It’s a tough one. Some of us love our jobs while others are just using them to get that all-important paycheck. So what’s a professional to do?
I’ll admit it, I’m lucky. I work for a company that values my writing and editing skills, I use it to motivate me when I come home to write/edit my fiction.
But what about those folks who don’t have a job they love?
Fortunately, there’s an answer. And it’s so easy, anyone can do it!
Work for it. Wherever you are in life, find a way to transition yourself from where you are to where you want to be. Take classes, get certifications. It’s time-consuming and hard work but whoever said this would be easy. In this world of instant gratifications that’s a tall order for some, but not if you really want it.
When you go after something worthwhile, the challenges are going to pop up whether you like it or not. If they don’t, then you’re not trying hard enough.
I flunked out on my initial Business Writing test. Yes. But I took it again and guess what? I passed with a B.
So listen to your heart. What kind of job out there will make you happy? Knowing what you want is the first step to getting it. It’s cliche but so very true.
Then ask yourself if you’re willing to put up with the struggle to get it. If the answer is yes, then you’re on your way to a new future.