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    wtf.

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    same here

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    Maybe it's an INFP thing. 9w1, but still a big fat WTF.
    "If you would convince a man that he does wrong, do right. But do not care to convince him. Men will believe what they see. Let them see."
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    Finding satisfying work or just any work?
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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    Satisfying work. Can't bring myself to do anything else. I have "better plans" which I never seem to put into play.

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    Quote Originally Posted by TheStarchDefenders View Post
    Satisfying work. Can't bring myself to do anything else. I have "better plans" which I never seem to put into play.
    I can relate without a doubt. Without trying to sound like I'm the sole 5w4 with all the answers , I think it's important to:

    1. Give yourself options. Become qualified in 2 or 3 different areas/careers. If you *think* you'd like to teach and you also think you'd like to start your own business, then get qualified to teach and begin starting your own business (while working). If you don't like 1, you've got the other going for you still.

    2. Remember the importance of baby steps. I think it's easy for us to want it all *right now*. For instance, I'm going to market a product in the near future. But, first I have to (a) Write down all my ideas (business plan as well as documenting my entire idea for the purpose of getting a patent), (b) do in-depth market research, (c) create a prototype, (d) get the patent. Only then would it be wise (or even possible) to attempt to market the product. What I'm saying here is that it's important for us to realize that things like this take time. I spent about 3 years documenting and brainstorming my idea. The next step will take time too (hopefully not that long). It's a process.

    Just keep inching towards the things you want to do. Do *one* real, tangible, concrete thing every day to get you closer to what you want to do. Something that literally brings it closer to reality. Not just "ooooohh, I'd love to do that, that would be cool." Actually physically do something that brings it closer.

    With all that said, I've certainly wasted many days myself wishing I could do something else. Once again, blame it on the P.
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTPness View Post
    Once again, blame it on the P.
    Or grow up.
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    Quote Originally Posted by VagrantFarce View Post
    Or grow up.
    Doin' just fine, how about yourself?
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    Quote Originally Posted by INTPness View Post
    Finding satisfying work or just any work?
    I'm tempted to say any, as one seems to require professional dishwashing experience in order to be considered for any dishwasher position.

    May as well have been mowing lawns out in the middle of the Pacific for the last ten years.

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    Quote Originally Posted by candylandjoe View Post
    May as well have been mowing lawns out in the middle of the Pacific for the last ten years.
    That's what I've been doing for the last 10 years and it worked for me. I recently got hired mowing lawns in the middle of the Atlantic.

    I'm tempted to say any, as one seems to require professional dishwashing experience in order to be considered for any dishwasher position.
    That's a whole different thread than finding "satisfying" work.
    NTJ's are the only types that have ever made me feel emo.
    ENP's are the only types that have ever made me feel like a sensor.


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