Do what you love and love what you do.
Ask yourself this question,
“If I could have any job in the world, what would it be?”
To accompany this self-interrogation, I have a fact, only 22% of Australians are happy with their careers. That means that 78% of Australians are unhappy or dissatisfied with their jobs.
I’m sure that most of you would love to be a part of that 22% of Australians that are in a job that they are happy with. However, it is easy enough to say in simple words, ‘Do what you love and love what you do.’ But honestly, what do you want to do? What career do you want to have? It’s really good to start thinking about this as soon as possible because the earlier the better. Why this is so important is because you’ve already lived a significant proportion of your life and not to be dark, but you only have so many years left to live. Your life is too precious and too short to be wasting it having a career that is dissatisfying. So you should figure out what it is that you want to do.
I recently watched a TED talk delivered by this life coach and she mentioned an interesting scientific study. Scientists predicted the chances of you, right now you, of being born. They considered the dinosaurs, natural disasters, wars, your genetics, who you were born to and so on and so forth.
"Did you know, that the odds of you existing as you with your unique genetic structure and all your qualities and talents and ideas, is 1:400,000,000,000?"
If you can’t read that number like I couldn’t the first time, it is one in four hundred trillion.
You have your interests and desires in things for a reason, so it is redundant having a job you are dissatisfied. Unless you are only doing it so you can end up in a job you are happy with then that’s justified.
So now you have a why. Why you should end up doing what you love and loving what you do. Just in case you missed it, you are UNIQUE. The other 399 and odd trillion that could have been born weren’t.
It is often difficult to end up finding out what you love and a lot of us do not know what it is yet. The best possible way to find out is to introspect. You have to essentially learn about yourself. You have to ask yourself all those questions about life you ask when you are DNMing with a BFFL. Yeah you are going to have to ask, what do I love? What am I good at? What am I interested in? It is cheesy but it’ll be of high benefit. You introspect by, taking a few minutes each day to reflect and mull over your thoughts. For some people, to figure out what career correlates with their interests; it may take days, weeks, months or even years so you shouldn’t be worried if you find it later than other people.
You move at your own pace and there is nothing wrong with that.
I know I am not entirely sure what I want to do, I’m about 80% there but I’m sure I will figure it out eventually. You also have to realise that a lot of people switch and change jobs so it’s natural if you find that your interests vary according to your experiences and current circumstances.
I hope this article has helped you in one way or another. Perhaps it has given you a way to find out what you love and end up chasing a career that correlates or perhaps it has encouraged you to find out who you are as a person or maybe even both. Regardless, I sincerely hope, whoever you are, that you find your passion and head straight for it.