The most popular question a child may answer before seven years of age is,
“What do you want to be when you grow up?”
Children normally reply with professions seen in their immediate family, neighborhood or on television. Look back on how you replied to that question. Are you doing what you wanted to do when you were seven years old? If not, it is perfectly fine. At seven years old I thought it was more interesting being a ballerina than a writer. Going through life, we experience different things that should give us insight on different aspects of life to figure out what we really want to do as a career.
It is ideal to have that career choice down and in the making once the age of twenty-three hits, or at least by college graduation.Although, with the economy struggling, companies closing business, and financial aid budget cuts, it is hard to achieve that career goal as easily. Living paycheck to paycheck isn’t uncommon amongst the average working class citizen.
Once the real world gains a hold on you, you may forget about what you’re passionate about and just focus on getting through each day. There has to be a motivation to drive you to your happiness in success. Think about what you love to do and your level of passion for it.
If need be would you work long hours to do that special talent of yours? Would you stay awake late and wake up extremely early to exude your skills for something you’re passionate about? Write a list of things you are passionate about and what careers can derive from those skills you have. Consult with close supporters about how to tackle your goals and achieve them.
“Your work is going to fill a large part of your life, and the only way to be truly satisfied is to do what you believe is great work. And the only way to to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking, and don’t settle. As with all matters of the hear, you’ll know when you find it,”
Steve Jobs (Entrepreneur,Marketer, Co-Founder and CEO of Apple Inc.)
If you’re not doing that fun job you said you’d have when you were seven, it is not too late. It takes time being a grown up.
I even made a dedicated space in my apartment for my work!