There are people who are born knowing what they want to do with their lives. People who know, from day one, that they'd like to a banker, doctor, or firefighter. Those people are very, very lucky. Related: The Ugly Truth About Getting Your Dream Job The rest of us are on a "great adventure" - a quest to find the work that makes us feel truly alive. A journey to create a professional life that is meaningful, enjoyable, and, hopefully, profitable. And finding that career should be exciting, shouldn't it? It should be an intriguing voyage of self-discovery - one that uncovers our deepest desires and the talents we can offer the world. If that's the case, why is it so... stressful? Why is choosing a new career so difficult?