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Today we will talk about how people chose their careers in life. Choosing a career is difficult, but it doesn’t have to be. How do most people choose a career? They don’t. They stumble into a job after college, take whatever they can get, then follow one of the few paths available from that random job. No wonder most people are frustrated in their careers. Do you really think there is a magical test that can tell you exactly what career you should have? Three clicks and then, “Oh, I’m supposed to be an orchestra conductor!” Gimme a break.
The smarter approach is to explore ALL the careers you’re interested in, test each to see if you’d really enjoy doing them, and move on to other jobs if they’re not a good fit. It’s kind of like window shopping at a mall. When you’re window shopping, a shirt or pair of jeans may catch your attention. You might even try them on, but you wouldn’t just pick any random thing off the rack and say “I guess I’ll wear this for the next 10 years.” That would be insane!
Instead, you go through these steps:
- Get curious to know more (Try it on, feel the fabric, look at different colors, etc.)
- Research other options and read reviews online (Find other brands and look at Amazon reviews)
- Talk with your friends to see if you should buy this or not (“What do you think of this?”)
Then, AFTER you’ve gone through all these steps, you would make a decision and feel confident in your choice.
Maybe you wouldn’t go through all of those steps for a pair of jeans. But you would for a car or major appliance. The bigger the decision, the more “window shopping” you need to do. This totally reframes the way most people search for a career. It also becomes a lot more FUN. If you find that you love a career, great. If you don’t, you have a process in place to find what you do truly love.
Come back tomorrow for more inspiration.