Years ago, most professionals would pursue a single career path for the majority of their lives, but in today’s ever-changing world this notion has become something of a rarity. Statistics suggest that before we retire, we may have as many as 10 jobs. That’s a scary thought because making a career change can be a traumatic experience, especially when we get older. But the great thing about the job market today is that it’s never too late to make that change. It’s never too late to follow your dreams.
Working for a sizable paycheck or for notable prestige isn’t fulfilling enough for most people during challenging times. Or anytime for that matter. We want to follow our career passion. We want…heck, we NEED… to feel fueled by our work.
Turning your career passion into a rewarding and sustainable career is the dream of many. Yet truly achieved by only a few…
Do what you love. Follow your passion. Find your bliss.
When you’re making decisions about your future or your career, is “do what you love” the best—or absolutely worst—advice you can get?
If you Google this phrase, you’ll discover there’s a raging debate.
We’ve scoured the web and brought back some of the most vocal and interesting opinions, so you can decide for yourself. Who do you agree with?
Much has been written in recent years about turning your passion into a full-time job. That’s everyone’s dream, right?
Getting paid to do what you love?
Well, the situation is actually a little more complicated than that…
Many young professionals stress heavily about finding their career path straight out of school. “I’m so stressed! I don’t know what I want to do with my life!!” they lament. Some others begin their careers full of angst for their entry-level job, wishing they were already occupying a desk in the C-suite at the end of their first week. What all young professionals should remember is… with some talent, a little luck and a hell of a lot of hard work you can be anything you want, and rise to any level. How do we know? Ever heard of Richard
At the risk of alienating every “live your dream!” angel out there… “Follow your passion!” SUCKS as career advice.
Do you know how many people who follow this mantra are unemployed or under-employed? Do you know how many passion-or-nothing disciples spend their days playing Call of Duty, and banging on social media with the #FML hashtag?
Too many. Way too many. Rather than “follow your passion” …here’s what interacting with young careerists who find meaningful work has taught me…