How To Choose A Career Path
In this article we will talk about how to choose a career path. With so many options available, it is often hard to make the right decision. And if that wasn’t enough, we are constantly bombarded with ads, movies, games, opinions that stigmatize people for choosing a career that isn’t considered “prestigious.”
How can you stay true to yourself, and choose a life path that will make you happy?
1) What are you passionate about?
Here is how I wasted three years of my life: After I graduated high school, I wanted to become a lawyer. However, my parents encouraged me to become an IT specialist, because in my home country programmers have better chances of finding a good job; since I was a coward back then, I accepted this life path.
After a couple of months I realized what a moron I was for not following my heart. Now, three years later, I don’t remember anything I’ve “learned” and feel hatred towards technology.
Learn from my mistakes! You are here on this planet to fulfill your own ambitions, not someone else’s.
2) What are your skills?
Having passion for something is great, but you need to combine it with one (or more) of your skills. For example, if you like taking pictures and you know how to build websites, why not create an online resource where you can sell your beautiful photographs?
3) Try out new things. If you are young or/and have lots of time on your hand, try out different activities, like programming, cooking, writing, singing, etc. Who knows, maybe this way you will discover your life’s purpose.
4) Do not be mediocre. If you want to be happy and see the “big dough” rolling in, you must always become better at what you do. Read many books, attend seminars, buy courses. Never stop learning!
5) Do not give up. Once you’ve chosen a path, don’t quit even if the road seems too long and full of tricky obstacles. Major life victories are achieved through perseverance and willpower.
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