I used to work at a job I hated. I hated going in every day and being told “You just don’t get it”, What does that even mean?
I finally had enough and looked for another job on CareerBuilder.com, but not just any job. I wanted a job that I could use to leap into a future I wanted. My only requirement was that it had something to do with what I wanted to do in life, which is help people with their finances. I ended up finding a job as a bankruptcy counselor where I currently work with personal-finance and help people turn their life around. This was amazing! Everything that I wanted to do in my future was with this job.
I’ve been working there for a while now and I want to take it to the next step by working for myself, so that I can help people even more.
The point of me telling you that story is so that you understand that if you settle for the job you currently have and not enjoying, you are not living up to your full potential. I could even stay at the job I’m enjoying now and be well off but I would be doing myself a disservice and letting down my passion.
If you look around, everyone is giving up. Don’t be that person. Strive for more in your life and don’t make excuses for going after the job you want.
Maybe the job that could lead you to your dreams isn’t as wanted by other people as you think.
Settling shouldn’t be your goal in life. It should be to use your skills to their max potential and then learning how to expand them even further.
It’s impossible to do that working for “The Man”. He wants you to settle because then he doesn’t have to pay you any more and he can always hire someone else to do what you can’t yet. Once his bottom line starts hurting you are going to be the first to go, then what? Then you’re going to start working for yourself?
Why don’t you just start leveraging your skills now, so that can branch out on your own if that happens, or if you decide you don’t want to settle anymore.
You are settling because you don’t want to dream, start going after your dreams and make money for yourself, not for your boss. Your boss isn’t going to feed your family, you are. Your boss isn’t going to make your dreams come true, you are.
So the lesson today is start dreaming and start doing. If your job isn’t taking you where you want to be in life, then find a job that can start you on that track and expand from there. Don’t go through life wishing you followed your dreams, just start following them. That’s what life is all about.
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