Written by Farid Gasim.
Translated from English to French by LiberateYouPen.
Most people struggle to find the right balance in their career. What most people don’t know is that it’s actually possible to create a career you love regardless of your industry, background, or age.
To “Follow your passion” is just one of the things you can do to make it happen. There are tons of tips on how to find a fulfilling job. The question is: are you willing to make it happen? What does it mean to find a career you love? How do you make that leap towards your passion and go for it?
Here are some useful tips to achieve your dream career. From unique ways to uncover your passions to thoughts on how to turn your current job into your dream job, you’re sure to find something inspiring!
Do not make excuses
Do you often pay attention to your limiting beliefs? These are biases that can influence your actions: “Why take the huge risk? The job is out of your league, why apply for it?”
If you keep on paying attention to these limiting thoughts, it is most likely that you will never move to any other position than yours now.
Believe in yourself
You have to be optimistic and claim this career that you’ve been dreaming about. Believe in the power of your dreams.
It’s easy to doubt yourself, your skills, and what you can offer. But it pays a lot to be confident and impress your future employers that you’re more than qualified for the job.
You need to believe in yourself so people could believe in you. If you want something but think it’s too far-fetched or impossible, you’re not in the right mindset to actually make it happen.
Clear your mind
Try to get some clarity of mind before you answer these questions: if salary or money isn’t a factor, think about what you would want to do? Which career have you always dreamt of pursuing even if you don’t have any experience? What would you do with your time if money wasn’t a factor? Whose career are you completely jealous of?
The key is to use your passion as a guide. Consider the things you’re really good at, as well as your core values and seek answers. Sometimes we may feel pressure to follow a certain path, and we lose sight of what we really want to do.
Conquer your fear
Fear of risks that come with changing jobs is normal. Fear of uncertainty is even bigger among most people where money can be a huge factor.
Remember that it’s easy to get complacent and comfortable. However, if you will stay in a job where you’re miserable, wouldn’t it be more worthwhile to spend time seeking and doing something you really love?