You’re probably reading this because you too have had THAT thought creep into your head. You know, the “I wish I loved my job" or “Why can’t I be one of those people who are passionate about what they do for a living?"
It’s sad that many people dislike their jobs, looking forward to Friday so that their ‘real’ lives can begin. The weekend is the part of life that they actually enjoy, where they forget about how much they hate their job.
Sounds rather harsh? I don’t think it is.
Society accepts our starting at the bottom of the ladder, spending years working hard building a career to get promotions and pay-rises in roles we don’t enjoy. Then, we look back and find it hard to face that our ‘career’ never actually inspired us in the first place.
“Have I wasted my time?" “What will people think?" And… more often than not it’s: “What on Earth do I actually like doing, anyway?"
The good news is that you haven’t wasted your time. All your experience hasn’t been in vain. Your past experience will actually provide a solid indication around your likes and dislikes, and what you should do next.
So here are five questions to ask yourself today, to help you figure out what you want to be when you grow up. Do it with your partner or best friend, and a glass of wine, and let the answers flow!