Many people are forced to choose between a career that offers stability and their dream career. They want to be journalists, artists, or even musicians, but they worry that they will fail and be unable to make a decent living.
Finding a career that you really enjoy is almost as important as finding the right life partner in terms of your life satisfaction. Money is important and job security is great, but nothing beats doing something that makes you happy – doing something that you love.
It has been said that if you love your job, you never work a day in your life-it is your hobby.
If you have chosen practicality over passion, you’re probably thinking “It always sounds great in theory to pursue your dreams, but dare I take such a risk?” This is a valid question. Giving up your current job for the sake of a dream career is easier said than done. But if it’s something you’ve been considering for a while, you may need that final push of confidence to go for it.
Here are some tips to help you assess your position and secure that confidence:
Seize the moment! Don’t let yourself keep pushing your dream job further into the future. Instead, live as though you don’t have much time left. We’ve all heard the saying “Live each day as though it is your last.” Often we don’t appreciate how true that is until we are faced with the illness or death of someone we know. We all want to believe that we will live to an old age, but it is not always the case
Believe in yourself! The most successful people may be those who have the best luck, are the most intelligent, or achieved their position through family connections. Much of this is outside your control, but you can control your application and passion. If you are deeply motivated in your dream job you are more likely to be successful and less liable to fail.
Assess Your Current Career. Are you happy in your current work? Do you get satisfaction out of it? Are you ok with the thought of doing this for the rest of your working life? If you are then maybe stick with it. If you answer no, however, then you need to compare your options and seriously question what will make you happier.
Investigate your dream career and get yourself some facts to work with. Make a plan –what do you need to do to get from where you are to where you want to be? Are you prepared to take those steps? What will your new life look like? Weigh up the pros and cons.
These tips should help convince you to pursue the career path that can truly make you happy. While the road to happiness is often a difficult one, you will never reach your destination if you don’t take the first step.