Discussion 57 Alamo: Career vs. Work

Do you understand the difference between finding a job and finding a career? There are times when we are at the end of our rope that we just take a job. Any job. It’s not something we would do if we had the choice, but it will keep the bills paid for right now. That is work. It’s something that you do just to get paid. A career however is something that you enjoy doing all the time that you happen to get paid for. You don’t care about the money because you are excited to get up and get your work day started. So often we chose a job and end up staying there because it’s safe. We know that it’s stable, that a check will be coming regularly. The problem with that is 10 or 15 years down the line something happens to the job and we are at a loss of what to do. We spent so much time working that we forgot what it was that made us passionate about getting up every morning. Ask yourself before you take your next job whether or not you are taking a job or gaining a career. There is nothing wrong with taking a job. It will get you to the next phase, but you should always focus on getting a career. Think of a job as a stepping stone to where you want to be. If you had unlimited money and time what would you do with yourself all day? Travel? Work with children? Maybe work on cars all day. Sometimes our passions are hidden in our hobbies, and we have so much fun doing it that we forget that there is a market for what we love to do. What are you passionate enough about to make a career for yourself?

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