What are my life goals?
What would make me happy in life?
What do I like doing?
What don’t I like doing?
Do I want a family? When? What family obligations will I have?
Where do I want to live and what industries are supported there?
How much money do I want?
What lifestyle do I want?
What hobbies do I wish to support?
How much community impact should my job include?
Are there any ethical or moral considerations?
How many hours a week do I want to work?
How much travel do I want?
Do I want to manage people? Be managed? be independent?
How flexible does my career path need to be?
What skills do I want to leverage? to avoid?
What type of corporate/industry culture do I want?
Consider your answers not just today, but 5, 10, 20, 30+ years into your career.