When kids can’t answer, “What do you want to be when you grow up, we laugh. As grownups, when we can’t answer that question, we think “I’ve got a problem. What’s wrong with me?”
Given the dizzying pace of change in the work world, confusion is far from surprising. Sixty percent of the job and career choices available today didn’t exist when we were kids.
On top of that, businesses have been wildly transforming themselves. They’ve downsized, merged, expanded, reorganized, spun off, changed focus, or gone out of business, leaving a lot of bewildered employees in their wake.