do something with (one's) life

When people tell you to "do something with your life", they mean that you should try to be successful. "Doing something with your life" includes getting a job (if you're unemployed) or getting a better job (if you already have one).

When people ask "What are you doing with your life?" it's because you don't seem successful or seem like you're being irresponsible.

This phrase appears in these lessons: