Ever since you were old enough to talk, people have been asking you what you want to be when you grow up. Now, you’re all grown up and you may be less certain what you want to do with your life than when you were a child. If this describes you, don’t worry, it also describes most of the adult workforce. The search for a dream career, and knowing how to achieve it, is a journey that may take some time. However, you’ll end up with a career that you’ll be more than happy to work for the duration of your life.
What is Your Dream Career?
Simply deciding what you want to do with your life is one of the most difficult decisions many adolescents and adults will face. However, there is a way find a career that will make you happy and provide a livable wage. You may need to pursue a master of science in nursing to achieve your dreams, however, once achieved, you’ll experience a level of job satisfaction that eludes many people.
Alan Watts, writer and educator, is famed for advising students to forget about the money. Most people have a general idea about what makes them happy. Watts suggests pursuing that, with passion and the entirety of your being, and become a master. Regardless of what it is, you’ll be able to charge a fee to teach others. You may also be surprised at what opportunities you’ll find along the way. Ask yourself, what will provide you happiness, if money is no object?
Build a Blueprint to Accomplish it
After pondering the above question for some time, you may have a general idea what you’d like to do with your life. You’ll know what brings you happiness. Now, take that dream to its highest level. Are you a world famous author? Are you the CEO of an innovative organization? Once you have your ultimate career aspiration in mind – work backwards.
Investigate each step it will take to achieve this dream. For example, if your dream is to be a CEO, you will likely require organizational leadership training at some point during your career. Pursue this training as soon as you are able to afford it, so that you’ll be ready.
Continue to work backwards for your ultimate dream to discover exactly what steps are required to achieve your perfect dream. You may discover, as many do, that what once seemed like a far off goal is actually quite achievable. Then, start taking actionable steps to make this dream a reality.