What do you want to be? This was a question most commonly asked when we were children. Our imagination was so vast that anything was possible. We visualised and felt what it would be like to be in that situation and it filled us which such joy and excitement. As we enter further into adult life we become moulded by society and we are instructed to conform by all its expectations.
Those dreams we once may have had become compressed and become deemed “unrealistic.” Ultimately, we settle in life and believe this is the way it has to be. Only we are responsible for our own happiness and life is meant to be loved not just tolerated. We fall into this trap of living a “conveyor belt” life style where everything is a daily routine that lacks fun and fulfilment. Remember that feeling you would get as a child where you jumped up in joy and you couldn’t contain your excitement. Just because you’re an adult doesn’t mean you should ever lose that. That childlike quality should always remain.
So many youngsters are seeking out on a voyage to find their calling whilst breaking away from all these expectations society has rained down on us. So many of us have completed painstaking degrees sacrificing blood, sweat and tears only to discover one day that it is not what you want to do. Have no regrets as everything happens for a reason and that time invested will serve you somewhere in life. There are those who continue to pursue what they studied and even that is a blessing.
However if you feel it’s time for a change then it’s time to be you and do what you have to do. The first thing to do is enter the right mind state and be like that child you once were. Believe anything is possible. Begin to invest yourself in what you love and what you are good at. Every unique being has a definite purpose on this world and the journey is to find that. The more you do what you love the more happiness and contentment you will attract in your life. This will not only satisfy you career wise but its positivity will ripple in all aspects of your life. It’s time to fall back in love with life again.
TIPS ON FINDING YOUR DREAM CAREER
What do you enjoy – In todays generation it is more possible than ever to embark on a career with diverse choices due to our resources and the internet. Forget about the practicality of holding down a job and for one moment think about what you are naturally good at, something which is of second nature to you. Once you follow you dreams you will never work a day in your life. The dream won’t be a 9-5 job, it will become your lifestyle and you will jump out of bed knowing that you have value to add in the world and the late nights will become enjoyable fuelled with inspiration.
Focus on passion not profit – Albeit it, we all need to accumulate money to survive, the passion is the driving force behind those who are successful. Anything which is done with passion becomes a form of art whether It be a janitor being conscious of the way he moves his brush whilst taking pride in the cleanness of his work or a CEO taking pride in his leadership role whilst motivating his team. The more you love what you do, the more success will flow.
Add value to society – Human beings feel most happy and content when the know they are doing service for others. We are all made from the same fabric of nature thus we all experience love, compassion, joy, happiness and empathy. If what you do helps elevate these emotions you are doing good in the world. Make your work of value in which it helps for the betterment of our world. If you are an author write to spark inspiration and imagination in your readers which many of us have lost. If you are a coffee shop owner or chef greet every customer with a smile and wish them a beautiful day. At the end of the day provide free hot drinks and meals to those who are less fortunate. Our true mission in life is love and to serve others no matter how small the act may be, it all counts.
If you can’t find the job, make it – If you have a truly unique dream and you find there is no scope out there to make it reality take your mission into your own hands. Work on creating your own job and become a freelancer. Freelancing is very lucrative and it is estimated that there are 1.4 million British freelancers working across all sectors which has grown by 14% in the last decade. For more information on the benefits of freelancing click the link.
Small victories lead to large victories – Everything happens in small increments so make a plan and take it one step at a time. Even the slightest of progress is still progress. The dream is always followed by an action which often happens naturally when the hunger to want to follow your dreams is real.
Ignore naysayers – Most people will tell you to be realistic and practical because they have set their own limits in life. Do not take this personally. Instead set out to inspire others that anything is possible.