Your career and subsequent career success are more than just the job title you currently have. It is also more than just your dream job or position.
Your career can be described as a series of jobs that are related to each other and which grow in complexity. Consequently, making educational and career choices are not once-off processes because both jobs and people evolve. For this reason, making these choices should not be seen as an all-or-nothing decision, but rather part of an evolving process. Therefore measuring your career success to a certain job or role would be pointless.
How well do you manage your career success?
Instead, your career is more of a path you will follow through your life. Your interests might shift, your priorities might change and your opportunities might guide you in a different direction.
“Careers are a jungle gym, not a ladder.”
However, how you approach your career path through the years might be the secret to growing it to something more than a job. There are so many quotes from successful people on career success, opportunities and managing expectations. One thing they all seem to have in common is the importance of doing what you love.
“The only way to do a great job is to love what you do.”Steve Jobs
However, there is one aspect of this that might be often overlooked. Doing what we love often results in burn-out. Why? Well if you love it so much you tend to put all your energy and most of your time into the work.
Therefore, even when you love what you do, make sure to strife for balance. However, always strive to do what you love and you’ll love what you do.
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