We all dream about a job that (ful)fills both our soul and our pocket. Unfortunately, many a time doing what we like to do most is not profitable and we end up with a job that does not thrill us. And when we’re in an environment we find mundane, surrounded by people that fail to inspire us, we are not a productive and profitable asset to the company. Most importantly, we’re not satisfied with ourselves.
If you want to press the reset button of your career and start a new beginning, first you must find your passion. Ask yourself: What is your passion in life?
There are people who are over 40 and still regret their unsuccessful quest for their passion and purpose in life. Consequently, deep down, they feel empty. The thing is, passion is not something you can reach out for and cut it off from a tree, but rather a force of nature that happens to us, all by itself, only when we’re determined to find it.
Ways To Find Your Passion
Finding your passion may not be easy, but it surely is worthwhile. Are you determined to find your passion in life and start a career you’ll love?
While in college, most of us are focused on college activities and soon after it ends, we realize that we should start to build our career as soon as possible. But after graduation, many students have difficulties finding work and gaining work experience, as not many employers would hire a freshly graduated and highly motivated student over an employee with 10+ years of experience. In order to avoid a situation like this, you need to start building your career during your studies following these few tips we got for you. This can prepare you for chasing any challenging career that you might wanna have. Note that it is not an easy and simple process: it requires a lot of effort and patience.
Find Yourself And What You Really Want
To start building your career, you must find your passion first. Then you will easily find what skills and knowledge you need to become what you want to be and be able to focus on their acquisition. If you find it difficult to discover your passion easily, start by landing a job or practice in a company that will provide you with some experience. Later on, you will realize if that’s your career or not and if it’s not, you’ll know one thing that you surely don’t wanna do. Whether you’re studying or not, you can choose either a job out of the area you’re studying or something completely different. As long as you’re part of a company and you’re contributing, you’re gaining experience that will be a big plus in your future.
Volunteering in an organization is also a great opportunity to meet with various activities and career areas that you might like. Attending various seminars, training courses could provide you with knowledge and skills that you can use to start building a career in any field you want. It doesn’t make a difference if you switch 1, 2 or 10 jobs, because the only thing that matters is to find out what you really want to do in your life.
Set A Goal
Set your goals – you’ll never hit your goal if you don’t see it!
What is your purpose? Where do you see yourself in 10 years?
I want to be an IT expert! I want to be a high-earning Marketing Manager! I want to be a famous Holly wood star! I want to have my own business and be richer than Rockefeller! Believe it or not, these are some of the few dreams of millions of people around the world. Unfortunately, these dreams rarely do become goals and become reality. Setting a goal for yourself is a key step towards your career, as it can help your focus on the right path and stay close to it. Your goal will not only show you the right way, but also the skills, abilities and experiences that you need to possess in order to succeed.
Do not limit yourself. Aim high and have a clear vision of your future. The high goal will keep you in continuous personal and professional development. Always strive to upgrade yourself. You will always need to learn new skills, to know more, to work better and harder in order to achieve your desired goal. Continuous investment in yourself will enable you to enrich your experience and improve your qualities that are competitive in the labor market.
Find Your Team To Success
Another important thing you must do to find your passion and purpose is the support around you. Despite the family, the support from your friends and your partner is very important too. It is important to be surrounded with people that know and understand you, people who have the same goals and ambitions as you. It is much easier when they’re there for you when you’re climbing the latter of success and you’re making a career for yourself. You can also advice each other, exchange ideas, knowledge and experiences. Keep in mind to always surround yourself with happy and successful people.
If you find yourself in a situation where you are left all alone, attend some seminars, competitions, and events in the area of your interest, become a member of a student or government organizations. Also, you might wanna up your social game and attend various gatherings. Your presence on such gatherings, parties and events will help you meet associates and maybe friends too.
Choose The Path Of Challenge
Building a career is a long process that requires a continuous commitment, effort, and hard work, but above all, knowledge and experience that is gained through professional development. If you really want to succeed in having a career you love, you should not be afraid of such a commitment or hard work. Instead, you should be well-prepared to overcome any obstacle and any problem that might arise in the process. You should also be ready to deal with a lot of failures and conflicts. The path to the career you love may be difficult, but it is the only one that can take you where you want to be. However, you will gain a lot of knowledge and experience and learn a variety of skills and abilities that will take you to your desired profession. The longer and more difficult the path, the more invaluable experience and knowledge you gather.
Be The Ceo Of Your Career
What can also help you focus your career in the right direction is building management capabilities and skills. Devote attention to your qualities, see what needs to be changed and upgraded, because you need to perfect your skills. Starting to manage your career, though, is just the beginning.
Management is a continuous process of career planning that includes selection, setting goals and formulating strategies for achieving them. Successful management career consists of a series of habits such as building contacts and business connections, continually building and perfecting your qualities, placing and changing objectives according to your professional and private life.
I hope these tips will help you find your career way. And remember: Never give up … one day you will find your passion and purpose and have a career you love!