There are many individuals who are stuck in boring and stimulating jobs, and cannot see themselves ever escaping that work environment. And for whatever reason they become cemented into what I call “sweet jail”. In some cases they probably do not even know what made them choose that particular line of work in the first place.
Then there are individuals from certain ethnic cultures whose careers have been decided by their parents or grandparents. I know a person who always wanted to become an artist but her parents felt her being a lawyer seemed was much more praiseworthy in the community.
At times it is okay to have just a job to pay the bills, but in the long term you should be seeking a viable career that you are passionate about.
If you are still not sure then ask yourself the following questions:
- What is my purpose in life?
- What am I passionate about?
- What career would I choose if I had only a year to live? (and had to work).
When you find your true calling than a job will not be just a job. It will be a profession which you are passionate about, and succeed no matter what are the obstacles.
There are no easy solutions to finding your ideal career. It takes a lot of time, patience and soul searching. If you are going work one third of your life, then you better find something that you are thrilled about every day!