I have some thoughts based on a great book.
It is “How Will You Measure Your Life?” by Clayton Christensen, James Allworth and Karen Dillon.
How and What To Measure
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In planning your career, you could evaluate just what is your end-game. That is, what is it that you are searching for in your career or your vocation. Is it money? Is it fame? Is it security? It is self-satisfaction ... location? ... family? Is it knowing that you are helping others?
In my view, it is critical that you know exactly what it is that you want to achieve in your career. If you don’t, you will never achieve it.
As in all goals in life, it is good to set up a plan. Decide what is the end career that you would like to have. What qualifications, skill levels and experiences do your need. Identify what steps you should take to meet them.
But we all know that no matter how we plan, we will all have to change it along the way. So, to find your best career, experiment in life ... try things out. As you learn from your experiences, adjust to what you have learned.
You may even want to consider some great thoughts from a dad. They can be found in "125 Proverbs For Fruitful Living: Wisdom From My Dad". That is more of my free career planning advice.