Before you wed yourself to a specific discipline, profession or pathway, ask yourself, “What problem or challenge do I want to address in the world?” Orienting your thinking around those issues ignites your imagination, curiosity, and creativity.
Ignore the urge to declare a career path before you have discovered yourself. You may not have been exposed to jobs, roles, and careers that may be of interest to you. You can only gain this knowledge through deliberate, honest exploration.
To ‘connect the dots’ in the 21st century, you must first collect the dots. As you explore your interests from a variety of perspectives, you will discover novel ways to address the complex problems and challenges we face in health and beyond.
The only true career path is the one that you walk. It is important for you to create your own path that makes sense for you, that helps you to grow, and allows you to address the problems and challenges in the world that capture your attention.