Logic Of The Day: 19.02.2018

Do You Love The Work Or The Idea Of The Job?
When I was in high school, I wanted to be a lawyer; it turns out, though, I really just wanted to tell people I was a lawyer.

When I think back to the image I had of my future self in my head, it was a stylish, perfectly-coiffed, professional woman with a no-nonsense attitude and a beautiful brownstone home.
I wanted to wear expensive clothes and win trials, but the thought of reading through mountains of case law and putting in long hours formulating my arguments made me sleepy.

If the image of your future self in a particular career is more exciting to you than the actual career, you need to reevaluate your goals. Yes, there will be good and bad aspects of any job, but the bad parts will seem unbearable if you don’t truly love the work.

Before you commit to an expensive degree or quit your old job, be honest with yourself. How much do you actually know about the profession? Do you know what it takes to be successful? If you answered “not a lot” and “I’m not sure,” I highly suggest you set up a meeting with someone in the field. Ask what an average day looks like; then picture yourself right there too.

Would you be happy? After all, most days are average days.

~ Amanda Grimmet.

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