Do we have to follow a conventional career path?
Lot has changed in recent times, and traditional career paths are becoming less stable, and unreliable in the long run. Traditionally we get educated in a profession and then find a job and aspire to reach to the heights of that profession/company/industry.
However, times have changed, everything is evolving at a rapid pace and in a different directions.
We can no longer afford to be so engrossed in our day to day job to lose sight of significant changes coming our way.
A radically different and agile approach is needed to find a reliable and inspiring career.
Each one of us has unique abilities, and there are many creative ways to capitalize on them. If you follow a systematic process to uncover your talents and strengths; you will find a wide range of exciting possibilities uniquely available to you.
In a connected world with so many technological and social advances, you can make it happen faster than you think. You don't need to force yourself to fit into prescribed careers; it is advantageous to differentiate.
It is easier than ever to craft yourself a profession which is lucrative, meaningful, engaging and total fun.
Yes, it is possible! You need to commit to the process of crafting it and evolving it for yourself. Let your talents take the lead, do some research, and your imagination will find abundant ways to be successful.
Once you know what you are capable of and what your aspirations are, you will adjust your course. May be you will be certain that you are on right ladder and just need to accelerate more. Maybe you will find that you are on a wrong ladder or your ladder is leaning against a wrong wall.
There is no point in wasting effort climbing a wrong ladder only to bump against a glass ceiling.
In any case, best approach is to elevate yourself in a career utilizing your talents.
Let go of the ladders; be busy elevating yourself to the height of your unique genius!
Find out more about the systematic process to elevate yourself here.
There was an era where people went on long voyages to find "fantasy land", a land with abundant resources, and freedom.
We are now in the era where we desire "fantasy time", an abundant, uninterrupted, and long stretch of time where there are no distractions, no obligations, and no commitments.
We tell ourselves, that will be the time when I will embark on my dreams, finish my unfinished projects, pick up my hobbies, read that book, go on that trip, and find that special someone.
We delude ourselves that unless we have guaranteed long stretches of time available to us, there is no point in starting to work on our dreams.
Like a mirage, the fantasy time eludes us, and we think, "It is coming. I will have time after this project is released, or when the kids start going to school, or after I get the house in order...". The fantasy time seems to linger on the horizon, but it is never here.
However, life is full of surprises. Expect the unexpected! When you are just about to do something that your heart truly desires, something unexpected will arise: the toilet will overflow, the kids will fall sick, the project deadline will extend.
There you go again! Dealing with the reality while indulging in the illusion of fantasy time. But fantasy time is just that, a fantasy! The reality of time is now.
Life needs to be lived in now, amidst of it all.
Yes! You need to start that venture, you need to pick up that hobby, and you need to call that special someone, regardless of what is going on.
Long stretches of uninterrupted time do not happen organically; one needs to create them consciously.
You have two ways to create time.
Commit yourself to create time for your dreams.
It makes a difference. You will start seeing your dream turning into reality. It may take time, like a slowly downloading file over a very slow internet connection, but what matters is that your vision is manifesting!
Stop waiting for fantasy time and start creating time for your dreams.
Ask yourself often, "If not now, then when?"