How Finding a Purposeful Career is Self-Love
When it comes to working, we spend almost a quarter of our lives pursuing an education to prepare for work and then most of our lives working. Not to mention, most of us will spend the rest of our lives being financially dependent on our retirement, pension or social security income. Needless to say, it is important to have career goals that reflect the kind of person you want to be, giving that we spend most of the time in a 9-5 position.
Read on to find out how living your ideal career is one of the ultimate ways to love yourself!
You take pride in doing what you love.
Being in a career where you have a strong desire and passion shows through all of your work. From the moment you step into work from the moment you get off from work, you feel accomplished every day knowing that you put your best foot forward. And in the words of author Napolean Hill, “If you can’t find a job you love, then you should create one.”
Whether it’s a business that you want to begin or move up in the ladder of a corporate role, start acting as if you’re already in these roles. Mentally preparing is key. It’s also OK to not know what you want to do yet, but think about the roles in your life that bring out the best in you.
This career allows you the freedom to express yourself.
Finding a career that you love is important because you find a part of who you are (or want to become) through the job that you choose. In order for your personal growth to happen, your long-term goals in life will feel more fulfilling if you are making money doing what you really want to do. One way to find what career allows you to be yourself is to take a look into your personal interests. What hobbies do you like to do? Do you have any side projects? What skills do your friends compliment you the most on? What fascinates you the most about life? Do you have a talent that you would love to showcase? Once you think through these questions, you will be closer to finding a job that could leave you to paid opportunities.
For me, I’ve always found passion in helping people with their problems. Whether it’s the career, relationship or personal development goals that people are in need of, I found a unique way to really help people create changes in their lives. After hosting a visionboard party a few months ago –it finally clicked. I knew without unwavering faith that my purpose is to be a life coach, which would bridge me as a professional in this field. Allow yourself to fall in love with what success looks like and what makes you come alive.
“Choose a job you love, and you never have to work.”
When it comes to self-discovery in your career, the questions you must ask yourself are: Could I picture myself doing this career for the rest of my life? Do I want to be an entrepreneur or work with a company that is aligned with my goals? Where can I see myself professionally in the next 5-10 years (I know this is an interview question, but it is good to imagine and reflect on a job that deeply interests you).
Having a career that you love doesn’t have to be a daunting decision. It can give you the freedom to be with your family more, travel, work remotely, make the income you deserve, and love yourself!