Mostly they do it arbitrarily, the same way they pick a vacation spot.
You see a boat sitting on water with a couple on the deck sipping pina coladas and think, “Man, I want to go there.”
You buy the plane ticket, book the hotel, and get there only to find out the weather isn’t like that all the time, that boat doesn’t exist so you had to rent a smaller, louder one, and the pina coladas are watery.
You see a picture in ESPN the Magazine of a baseball GM talking on the phone making a deal and think, “Man, I want to be a baseball GM.”
Your favorite TV show was Law and Order and you think, “Man, I want to be a lawyer.”
Your favorite teacher was your math teacher and you think, “Man, I want to be a math teacher.”
You once did a project where you built a bridge out of spaghetti noodles and marshmallows and you think, “Man, I should be a civil engineer and build stuff.”
Let me propose a different method:
Sound like a lot of work? It is. But you didn’t expect that it would be easy to do what you love, did you?!
If it was, everyone would do it.
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