Monday, September 5, 2011

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."- Confucius

"Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life."- Confucius

Since its Labor Day here in the US, how about a quote and thought about, well, LABOR! :)

We all have to work but how many of us truly love what we do? Are you working your dream job? Knowing many of you personally, I know the answer for some of you is yes! If that is your answer then I am truly happy for you. What if you are not? Well most likely that job you HAVE is laborious and not very enjoyable. So how can you get to where you want to be? To work a job you love, that gives your purpose and gets you excited to wake up each day and work? A few steps are needed:

  • Know what you want out of life. What do you want to be when you grow up!? You must know what it is that will light a fire under you and motivate you each day. What is it? Its a special question for everyone because we all are unique individuals with different desires and ideas. Finding out what you want to do is a question whose answer may change over time but once you know the answer most likely everything else just falls into place for you because you are now motivated-fire lit!

  • Gain adequate knowledge about that job or career. If its what you want to do, you need to know how to do it, plain and simple. Once you know how to do it, keep learning! You will never stop growing if you never stop learning!

  • Find employment doing it. It may not come overnight but it WILL come if you do not give up. You must keep trying because believe it or not, if you NEVER give up on your goals your goals will never go away. You will reach them. Just be patient. How do I know? See below:
These people already had careers but found new careers AFTER turning 50. Now what if they gave up? Look at some on the list and imagine what the world would be like without their impact!

So my message to you today is, love what you do or find what you love. Its difficult economic times right now and maybe your dream job is not YET feasible but do not give up, do not lose sight of your goal. Keep at it and at the moment you least expect it, your chance will arrive. Be ready!

Have a great day and a wonderful week!