"What do you want to be when you grow up?" It's a question that can cause an incredible amount of anxiety as the years go by. At what age are you supposed to know what your true calling is? What happens if the career you invested in turns out to be the wrong choice?
January can be a time of hope, optimism, and resolve, but it can also cause these unsettling questions to bubble to the forefront. If you're feeling uncertain about the path you've chosen, are considering a career pivot, or want to find purpose outside of your day job, we've mined the extensive TED Talk archives to find the best advice. They've resonated with over five million viewers and have helped countless people find clarity—Tune into these five powerful and thought-provoking TED Talks to find your purpose in 2017.
Should You Live for Your Résumé … or Your Eulogy?
How to Find and Do Work You Love
Why Some of Us Don't Have One True Calling
Try Something New for 30 Days
Which TED Talk do you turn to for inspiration or advice? Take a look at our all-time favorites.