I just didn’t know
At 22 I joined a startup to get as much exposure to different functions as possible. The idea was to work along side many different teams - and by along side I mean literally next to - so I can hear the conversations, understand the day to day, and really learn what it was that I had an affinity towards. This allowed me to rule out 90% of what I thought I might be interested in and focus on moving toward the 10% that I actually was interested in. If you have no idea what you want to do then I highly recommend optimizing your strategy for exposure: the goal should be to expose yourself to as many people with different backgrounds and focus areas as you can. I was able to realize the things I was both good at and interested in, and ultimately find the functions of business that allowed me to express both.
The first Google Doodle was an out-of-office message. The day was August 30, 1998 — nearly two years after Larry Page and Sergey Brin had built a search engine in a Stanford dorm room, and less than a week before Google would officially incorporate as a company. Google was so young then, indeed, that it still had a Yahoo!-style exclamation mark as part of its logo.
Despite and maybe because of all the chaos that would come with incorporation, Brin and Larry Page spent the last week of August 1998 to go to the Burning Man festival. But before the pair could engage in some radical self-expression and/or radical self-reliance in the Nevada desert, they needed something a little less radical: a way to let people know they were away. The pair decided on a little icon — the Burning Man logo — and placed the spare stick figure behind Google’s second “o.” They published the new image to their site on the World Wide Web.
If there’s a road that leads to perfect, the road that travels in the opposite direction leads to launching. Nothing will ever be perfect—not your product, service, messaging, etc. But the only real way to test it is by getting your work in front of people. Flaws can be adjusted, but the only way to find them is to get your work out there.