How many times have you been asked, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Every person in the world has been asked this questions plenty of times. When you were a child you might have said, Break Dancer, Captain America, Mermaid, TV Star, Dog, Astronaut, or NFL Quarterback. But now that you’re an adult, how would you answer the question?
As we get older we often become complacent and choose jobs that are easy, convenient, and pay the bills. We also have a realistic approach to jobs and careers. We realize we will never make much money as a “dog,” but it is realistic that we could land a job as a web designer, cake decorator, or bike courier, right? So what if you did drop everything and pursued your dreams?
Choosing what you do for a living is one of the most important decisions you will ever face in life. Most people spend 40 hours a week at their job – that’s the majority of their waking hours that they do the same thing day in and day out. It’s easy to settle for a boring job, but eventually you will feel trapped. There’s nothing quite like waking up one day and realizing your stuck in a 9 to 5 concrete jungle that you hate.
So no matter where you are at in life, ask yourself the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” Be honest with yourself and be realistic. What would you choose to do if you could truly follow your dreams?
Don’t let life get in your way. Avoid putting your dreams on the back burner. Focus your time and energy into finding a the job that you want to do for the rest of your life. It may not be an easy path, but it will be worth the effort.
Start by making a list of your dream jobs. What ten jobs are at the top of your list if anything was possible? Now do your research and determine what it takes to become each of those ten jobs. Do you need to relocate, go back to school, learn to code, or get in shape? Eliminate the jobs on your list that are unachievable for obvious reasons. Instead figure out how you can find the dream jobs that are potentially realistic.
If you can find a job that makes you smile and makes you happy, you’ll look forward to going to work. You’ll avoid burnout and you’ll enjoy what you do. Work won’t even seem like work.
But to reach this point, you absolutely must be honest and answer the question, “What do you want to be when you grow up?” So what’s your answer?
You can discover all sorts of jobs and careers on JobMonkey.com. Research jobs you’ve heard of and learn about about jobs that you didn’t even know existed. Spend the time to find the right job for you. It will make a world of difference in your life.