My Favorite Inspiring Quotes
Life Transition: Beginning a New Career
Commentary by Peter Shepherd
We may find ourselves dwelling on such matters as our career paths and our vocational satisfaction, feeling trapped and unhappy yet afraid to break out and try something different. But we can take heart... we are stronger than we believe; however desperate circumstances may seem, there is a path forward whereby all things remain possible.
Making a big life change is usually pretty scary. But you know what's even scarier? Regret.
As long as you've got passion, faith and are willing to work hard, you can do anything you want in this life.
Nothing more stressful and depressing than going to work when it just doesn't cut it anymore... if it doesn't align with your values, doesn't utilize your potential, or you are simply overrun repeating the same old formula. If it doesn't light your fire, look for something better.
And Confucius: "Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life."
Articles about beginning a new career...
The Guardian recently carried out a survey on the most fulfilling jobs in the world. It analyzed 9 surveys on the matter and selected professions which made it to the top every time. The results were surprising. Careers like gardening, teaching, and nursing among others, topped each survey. Continues...
Do you love your job? Really love it? If you don't, you have lots of company. It's estimated four out of five people dislike what they do for a living, and many hate it. I think that's a shame. That's why I do a radio program called The Career Clinic, which helps people find work they're passionate about--by passing along stories of those who've done just that. Here's some advice from successful career changers... Continues
Generally, having a job stops being something fun and entertaining when people do it for many years and this starts being something stressful and boring, something that we do only for money and not because we love it or enjoy it. So, can a job be a space to find inner peace and relaxation? Continues...
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