FINDING YOUR DREAM JOB
80% of Americans are looking for another job. Are you part of this 80%? Do you dislike or hate your job? Do you dread Monday mornings? On Sunday nights do you feel tense thinking about going to a job in the morning that you don’t like? On Tuesday are you already looking forward to the weekend?
If you answered yes to these questions, then it’s time for a change. Did you have a dream and passion for doing something when you were younger, but for some reason you abandoned your dream when you got older? Instead of pursuing your passion and dream you chose a different career for your life.
Maybe others told you that your dream was just a fantasy or unrealistic. You were told to choose a career that paid well. Maybe you chose a career because you had the skill set for that particular career. Just because you are good at math doesn’t mean you should be an accountant. You might be good at something, but that doesn’t mean you should make a career out of it.
When I was growing up in the 60’s-70’s we were told to find a job that paid well and offered a good retirement, ti didn’t matter if it was something that we liked or not. We could do things we enjoyed on our days off (looking forward to the weekends and our 2-week vacations).
The last 10-15 years the mindset has changed about work and jobs aren’t as secure as they used to be. Therefore people are reconsidering their job/career situation. Many people have quit their jobs they didn’t like to pursue their passion and dreams they had when they were younger.
I pursued my dream at the age of 38 in 1989. When I was 15 years old, I wanted to be a teacher or go into the ministry. I enjoyed teaching younger kids in my neighborhood how to play sports. There weren’t any other careers that interested me. I also felt that teaching was God’s calling for my life. Even though I had a reading disability and had a fear of public speaking, I still wanted to be a teacher.
I started my teaching career at the age of 43. I loved being a teacher. Was going back to school at 38 years old a challenge, sure it was. It was challenging financially and academically. I have a reading disability, fear of public speaking and financial struggles, but I never thought about quitting. Becoming a teacher was something I had to do, I was 100% I was doing the right thing.
This might sound like an old clique, but “if I can pursue my dream at 38, so can you” no matter how old you are. Pursuing your dream might not mean changing jobs, it can be something you always wanted to do in your free time but never thought it was possible. Maybe you’re retired and want to find a job, hobby, get involved with a ministry or start a business that aligns with your passion and dreams.
Remember it’s never too late to pursue your dreams.