What Do You Do When You Don’t Know What To Do?

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Do not follow where the path may lead. Go instead where there is no path and leave a trail.”
-Ralph Waldo Emerson

Ah, so on to how I have come to my conclusion. Please do bear with me a bit. I had learned a lot from stepping into the working world. From job-specific knowledge that gave me the necessary “work experience”, to learning more about my life and how to figure things out which gave me the necessary “life experience”. Let us take a few steps back. Coming out of my entire schooling and university career, I never knew what it would be like to not have someone point you in the direction that you wish to follow. I mean as much as we would like to think that we are getting the degree on our own, the lecturers have paved the path to follow by creating a curriculum for us. Now my turn had come to be introduced into the working world. And yeah, I felt that cool mix of fear and excitement. You know what I am talking about. Doing whatever learning that I could get done so that I could be better prepared. This was the first time I was away from everyone that I could have asked advice from. I was finding myself — so I needed to be here even more than I felt that I didn’t need to be at this point. So naturally, I was the naive kid ready to learn all that I needed to learn and become all that I needed to become. I met a whole lot of different people that were kind, disciplined and friendly. When I had started working I met people who helped me get the job-specific knowledge. But honestly all of these only took me so far and what I needed was something more because I never felt fulfilled coming this far. How do I go about doing this?

Becoming a leader is synonymous with becoming yourself. It is precisely that simple and it is also that difficult.” — Warren Bennis

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René Chunilall

René Chunilall

Sharing the lessons I learn on my journey towards self-mastery | I post videos on Instagram too: https://instagram.com/omni_rene