What makes for Career success
If you are in the right career it will give your life a deep sense of satisfaction. Luck plays a part, but it takes a lot of work to achieve a successful career. The harder you work, the luckier you will get!!
Everyone has had jobs that left them feeling empty at the end of the day, and dreading the start of a new work week. You want to find something that is more than just a job or even a career: It’s important to you. You want to look forward to every day at work. Enjoy what you do and you never do a day’s work!
Everything changes when you love your career. This may sound dramatic but it is true. The degree to which career fulfilment is important is different for each person, and also depends what else is going on in your life in terms of family and friends, hobbies and interests. Some people need a successful career to feel whole, while others can manage with less.
We spend a large proportion of our lives at work. From the age of 18 to 65, or even 70, most of us work an average of eight hours a day five days a week. That’s nearly 100,000 hours in an average lifetime. That’s a lot!
So, if you aren’t fulfilled by what you’re doing, it affects your whole attitude to life. An unsatisfying career feels like a prison sentence-you have to face it day after day.
Most of us don’t have a choice about whether to work or not. It provides an income for you and your family; it’s what puts food on the table. It’s a requirement for basic survival. And if you are successful you can afford life’s little luxuries-cars, holidays, nice houses. It’s just a question of how you choose to make that living.
Finding career fulfilment will create a happier existence for you. Your perspective will broaden, shifting away from survival to higher wants and needs.
When you meet someone new, the first topic of conversation is often “What do you do?”. It’s an easy way to break the ice and get to know someone new. So if you’re not happy with your career, it can make social occasions more difficult. When you’re proud of the work you do, it shows. You feel good about yourself, and enjoy the conversation. If you’re embarrassed about your work it can impact on other areas of your life and relationships.
One of the things that hold people back from a successful career is fear. Fear of failure, of being judged, of embarrassment. Some people fear success, because it will mean more responsibility, longer hours, and pressure to perform at a high level. And some people fear change.
Successful people learn from failure, so they don’t fear it but welcome it as part of the learning process. If you never make a mistake, you have never tried hard enough!. Take action and you win either way.
You win if you make a bad decision, because you have an opportunity to learn from your failure and the problems you faced.
You win if you make a good decision and things work out. And you will reap the financial rewards.
Career fulfilment can change your reality and your life. If you want it, create it