Here at the SRConf, we encourage people to follow their dreams. That said, it’s incredibly easy to fall into something and never get out of it. If you aren’t quite sure what you want when you jump into the job market, you could end up with a career you don’t really care about. Lots of us have experienced this, and we end up dreading Monday morning and the monotonous tasks that it’ll bring. Before you know it, days turn into weeks. Weeks then turn into years, and suddenly you’ve neglected potential opportunities. Let’s discuss some ways in which you can avoid this from happening.
Have you ever stopped and thought about what you want? That seems like a fairly simple question, but we rarely ever do it. Life is busy, and with all the hectic things going on around us, we just don’t think about these things. It might be that you’re fairly content in the career you’re in, and you don’t see the need to think about anything different. But, do you really love what you’re doing? Can you continue down this career path for the rest of your life and feel fulfilled doing it? If you are starting to have doubts, it’s a sure-fire sign that it might be time to think about something else.
What if you don’t know what you want? You could always look on the internet for inspiration. There are plenty of career guides on there to help you think about this sort of thing. If you just don’t know what you want at the moment, that’s OK! You might find that it’ll come to you one day down the line. In the meantime, you could always give some ideas a try. You could start a small business in online marketing in your spare time and see if you enjoy it. There is some great Pharmacy tech training advice online as well if that’s the sort of field you’re interested in. Start pursuing these interests outside of your normal job. This is the best way for you to test a few ideas and see what you really enjoy.
As I’ve already alluded to, the important thing is to sit down and question yourself. Will you feel regret if you don’t follow your dreams? Are you happy to sit in a dull but easy job for the rest of your life? You also have to consider what is important to you. Sometimes, doing what we love means sacrificing money for a better work life. In some cases, it can actually lead to much better money in the long run.
Whether you are able to jump into a new career straight away may depend on financial circumstances. You may even have to think about moving somewhere different to do what you love. It’s OK if you can’t realistically do that right now. Don’t give up on your dreams, though. We spend so much time at work; we deserve to enjoy what we do.