Have you ever talked with someone who literally ‘bubbles’ with enthusiasm when they talk about what they do? Ever wonder how they got to that point, how they found their passion?
Growing up I was very fortunate to have a father who let me try things and never made a big deal of it if they did not work out. Trying new things was the point. In high school I had two shop teachers who also encouraged me to challenge myself in the projects I designed and built igniting my passion for drawing and building. This led to my first career as a cartographic draughtsman which morphed into my second passion, HR and management.
Many people become ‘stuck’ trying to think of their ideal career, sometimes only motivated by the dollar. There is a valuable book that every teenager should read entitled ‘The One-Week Job Project’ by Sean Aiken. His message…..instead of being picky, try different jobs to find your passion, don’t just think about it, try it.
In the employment field we find too many people who worked for the dollar instead of their passion, reaching a wall. That wall may be health, it may be relationship issues because of discontent in their work, or it may be they are now locked into their situation because of lifestyle.
Find your passion, start early, and create a life you love!