What is important to you – living with passion, making a difference, having the most fun, breaking a record, beating your own limits, justice, making something work, creating something, building something, designing something. What are you best at? What do you feel driven to do?
It is important that you do that. I want to know that my meal at the restaurant is cooked by a person who loves to cook. I want my home designed by a person who loves creating beautiful usable living areas. Your career, or daily occupation is where you can use your skills and abilities, raise your children, feed the world, make your own and other peoples' dreams come true, make people well, create beautiful clothing, keep your city clean and so much more.
Unfortunately, career and finance become linked together because you need money, and you work to get that money. That fact can affect your choice of career as you can get caught between wanting a high income, and wanting a satisfying career. In coming up with a solution to make your career preference and financial needs work, consider looking at passive income, or a hobby or volunteer position to achieve your dreams.
Have a look through my blog entries in the “Who Am I” section. Get to know yourself, find out what type of careers other people have chosen. Don't be too hard on yourself if you do not think you have any obvious talents such as a sport, or being able to sing or dance. Being kind, believing in justice, or having good listening skills are just as important. Work experience, or a small part time job can give you the chance to get some hands on experience. When I was 17 I read through a college prospectus and found myself attracted to a political science course. We did not have any politicians in my family, and I had never met any, so I decided that I was wasting my time. Twenty years later, I found myself in a job where I was regularly contacting politicians, and was involved in social policy and law changes. If I had listened to myself when I was young, my life could have been very different. But not necessarily any better, or worse!
Don't think of your working life as simply a way to make money. You will be spending a large proportion of your life working. Be sure you are doing something that will reflect who you are as a person.
Have a wonderful day.