“What do you want to do after high school?” “What do you want to do for work?” “What do you want to major in?” Often, teens are expected to know the answer to these questions without having been given the opportunity to learn how to find the answer. When they aren’t able to answer, they might be perceived as unmotivated, or they might feel like they are behind their peers.
How can they find the answer to this question?
WHAT DON’T YOU WANT?
Start by considering what you don’t want. This is a much easier question to answer, and it can start to shed a light on what you do want.
WHAT IS IMPORTANT TO YOU?
How would you choose to spend your time if you could choose anything? Who and what is most important to you?
WHAT IS UNIQUE ABOUT YOU?
Finally, what is innately unique about you? What is a positive quality you can bring to anything you do or anything that you are working on?