I would like to mention that this article might be relevant and more interesting to the dream job seekers or people who are thinking of Career change. We have many interests in the early phases of our lives which we enjoy doing without any one´s pressures or command. As we grow up as adult, we tend to focus on making career in areas of our achieved academic qualifications which is not bad at all. But for some people it might be difficult to pursue career in which they don’t have interest in and they end up changing work very frequently and losing the motivation for work. But have you ever realized that, when you don´t have a way is the way. This may be leading you to focus truly on what you are more interested in and can be better in this field.
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Recently a colleague of mine gave me a book named “What color is your Parachute, 2016” by the author Richard N. Bolles. I was in the verge of changing my job from a Genetic Diagnostic company in Rostock in Germany and this is when I came through this interesting book. This book also helps to figure out who you are as a person and what you want from life. This book has helped me realize many things I never gave attention to and one of the interesting quotes I like, follows as
“You do get to a certain point in life
Where you have to realistically, I think,
Understand that the days are getting shorter.
And you can´t put things off,
Thinking you´ll get to them someday.
If you really want to do them,
You better do them…..
So I ´m very much a believer in knowing
What it is that you love doing
So that you can do a great deal of it.”-Nora Ephron (1941-2012)
An American Psychologist Dr. John L. Holland, from the survey of the job-market, came with the idea that there are basically six people environments, namely Realistic, Investigative, Artistic, social, Enterprising, and Conventional. I believe myself to be an Artistic, Social (who like to work with people- to inform, enlighten, help, train, develop, or cure them or are skilled with words) and Investigative (who like to observe, learn, investigate, analyze, evaluate and solve problems) and prefer to work along with such type of people. What kind of footprint do we want to leave on the Earth, after our journey here is done? If we are able to figure out then we are on our way to defining our life as having purpose and a mission.
During my days of work in a company as a Database curator I experienced waves of strong emotions to find my real interests and know what it is I love to do. I started writing often and was more interested in personal development approaches like reading books (philosophical, spiritual, self-help etc.), trying to be in nature as much as possible, talking more about my waves of emotions with my husband, started enjoying solitude and giving more time in self – care, journaling, meditation and started being more aware of my likes and dislikes. After the end of job contract after 2 years I was not working at all, and started applying again as a Biologist which is my academic qualification. My application was being rejected always, I landed on some interviews but was not hired at all. It was very heart breaking to not to be employed and was facing rejection from everywhere and was morally down. During this time of searching for job, I started writing more often until the time I came to realize that writing is what I love to do and am decently good and could improve to make it a career. I started getting encouragement from my husband, relatives and some friends which made me realize that I want to write full time and see how it will improve in the future.
I came to a realization that when I didn´t have the way, was the way when I found my interest in writing. At the end of this article I would like to mention another quotes from the same book which follows as:
What is success?
To laugh often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people
And the affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics
And endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty;
To find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better, whether by
A healthy child, a garden patch
Or a redeemed social condition;
To know even once life has breathed
easier because you have lived;
This is to have succeeded.
-Bessie Anderson Stanley (1879-1952)
Traditionally attributed to Ralph Waldo Emerson (1803-1882)
It is when you don´t have a way is the way we have to realize.