How to create a fulfilling career
How to create a fulfilling career has been one of my most requested topics lately. Career development is such a rich and complex subject, however, that I canít do it justice with a single article. Consequently, Iíve decided to devote a new series of articles to it.
Over the next several days, Iíll be writing specifically on the subject of career, especially on how to choose and transition to the right career for you. I havenít decided in advance how long this series will be, but Iíll write whatever it takes to cover the topic thoroughly. Iím going to try to keep the articles in this series shorter than usual, so itís easier for you to pinpoint the specific subtopics that are relevant to you.
Here are my goals for this series:
Do you find, build, or create a career?
As the title of this article suggests, a fulfilling career is something you create. It isnít something you just find, since the word ďfindĒ implies a passive role on your part, as if your ideal career is already out there somewhere, and you simply need to locate it. You can find a job, but I donít think itís accurate to say that you can find a fulfilling careerÖ unless perhaps you get really lucky.
Similarly, I wouldnít use the phrase ďbuild a career,Ē since to me that implies that youíll follow an established blueprint and knock out a career via some sort of cookie cutter manufacturing process. While professional growth is a key part of any meaningful career, your career is uniquely your own, and the construction process will be very personal.
I prefer the word ďcreateĒ because the development of a truly fulfilling career is a highly creative endeavor, and you are the ultimate creator. Cultivating a good career is like creating the Mona Lisa. The right tools and strategies will only get you partway there ó the soul of the artist is necessary to create something worthwhile.
A career thatís uniquely you
When you succeed in creating a fulfilling career, it will be uniquely you. Your career will absolutely ooze with your own creative self-expression. It may take the external form of a job, a business, a web site, volunteer work, or some other entity, but it will never be generic because you are not a generic person. The right career will be so ridiculously you that if you thought about replacing yourself with someone else, it just wouldnít make sense.
Consider the career path of the Three Stooges. You couldnít just substitute some random actors for the roles of Moe, Larry, and Curly and have it turn out basically the same. No one can be Moe, Larry, and Curly except Moe, Larry, and Curly. If you sub in a different actor, you get something entirely new that ideally reflects that personís own unique creative expression. While some people didnít like Shemp (Moe and Curlyís brother who joined the trio after Curly suffered a stroke), personally I thought he was very funny and talented because he expressed himself uniquely and didnít try to be a Curly stand-in. Some fans even liked Shemp better. When the trio later resorted to Curly look-alikes such as Joe DeRita, it didnít quite work. Ultimately thereís only one person who could fill the role of Curly, and everyone else who tried to be Curly ultimately came up short.
You are the star of your own career path. Donít make the mistake of trying to copy someone elseís path. Learn to tap into your inner Curly and express that which is uniquely you. You canít follow in another personís footsteps, and no one else will be able to follow in yours.
Our aim behind xHow2.com is to straighten old and new beliefs in the world of self-help. We give forward and directive steps on how to carry a successful life, relationships, social life, public etc. We have been empowering and giving tips to both married and unmarried people on how to build successful relationships and on the other hand understanding their feelings and getting rid of unwanted ones.