I recently got good some advice on what to do with my life. I thought I'd make a short post with four pieces of good advice that has helped me.
I don't respond well to the entire "you can do anything if you put your mind to it!"-mantra. It gives me stress and anxiety [sic].
I respond better to "take it easy, it'll sort itself out. Things aren't great to begin with, they BECOME great after time and effort."
Advice 1. A New York Time-article
SUM: not everyone knows what their passion is. If you can't decide what path you want to take, just pick one based on external criteria ("I'd like to live in that town!"). As you grow competent you will also become satisfied with the choice, even if all the choices were equally good.
Advice 2. Tim Minchin - If I didn't have you
Advice 3. Awesome vlogger and author John Green
SUM: there is no one path, you can change your mind. There is no such thing as destiny and even if you narrow the opportunities with each choice you make life is still more flexible than you think.
Advice 4. Maureen Johnson - Dare to Suck!
SUM: No-one is great at something the first time. Being bad at something means you can learn to be better, it's just hard. Don't be afraid to be bad at something or you'll never learn anything new.