Originally Posted by Get Inspired Today
Well, you definitely got the last part right -- you're not alone. Not only that, but you're lucky that this is your problem. I say that because there are literally thousands of books on the topic. One book that helped me see things a different way was Finding Work That Matters by Mark Albion. If you're not reading anything right now about this challenge in your life then pick it up.
Furthermore, focus on doing what you want to do and find satisfying. Doing something for money is a poor reason. You'll probably just end up with more money and less happiness. The reality is if you're doing work you legitimately enjoy you will naturally excell at it much more so than if you force yourself to get it at just to pay the bills and wait for the next vacation. Don't you think there's a better way to live?
i'll pick up this book, thanks for your input. unfortunately i'm an only child and my dreams don't coincide with what my mom finds acceptable. she's the oldest of 4 siblings, and has always kind of been responsible for everyone so naturally she helps everyone, but it gets to the point where she think she knows better than anyone else. my dream job ever since i was a kid was to be an animal trainer at seaworld. i'm drafting a letter to send out to the company to express my interest and what i need to do to make this dream happen, however, it would only be a short-term career. they want young healthy people. it's tough to let this one go, because it would be a lot of work without the guarantee of getting the job. after i hear from them about what needs to be done i'll make my decision though. Since I was pretty much forced into getting a business related degree, I'm trying to find a way to use it. I really like the thought of working for TOMS Shoes, which is a very philanthropic company. It's all confusing now, but opportunities will present themselves. Thanks again.