20 years of career analysis paralysis


How can I get clear on what kind of job I would like to do?

I feel like I have been cursed by indecision. I’ve read all the books and taken the tests and they reveal that I am interested in. Social jobs that provide recognition, achievement and a being appreciated.

I don’t trust my ability to choose a career that would provide fulfilment. I stay complacent and stuck in a low stress, low status job and am unwilling to even apply for something else due to the fear that I will regret it. I chose a major in college that I no longer have any interest in. It took me 9 years to get that college degree and I really don’t want to go back to school to get another degree, especially if I can’t be sure I will enjoy working in the industry.

How can I gain some confidence in identifying an area/industry that I could investigate with some feeling of excitement and meaning?