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    Default Do you know your goals in life?

    Mainly towards INTJs: Did you always know what you want to do in life? Or are you flip-flopping?

    I've looked at this issue from all angles. And I got a clear answer, from all angles. Yet I'm still not sure if it's the right track.

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    Oh, I've been flip-flopping since I could imagine a future for myself. I wasted a lot of time and money hesitating over what I want to do with my life, mainly because there are so many tracks that sound like a good idea. Obviously I can't do everything, but I want to, and because of that I ended up in a seemingly aimless limbo. I don't want to make the wrong decision, but not deciding is just as bad.

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    No, I have a list of ambitions but they arent that important.

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    So how did you get over your confusion? How did you determine which is the best for you?

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    There are no goals in the massive multiplayer game called life.
    There are however a whole lot of achievements you can pursue.
    Which you want to tackle however is the decision you need to make.

    Live 1 year as a homeless person -> achieved by a lot of people.
    Gain 1 million $ -> done as well.
    Have sex with 100 people -> well, guess what.

    Just play the game and enjoy the fabulous graphics.
    In the end there is no continue or resurrect.
    When I get sad I stop being sad and be awesome instead. True story.

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    Quote Originally Posted by fragrance View Post
    So how did you get over your confusion? How did you determine which is the best for you?
    Guiding principles, values, purpose but I kind of see that as distinct from goals, although I'd clarify that I'm in my early thirties, so some of my important goals, study, work, life have been achieved or re-evaluated. For instance a wife, kids, a house, I dont have those things and many of the people I grew up with as friends do but I've realised how great my independence and freedom is.

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    I've just got one real goal, but I'm not sure if I can attain it:

    To be content.
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    Yes, I know the broad general goals of my life.

    It's the specifics that are murky. Many of my longer range plans cannot come into view because it will depend on the situational environment.

    For example, I know that I want to finish my PhD program. I also know that I want to be a professor. But, I don't know whether I will have to take a post doc position somewhere first. Also, because I have an interdisciplinary background, I'm unsure what sort of department I will be hired into, let alone where.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Fluxkom View Post
    There are however a whole lot of achievements you can pursue.
    Quote Originally Posted by Blank View Post
    I've just got one real goal, but I'm not sure if I can attain it: To be content.
    The moment I read these, I knew they must have come from an xNTP. You must understand Judgers: They can't start a long-term project without some sort of plan. For me, just taking on a project and see where it leads you is totally inefficient. It will only lead to higher costs. It's always better to first try to assess the situation before you make the first step.

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    Quote Originally Posted by Auguris View Post
    Oh, I've been flip-flopping since I could imagine a future for myself. I wasted a lot of time and money hesitating over what I want to do with my life, mainly because there are so many tracks that sound like a good idea. Obviously I can't do everything, but I want to, and because of that I ended up in a seemingly aimless limbo. I don't want to make the wrong decision, but not deciding is just as bad.
    I quote +1000. I could have written the same words.
    I am curious if you have considered being an INTP or even an ENTP instead of INTJ.
    I type myself mainly INTJ, but I don't exclude the xNTP possibility, primarly for this thing.
    Usually INTJ seems more on track in their life. I am more an abstract "Jack of all trades" with doubts to choose ONE career because choosing a career means give up to all careers I could have, and it sounds infantile but I would want having lot of careers as I have tons of interests. So I remain stucked in a limbo...
    Thanks. Bye.

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