There’s nothing more exciting than the rush you get when you get new ideas or when you daydream about the future.
At the same time, when you have no outlook on the future at all, you feel stuck and depressed. Am I right?
and before you go out and say it, I will: “That’s hard!”
You and I both know that a fulfilling career doesn’t come for free. The price is hard work and effort.
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This is a tough one. On one side, I believe that we should pursue a career we are passionate about. But on the other side, I think we should NOT do something we’re bad at.
So what should you do if you love something but suck at it? My opinion is to not pursue a career in that field. Treat it like a hobby instead. A lot of people love to make music, but they are not good enough to earn a living. But does that mean you should stop making music? Hell no! Go and jam with your friends — in your spare time.
I know this is somewhat of a limited view. Some people even call it pessimistic. But I see it as realism.
You might not see any benefits during the first few years. It’s a hard concept to grasp. Because you also don’t want to waste your time.
Just look at all the kids with rich parents who give them everything. Those kids often don’t understand the value of hard work and how hard it is to make a living. There’s no honor in getting a free pass.
Skills like writing, leadership, personal effectiveness, and persuasion are helpful to all professionals. Whether you are a coder or carpenter, you want to provide value to others. To keep doing that, you need those universal skills.
The earlier you start improving your universal skills, the more likely it is that you will be ready when you get an opportunity.
I’ve never met a successful person who did not build a career on their strengths. It simply does not exist.
No one can perform well by doing something they are bad at.
Sure, you can improve your weaknesses. But it’s not an effective strategy.
So figure out how you perform. Identify your strengths. Then, go to the next step.
“It takes far more energy and work to improve from incompetence to mediocrity than it takes to improve from first-rate performance to excellence.”
Most people never make a conscious decision about their careers and end up at a certain place, due to external factors and present opportunities. Their career path wasn't carved out or planned.
Creating your career is something that most people don't think of at an early stage when they are not sure about themselves and the world around them.
One thing I’ve learned after trying more than six side-hustles in 3 years is that finding the right fit is crucial for success.
On my first attempt, I created an online print-on-demand t-shirt store and sold zero products in 4 months (that hurt). Based on solid advice found on this platform, I should’ve remained consistent, learned from my failure, and pivoted until I found the right product and right niche to have a successful online store.
... has very little to do with your job. Your purpose is to unlock and fold in who you are becoming with who you already are. The activities that force you to grow are your calling. Learning from those activities is your purpose.
Your life purpose is way too big to be filled by one role, or even one long career. If you choose wisely, your job can point you toward your purpose.
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