What is a dream job? It’s what the name suggests! You wake up every day, you enjoy the fact that you need to get out of bed, and you skip off to a workspace that challenges you and encourages you to be better.
Only 22% of Americans believe that they have landed the role of their dreams, which means that 78% of people are working a nine-to-five that they don’t enjoy. Ouch! You might fall into this category, but that’s because you’re snoozing and haven’t woken up yet.
If you plan on being a member of the one-in-five-club, you should start by swerving these pitfalls.
Not Figuring It Out
As silly as it sounds, lots of people don’t know what their dream job is, which is one reason why so many Americans settle for unsuitable positions. Most people don’t take the time to sit down and analyze what they want to do and why. Therefore, it’s vital that you set aside a few hours to plan what role would make you happy. Once you get that fuzzy feeling inside, it’s about coming up with actionable short, medium, and long-term goals. For example, your first target might be to enroll in school and gain a qualification.
Letting Money Stop You
Money makes the world spin. If you haven’t got it, it can feel as if God has not only shut the doors and windows, but He’s installed deadbolts to make them impenetrable. However, not having the funds to fund a new journey in your life is an excuse. Whether your dream is to be an astronomer or beauty expert, financial aid & scholarships are available for cosmetology school and Nasa programs. Seriously. Support might seem like a long shot, but what have you got to lose? Any small amount of funding could get your foot on the corporate ladder.
Believing In Quick Results
There’s no such thing in the world as an overnight success. It’s a myth that people believe in because they don’t want to do the hard work it takes to reach the top of the tree. Jeff Bezos, Mark Zuckerberg, Bill Gates all have one thing in common – they never stop innovating. You might not want to work 150 hour weeks without seeing your family, yet you must make some sacrifices. Quick results are misleading since the sample size isn’t big enough to help you spot a pattern, so you’ve got to work continuously to ensure you’re doing it right.
In social circles, modesty is welcome as everybody prefers mixing with people who aren’t arrogant or obnoxious. The latter aren’t attractive qualities in any situation; however, the desire to fit in might convince you that you need to be overly modest. Modesty is cute, but it prevents you from understanding your strengths and overplaying your weaknesses. To land your dream job, you have to be confident and assured, not meek. You don’t have to be a cowboy salesperson, yet you should be able to make an eye-catching pitch in seconds.
Have you landed your dream job, or are you on the way?