Daily Dose of Living

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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:

  1. Get curious to know more (Try it on, feel the fabric, look at different colors, etc.)
  2. Research other options and read reviews online (Find other brands and look at Amazon reviews)
  3. 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.

Reference : https://www.iwillteachyoutoberich.com/blog/how-to-choose-a-career-that-youll-love/

9 Comments Add yours

  1. Apart from being courageous, thoughtful, exploratory to talk about Bhagwat Gita; Your posts are well-informed, and your productivity is super impressive! Great job!

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Sharmistha.

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  2. silencethecrowd says:

    I would add, I often think it is crazy to decide your future by a chosen college and course at the age of 17 or 18 with no true exposure to the industry. For example, the idea of a scientist being someone who works freely and creatively in laboratories – where in reality they are strictly governed by protocols and are audited to the nth degree, or a vet who helps little fluffy pets… again in reality ends up on call in some rainy farm with his/her arm up a cows rare end… there should be more exposure to industry in schools perhaps…. Nice Post !

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    1. GS says:

      I completely agree. Selecting a career path can take weeks, months or even years as you continue learning what you want and need in a job. It’s important to note that you may have the option to change your path multiple times in your life, making the ability to choose a new career a valuable life skill.

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you for the reblog.

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      1. Always a joy and pleasure to read and share your posts with followers, My Dear! Have a great day!! xoxox 😘💕🎁🌹

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  3. Joy says:

    Great post! Lol on “Do you really think there is a magical test that can tell you exactly what career you should have?” Riiight… that magical test… You give great advice, “Explore ALL the careers you’re interested in” Yep. Just follow your interests, and do what you feel is right for you! Great advice, great post!

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    1. GS says:

      Thank you Joy. Glad you liked the post.

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