Everyone has a dream job but not everyone grows up doing their dream job. But why can’t all of us do things that we love?
Because Money is Important
After graduating, most of us starting sending resumes and attending interviews. It wasn’t easy getting an interview, much more a job. Then we are starting to lose patience, faith, and confidence. We stopped trying to find a job that we want and settled for a job that we can do.
And the work that we found kept us busy whole day. We started to work at least 8 hours a day, 5 days a week. And other than work, we also spend time on food, on travel, and on sleep. What’s left of our time were used for household chores, entertainment, family, and friends. Even our rest days were occupied with activities that we couldn’t afford to do on weekdays. Because work has taken up the bulk of our time.
Because Practice Makes Perfect
And at that moment, we have forgotten about our dream job, the job that we had wanted to do. We started settling down in our new environment, in the new job that we found. We started earning money, being able to afford things we weren’t used to. And we started building relationships in the workplace.
Maybe when we started working, we faced difficulties in doing the job well. However, over time, work became easier as we get better and better at doing it. In the process, we gained new knowledge and skills to perform the job well. And we began liking it. In fact, we are happy doing it.
Realizing a Dream Job
And if that is not a dream job, what is? Getting a dream job means getting a job that you know what you will be doing, capable of doing it and happy doing it. Isn’t that what we wanted? To do something that we like, good at doing it and happy doing it?
Then I realized we don’t have a dream job, we only have an idea of what we wanted to do. We didn’t want to be a programmer, we wanted to create programs. We didn’t want to be a designer, we wanted to design. But you don’t have to be a programmer to create programs, and you don’t have to be a designer to design.
Besides, there are probably more than one thing in our life that we wanted to do, that we can do and that we will be happy doing it. If you were given the opportunity to do what you always wanted to do, that’s ideal. If you weren’t, that’s fine too. Because your current job may become your dream job one day.
Finding Your Dream Job
If after working for some time and you realized that weren’t what you wanted to do. Then start looking for a job that you want to do and don’t hit on every job that you find. Getting a dream job is often more attainable than you think. It might take you some time, but I think it’s worth the wait. Be patient, be realistic and be open-minded.