My work is to support others in figuring out a career path that they love, which I happen to love doing.
Some days I have my doubts though.
I wonder if the world is really so beautifully choreographed that the exact level of demand for any one profession meets the supply of talent and interest in the world.
I wonder if there’s money in following your passion.
I wonder if the sacrifices that often come with changing careers or pursuing a dream are actually worth it.
I wonder if the noble ideal of work that both plays to a person’s strengths and makes a difference in the world is foolish. Perhaps the old adage of ‘it’s called work for a reason’ holds more weight.
Some days I have my doubts. I’d be lying if I said I didn’t.
I do know a couple of things though.
I know that we have this one life to live.
I know that people who go after what they want are much more likely to get it than people who don’t try at all.
I know that there are people making a living doing all types of work, and that there are high income earners in many fields.
I know that not all compensation is monetary.
I know that there’s plenty of work to be done in the world.
I know that getting engrossed in a project is work at it’s best.
And finally, I know that you have a unique contribution to make to this world. I’d prefer to stand on the side of supporting you in bringing your dreams to life rather than standing among murky, common doubts.
That’s my choice.