My generation is filled with folks searching for work--both in the sense that this has proven to be a tough economic time and there simply aren't as many available, and also in that we were raised with "you can be whatever you want to be when you grow up!" sentiments from parents and teachers alike. This is great encouragement, of course...except many of us now sit and say "OK! But..I..umm...what *do* I wanna be? Where do I start? Am I sure about this? Can I handle it? What if I fail?". We have more options, choices, resources at our disposal than ever before and yet often we ignore all this and choose to stay stuck in our own self doubt, instead. Silly fear. He paralyzes us.
This is a sound piece of advice for me; "Ask what makes you come alive and go do that." I've always believed our longings to be our callings. When we honor these longings--when we work on them, trust in them and never lose sight of our capabilities in them--I think we are born into the perfect careers for ourselves. Opportunities will come up. Leads will appear. Ideas are born. Goals will be met. You will suddenly find yourself in a harmonious flow and work becomes one of the most joyous facets of your life.
What makes you come alive? What, as I often like to say, makes your pulse race?
Go for it. The world will be a better place because of it.