Choosing the right career path:

The word

Choosing the right career path is one of the most defining decisions we can make in life. Our job not only says a lot about what kind of person we are, but will influence what kind of house we live in, the people we associate with, and more. But above all these things, is the fact that we spend most of our waking moments at work! Which means that if our job does not fulfill us or does not allow us to pursue our life goals, than it is not the career we should spend the rest of our life doing.

Unfortunately most people go to work everyday and put in a mediocre performance, day after day because their heart is just not in their job. They’re not interested in learning more about the field that they work in, they don’t get excited about new developments, and they just do what is absolutely necessary to keep their job. Most people live for the weekend and are robots during the week. That’s 5 days of being a robot and 2 days of doing what you want to do. Why not pursue a passion for 5 days, while adding value to the lives of others, and leave 2 days for recreation and relaxation?

Life is just too short and fleeting to be spending so many precious hours each day doing something that makes us unhappy. It is impossible to do a job that we do not like and to feel fulfilled as a person, because our jobs take up such a large amount of our time. Our job is a big part of who we are.

We have to get clear about what it is that gives us fulfillment in life, what fascinates us, or what we are passionate about. Once our interests are defined, we have to think about what career paths are available in that area.

Because of the responsibilities of modern life and the necessity of money to support our lifestyle and family, we can’t just quit our job and immediately pursue our passion. It may take months or years of planning while we continue to work in our 9 to 5 job and bring in a regular wage. The important thing is that we are moving towards the goal of doing what inspires us in life. Without the clear focus and continual small steps towards achieving our dream job, we would just be kidding ourselves.

When we’re moving towards our dream job and have a clear path before us it makes our 9 to 5 job less of a problem. Rather than going to work each day and hating the things we do, we can appreciate the job for being a step towards doing what really inspires us. It is putting food on the table, paying the rent, and funding the way towards the right career path.

Giving up something good for something better

 

nothing worth having comes easy...

There are more than a few sorts of things that grounds people to feel fear in their lives. Fear of failure. Fear of ridicule. Fear of rejection. But the pits of all fear is that of losing something that you have already got, in particular, if it’s something “good” that you have worked to achieve. Like it or not, though, fear of any kind is a limitation that holds you back from taking certain risks. “Sacrifice is being willing to give up something good for something better.”-and I would certainly agree with this statement. In pursuing this, we often face obstacles which require us to forfeit physical or emotional comfort in the service of something that matters more. Often, the greater the dream or vision, the greater the shared sacrifice required to attain it. Sacrifice is easier when we stay focused on what we are choosing rather than what we are giving up. Life is full of boundless possibilities, but in order to transform a possibility into a reality we have to choose — sacrificing the many in order to attain the one. Nothing is gained without something relinquished. If you want to attain great things in life, you must be willing to risk all that you have currently achieved. It is a principle that can help make all aspects of your life better, including relationships, personal growth and development. Ultimately, the question you must answer is, whether “good” is good enough for you?