Haven't found your dream job yet?
NEW YORK, NY -- One of the accepted truths in our world today is that if you do what you love, the money will follow. Here's the conclusion I've come to: Either it's a hugely new phenomenon that should be tested or it's a load of manure. I'm betting the latter. Here's why. For centuries, most people worked for a simple reason, they saw it as a way to avoid starvation and poverty.
Only in the last 70 years have people had the opportunity to be choosier about their work. That's what the last 70 years have been: a gigantic wet kiss of opportunity. But we've taken opportunity and turned it into a birthright. Now I don't only have the opportunity to provide for myself/my family with something I might love to do. I deserve to do so. Here are some questions to ponder when searching for your next opportunity.
Ask yourself what you love and what you're good at. Then put your career hopes in the larger context of your family responsibilities and your deepest values. Is there a job or career out there that all things considered is a better option? If so, go for it. If not, think about how you can make your work meaningful by changing how you think. Can you take joy from serving someone? Can you grow in your character? Is there a special project you can invest in?