by Torski Dobson-Arnold
Just think for a minute: when you were a child and a parent or other adult asked you what you wanted to be when you grew up, how did you respond? Did you want to be a fireman? A ballerina? Maybe you wanted to be an acrobat in the circus. Think back to those dreams of the past and now ask yourself, “If money were no object, what would I want to be or do with my life?” Can you see it? Do you see yourself in your dream job? Let’s start there.
Research tells us that if we are able to align what we like to do with what we do well, that the end result will likely bring both intrinsic and extrinsic value to our lives. In other words, we can pay the bills and also enjoy life at the same time. According to another recent survey, about 75 percent of the population does not know what their true passion is. Clearly, almost everyone seems to not be doing what they were born and destined to do. This is an eye-opener because doing what you really love to do is absolutely necessary if you want to be fully alive and satisfied in your life. Perhaps this is why there is so much discontent going on in our professional lives: most people just aren’t doing what they were put on this Earth to do. Before you discredit the idea altogether, just relax and know that your dream job is a work in progress and won’t come about overnight.