Many people have a hard time answering this question.
The truth is, we have been spoon-fed all our lives about the courses we could choose based on our academic results. At secondary school level, we would choose if we are to take triple science or double science. At the polytechnic level, we would choose our areas of interest but our grades would limit us.
If we did well enough, we could choose. If we did not do well enough, we were at the mercy of the computer systems that allocated us according to demand and supply.
It, therefore, comes as no surprise when we suddenly have a problem deciding when thousands of possibilities open up to us once we graduate
Most people leave the polytechnic or university unsure about what they are to do with their lives, and they waste many years trying to figure out their life’s direction. At 30, they are still deciding what they should do when they grow up!
A few luckier ones land a good paying job. However, they’re still unhappy and frustrated inside because they just have this nagging feeling they’re not living out their true potential.
Ken Robinson, the author of ‘The Element’, says that the Element is the point at which natural talent meets personal passion.
Indeed, if you can discover your Element, then you will find great success, and not only that, you will live a life of meaning, satisfaction and purpose. You reach a point where your work ceases to feel like work because you are so naturally good at it, and you enjoy doing it.
Wouldn’t it be great if you can find out your Element at your age so that you can bypass all the detours and U-turns you have to make? Think about all the time you’re going to save. Think about the level of excellence you could attain in your Element if you start five years earlier!
That’s what the Discover your Element framework will do for you.
Discover your Element is a coaching framework that will discover your ideal career or calling based on the meeting point of your innate preferences (or your personality) and your personal passion (or your interest).
Through Discover your Element, you will understand your personality in a far deeper manner, including:
Combining your innate gifts with your personal interests, you will discover the careers that appeal to you most. From a database of over 600 careers, you will narrow down the list into a few.
Many people spend their lives trying to figure out their Element, but by the time they figure it out, it might already be too late to make a living out of your Element.
You don’t have to waste your time on that search. There are already tools available for you today in Discover your Element to guide you through this.
Most importantly, you will come out of these sessions with a renewed clarity about yourself and your life direction. You will be a happier person as you learn to find a career that uses your natural gifting, appeals to your passion and in a job you are competent in.
Lin Yihan is the founder of www.personality-central.com, a website that helps individuals understand themselves better using personality as a framework. He is a certified MBTI© practitioner and has trained various groups ranging from 10 – 300 on subjects like personality, leadership, relationships, career guidance. He is highly experienced in working with youth and young adults, guiding and counselling them to make better decisions in their careers and personal lives.
If you would like to find out more about Discover Your Element Coaching, please contact me with the form below and I will respond as soon as possible.