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Raise Your Hand If You Know What You’re Doing

by Nate St. Pierre on January 8, 2015

Usually when I write a post, it’s because I have something interesting or important or worthwhile to say.

Well, not this time.

This time I have nothing of value to say, and that’s exactly why I’m writing this note. Because many of you seem to labor under the delusion that I know what I’m doing. And maybe even that I’m “successful.”

Take a look around for a second. You know how many of the “successful” people in your life have their shit together? Like four. And even they have their doubts.

The truth is, many people don’t even know what they want, much less how to get it. And even if they’re lucky enough to get what they think they want, quite often it turns out to be a mirage.

For the record, I am solidly in the first camp – I don’t even know what I want. I know some things I’m good at, I know some things I’ve accomplished, and I know some things I’m proud of. But does that lay out the path for the next phase of my life? I wish it did, but it really doesn’t.

My only point in writing this to you right now is to let you know that when you feel this way, you’re not alone. We all do – even the best people you know.

So there it is. Take it to heart if it’s worth something to you, discard it if it’s not. And hey, it’s okay to be frustrated sometimes. I know I am.

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