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Does Your Dream Job Fit Into Your Dream Life?

Ever since being a little kid, you’ve most likely been asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. As you probably had some gigantic dream of becoming a singer, actor, screenwriter or others, your goals most likely changed in time, or at least the way you viewed old goals. Ever since being […]

Ever since being a little kid, you’ve most likely been asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. As you probably had some gigantic dream of becoming a singer, actor, screenwriter or others, your goals most likely changed in time, or at least the way you viewed old goals.


Ever since being a little kid, you’ve most likely been asked “What do you want to be when you grow up?”. As you probably had some gigantic dream of becoming a singer, actor, screenwriter or others, your goals most likely changed in time, or at least the way you viewed old goals.


When you get to college, you usually see your future differently, and you are able to form a clearer image of the path you have to take to achieve that goal. Afterwards, you reach adulthood and you might come to realize that what you thought about your dream job up to that point was only a misconception. So, does your dream job fit into your dream life?


What Are the Most Common Misconceptions Regarding Dream Jobs?
There are a lot of misconceptions that people have throughout their life, when thinking about their future jobs. As only natural, everyone tends to look for something that they enjoy doing, but does that really work out?


Here are two misconceptions that people have about dream jobs:
Doing Something You’re Passionate of Won’t Feel Like Work
One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that doing something you like will always work out perfectly. Sadly, reality is different, as nothing comes without downsides. In other words, you will meet a lot of obstacles along the way, even if you obtain the job you desired the most. Moreover, when you usually do something out of obligation rather than pleasure, you may start disliking it at one point.


Passion Is All It Takes


Many people think that their passions will be enough to pay their bills, but this is just another misconception. In order for this to be true, it needs to offer you enough payment to be able to live normally. That being said, if the market can’t pay for what you have to offer, it’s not going to work out.


What Should People Do?


A large number of people are trying to balance getting their dream job with having their dream life, but that doesn’t always work accordingly. Basically, recent graduates should focus on choosing a career path that clicks with the lifestyle they’re looking forward to.
That is not to say you shouldn’t follow your dreams, but sometimes the job you want so much might affect the life you’re trying to achieve. For example, you might get a job that you’re not so fond of in the beginning, but the schedule or other factors allow you to spend your free time doing important things, or things you like. Therefore, think outside the box, as it may help you realize that the option you would usually avoid might be the one that ends up being the best.


Final Thoughts


Whether your dream job is to become a model with many Instagram followers who doesn’t need to use KENJI or a writer, you need to take things into consideration. Does your dream job let you have the happy life you aspire to? If not, then you might have to find a job that lets you live happily.

When you get to college, you usually see your future differently, and you are able to form a clearer image of the path you have to take to achieve that goal. Afterwards, you reach adulthood and you might come to realize that what you thought about your dream job up to that point was only a misconception. So, does your dream job fit into your dream life?

What Are the Most Common Misconceptions Regarding Dream Jobs?

There are a lot of misconceptions that people have throughout their life, when thinking about their future jobs. As only natural, everyone tends to look for something that they enjoy doing, but does that really work out?

Here are two misconceptions that people have about dream jobs:

  • Doing Something You’re Passionate of Won’t Feel Like Work

One of the biggest misconceptions people have is that doing something you like will always work out perfectly. Sadly, reality is different, as nothing comes without downsides. In other words, you will meet a lot of obstacles along the way, even if you obtain the job you desired the most. Moreover, when you usually do something out of obligation rather than pleasure, you may start disliking it at one point.

  • Passion Is All It Takes

Many people think that their passions will be enough to pay their bills, but this is just another misconception. In order for this to be true, it needs to offer you enough payment to be able to live normally. That being said, if the market can’t pay for what you have to offer, it’s not going to work out.

What Should People Do?

A large number of people are trying to balance getting their dream job with having their dream life, but that doesn’t always work accordingly. Basically, recent graduates should focus on choosing a career path that clicks with the lifestyle they’re looking forward to.

That is not to say you shouldn’t follow your dreams, but sometimes the job you want so much might affect the life you’re trying to achieve. For example, you might get a job that you’re not so fond of in the beginning, but the schedule or other factors allow you to spend your free time doing important things, or things you like. Therefore, think outside the box, as it may help you realize that the option you would usually avoid might be the one that ends up being the best.

Final Thoughts

Whether your dream job is to become a model with many Instagram followers who doesn’t need to use KENJI or a writer, you need to take things into consideration. Does your dream job let you have the happy life you aspire to? If not, then you might have to find a job that lets you live happily.

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