Wake up and smell the coffee: find your passion

Recently, I’ve been pondering the life question: What should I do with my life? However, some gurus may argue my word choice “should” connotes a provisional action, so instead, choosing a word like “want” connotes a more affirmative and empowering image of becoming.

The tough challenge that lays in choosing or finding one’s passion is that some passions just won’t pay the bills, and so, it would be a good idea to exercise some prudence in deliberating if your passion is a feasible career move.

Still, no matter what we do for a living. I hope many of you don’t abhor what you do. If you dread going to work, being in a stressful environment daily won’t likely have a positive impact on your health in the long term. Moreover, if you feel like your stuck in a dead-end job with no way out, it’s time to change the way you think about your situation. Try to find some positive aspect about your job to keep you motivate and productive. Otherwise, you may be subject to an involuntary dismissal. No one likes to be fired, so at a minimum, show that you at least care about you work.

In the meantime, you should do a bit of soul-searching and find some positive qualities about yourself that you can transcribe to revamp your resume. Self-reflection is not the easiest thing to do since it’s difficult to size up who we are. So, if you having trouble finding your strengths and weakness, it’s a good idea to ask someone who knows you to help you. Here I’ll caution that asking for brutal honesty maybe be more valuable than hearing the sugarcoated version.

Remember you are dissatisfied with what you’re doing because most likely you’ve been doing the same thing over and over. Welcoming a different opinion, even if it’s contradictory to what you think of yourself will benefit you down the road. Change only seems to happen in the face of adversity, and hopefully you’re problem or dissatisfaction hasn’t gotten to that point.

Finally, once you’ve complied and sussed out your passion, and how you can translate that into a career. Start getting creative by revamping your resume or possibly starting from scratch. Don’t think of your new resume in simplistic terms. What I mean by this is don’t limit your achievements to your job description or industry. Tease out what you’ve done and try to quantify the results as much as possible. In the end, it’s the abilities you bring to a prospective employer that will allow many doors of possibility to open.

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