Have you settled in your career?
In other words, think about what your dream career was when you were in your early twenties, or even younger than that. Are you living it? Or have you written that off as just wishful thinking?
Having a dream and never seeing it realized is perhaps one of the strongest pains one can experience. If you find yourself nodding sadly, you’re not alone. One of the top regrets people have in life involve their career choices.
And for good reason—your career takes up a solid chunk of your waking time, so if you’re not doing something you love, it’s precious time wasted.
But it’s not too late. Don’t be resigned to a career that makes you want to stay in bed every morning. There are ways to get the career of your dreams so you can live your life to the fullest. But first, you’ll have to answer a few questions for yourself.
The Four W’s to Find Your Dream Career
1. What do you want to do?
This seems like an obvious question, but it’s trickier than you think. Be specific: what do you want to do? There are countless career paths out there, and it’s a bit pointless to change careers to another one you don’t enjoy.
What could you see yourself doing for the rest of your life? Figure out your passion, first and foremost.
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2. Why do you want to do it?
Secondly, what makes you want this career? Make sure your priorities are in order. For example, if you want to be a doctor not because you’re passionate about medicine, but simply because you’d make a lot of money, you’re changing your career for all the wrong reasons.
Make sure your “why” is something along the lines of “because I love it.” Would you work in this job even if you didn’t get paid for it? If your answer is “yes,” you know you’re on the right track.
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3. Where do you want to work?
If you want to get into film production, but you still want to stay in your little small town, you’re going to