Are you pursuing your dream job? (written by Career Expert, Pete Leibman)

One of the surest ways to fail professionally and to feel unfulfilled with your (work) life is to do work that does not excite you.  However, while this sounds obvious, the majority of the U.S. population is making this unnecessary mistake. 

There is a big difference between not knowing what your dream job is and knowing what your dream job is but not going after it.  If you do not know what type of work you want to do, you need to start talking to people in various fields to see what is out there and you need to spend some time figuring out what interests you.  (We will address this more in an upcoming blog.)

However, if you know what your dream job is AND you still aren’t going after it, then I can guarantee that you will have internal strife.  There is no worse feeling than inner conflict, and there is no greater feeling than inner peace. 

The 2 main reasons why people don’t pursue their dreams are due to a fear of disapproval from others (i.e. family, colleagues, and friends) or due to a fear of failure.  In order to get past these 2 fears, you must ask yourself the following 2 questions:

  1. What benefits will you or others begin to experience if you pursue your dream job?
  2. What pains will you or others continue to experience if you do NOT pursue your dream job?

Focus on the pain and pleasure associated with your action or inaction, and get motivated to head in the right direction.  Once you start going after your dream job, it’s just a matter of time before it is yours!

Thanks for reading!

-Pete Leibman

President of Idealize Enterprises, LLC

www.IdealizeNow.com

www.linkedin.com/in/peteleibman

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