Choosing a career is one of those decisions which will either be the easiest of your life, or the hardest of your life. A career is different to a job because it shows you your place in the wider world and it is often where you will be for the rest of your working life. If you have a dream career which you would love to pursue: what’s stopping you?
Go hard or go home
In your life you will be told that you can’t do certain jobs because you need more experience or it’s not a practical career option: but actually nothing should ever stop you reaching for the stars. If there is something you want to achieve in your lifetime then nothing should stop you from doing it. If you want to be a traveller, get a masters in engineering management or even become an astronaut: the only thing that can stop you is you. If you believe in yourself and you are willing to work hard for your dream, nothing is out of reach.
If you don’t have confidence in yourself and your abilities then you will never reach your full potential. Don’t let anyone tell you that you aren’t good enough for a certain career. If you believe in yourself and put your faith in your own ability this should be more than enough to make you happy and successful in your life. Confidence is key.
When you decide to pack your old life in and head in a new direction you need to remember that it won’t happen overnight for you. It will likely take you time to train in the field you want to work in and get yourself ready for your new career. Give yourself the time to learn and get ready for this new chapter in your life.
Surround yourself with positivity
The people who surround you throughout your life will heavily influence the type of person you become. If you want to be happy and reach for the stars you are best off surrounding yourself with people who feel the same way. You can motivate each other to dream bigger and work hard for your dream, and you are more likely to become successful this way. If the people who are friends with you now don’t support what you want to do with your life, are they really the type of people you want to continue a friendship with?
An important part of life in general is to be grateful for every opportunity that comes your way and let it serve as a stepping stone towards your end goal. For example when you start out in your chosen field you might be doing something slightly different to what you love: but it will serve as a great learning curve for you and give you the experience you need for later in your career. It will take you far and give you extra skills to use when you do reach your dream job.
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