Many of us are focusing on getting into the workforce and just receive paycheck twice a month. But is that how we should look at the world of work? I am always reminded by a cogent quotation about passion at work – “Build your own dreams, or someone else will hire you to build theirs.” – Farrah Gray. This somehow fuels my strong conviction not to settle on doing things for a stack of pennies. There is more to work than just landing a job. There are careers we can all build in the span of our life – so start building your career today!
A Career Is A Job Nourished By Passion
Finding your job is never enough. Somehow, you have to grow in what you do to build your career. If you can learn how to love any job and fit what you are passionate about in what you do, it is no question that you already found the starting line of your career. Give room for passion in your job and watch how it prospers to be your very career. Give focus on building your career with passion in your job.
Working on a digital marketing company, I was able to hone my passion on helping people get their stuff out there on a competitive society. I did not see myself in marketing before I entered the company even though I was aware that giving others a platform to share their ideas and values injects me sheer joy more than I can explain. Eventually, I learned how to take my passion and squeeze it into what I do in the company. Find a job and grow your passion.
“Doing what you love and feeling passionate about your work only goes so far.” – Kathy Foltner
A Career Is A Job Sustained By Productivity
Without producing a valuable converts within you and your world, your job cannot evolve into a career. You get to stay in your career and grow when you can keep up with the demand of quality results. Productivity matters on your career growth. You can’t buy a career from the streets nor can you pick them along the wayside.
When your spinoff is worthy of any price, you get an edge to shape your job into a career. Remember, career is all about value. Once your value in the society is established as you are building your career, blow a word and it becomes a raw decree to your audience. Career is produced strongly from consistent value.
A Career Is A Job Secured By Persistence
A job may last for a day. But career shall pierce through time and space. You don’t get a career overnight. Everyone needs to persist and overcome hindrances along the way. A good beginning should be paired with a good ending – that is building your career, for real.
Do not give up on your dreams when you think you cannot reach them from where you are. No one gets to any fulfillment of their dream when they stop. As what Farrah Gray said, I say do not settle working on a job just to build anyone else’s dream. Work because you have your dream. God gave you a dream. If I have given up on my God-given dreams, I will not be here writing this to you. So keep on dreaming and work on your dream.
A Career Is A Job Directed By Purpose
“The two most important days in your life are the day you are born and the day you find out why.” We only go round and round on our job hopping because we lack direction on where to really head on. There is no wrong on try things out unless you excessively make it a hobby.
Ultimately, setting up a direction is solely founded on your purpose. Why do you set yourself out on a journey of building a career? The way you answer this question shall depict your journey towards career peak. I believe we are purposely put into this Earth. Find out the purpose and curve your road towards that. You can have it as a calling might as well. I answered the call, so will you? We all have a role to play and that might be in a career.
Wherever we are, be passionate, productive, persistent and purposeful on our work. A job comes before career. But as you get a job, find your passion and produce value. Your passion is inseparable from your very purpose. That same purpose will secure your career as you excel in what you’re born to do.
That is what building your career is all about. It is no more about the momentary paycheck. It is about a lifelong payoff. No matter how long and rough the road is, you keep on moving. It’s time to shift our mind from a “just job” thinker to a “passionate, productive, persistent, purposeful career” thinker. Now, I am building a career path through my own brand, Nile On Weekends. Should you need help on personal and leadership development, branding, marketing and blogging, let me know!
This is why I have been tirelessly sharing insights with peers, friends, and circles. Leaders are career thinkers. They look towards a long-term path. This gave birth to Leadership Development Bootcamp by Nile on Weekends. Should you want to experience this, a minimum of five (5) people, let us hit that road! Let us grow together!