This is a collaborative post by Ellie Jo about how to get what you really want in life.
How to Get What You Want Out of Life
Very few people know what career they want to follow. When children are asked ‘What do you want to do when you grow up?’ they tend to have all sorts of wonderful ideas, but as they get older those dreams disappear and when it actually comes time to choose what they want to do, many of them are stumped. Careers are an important part of life though as they will provide for a happy work/life balance or be something they hate doing. Really, age has nothing to do with it. You can change your career at any time of life and if that is what makes you happy, that is what you should do. Don’t Be Frightened Of Change By nature, most humans do not like change. Routine makes you feel more secure, but sometimes you have to make changes to get you into a better situation. It is your life and what other people think you should do is irrelevant. If you want to complete a business administration degree online so that you can become better qualified, then that is what you should do. If you want to train to be a florist or a car mechanic, get started on the training now! The only thing stopping this happening is you, and letting the fear of change prevent you from pursuing a career path you want is something you will always regret. Explore Your Options You may have a vague idea that you want to work in one of the caring professions such as being a nurse or something similar. It may be that you enjoy working with computers and want to do something along those lines. Whatever you are thinking of, explore your options, as there are many of them available. Look online to find out what each job within the industry you are considering entails. You will find job descriptions and if any qualifications are needed very easily. Having as much information as possible will help you to make the right choice. Look At Your Interests If you have things you find interesting, and you know having more of them in your life would make you happier, then look at careers that include them. For instance, if you love animals perhaps look for employment in a zoo, or training as a vet. If you like working with young people, then would being a teacher be suitable? You will always be more successful at careers you have an interest in, so find out what jobs you could do that have your love of something included. Make A List Of Your Skills Everyone has skills at something. It could be that you are very good with children. Perhaps you know the best way to make a website look good or you love cleaning and want to start your own cleaning business. First, make a list of everything you do in life and you might be surprised by how many skills you have. Then, you can utilize those when you are putting together your resume. You will find there are many jobs where skills are more important than qualifications. The whole point is to find something that you are happy doing, that will make you a living. Then, this will let you do some of the things in life that you want to achieve.