not what you do. What you do is an expression of who you are.

Thus, exploring who you are and your unique skills won’t so much help you decide what you want to do as much as it will reveal to you how best you can express who you are. The position - athlete, doctor, teacher - may be the same, but how you perform in it will be worlds different. For example, a person who identifies as an athlete may experience an identity crisis when he suffers an injury or ends his career. However, if he perceives the game as an expression of who he is, then after an injury or after his career, he can pivot how he expresses who he is - like Kobe Bryant who after playing adapted his mamba mentality towards writing and other areas. Additionally, a person's performance w