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Howdoyouknowthatyou'reontherightcareerpath?

Viktorya
3mo Philadelphia, Pennsylvania, United States Question

This is something that I have been wondering a lot about lately and would love some input. 

Is it true that your career should be something that you would do even as a hobby? 

If you have hobbies that are nothing like your job, does that mean you're in the wrong field? 

I'd love to hear any ideas you may have on this! :) 

5 comments

  • Maddy Bernstein
    3mo ago

    This is a great question, and the answer is always evolving as your dreams change and shift based on life circumstances, desires, etc. Ideally, I think a job you love is one where you don't watch the hours go by. A way to tell your passion is to ask yourself, 'what keeps you up late at night and what gets you out of bed in the morning' the answer to that question is more than likely where your passion lies. It's true that not all get to do their dream job, but it is possible to find a job that incorporates some of your passions/gifts. Does this help?

    This is a great question, and the answer is always evolving as your dreams change and shift based on life circumstances, desires, etc. Ideally, I think a job you love is one where you don't watch the hours go by. A way to tell your passion is to ask yourself, 'what keeps you up late at night and what gets you out of bed in the morning' the answer to that question is more than likely where your passion lies. It's true that not all get to do their dream job, but it is possible to find a job that incorporates some of your passions/gifts. Does this help?

    • Viktorya
      3mo ago

      Thank you very much for your helpful response, Maddy! I didn't think about determining which passions/gifts could be best used in a job- you're right, it could be hard to find something that suits ALL of one's interests. The "all or nothing" approach can definitely be detrimental to success, now that I think about it

      Thank you very much for your helpful response, Maddy! I didn't think about determining which passions/gifts could be best used in a job- you're right, it could be hard to find something that suits ALL of one's interests. The "all or nothing" approach can definitely be detrimental to success, now that I think about it

  • Maddy Bernstein
    3mo ago

    It's never too late to make a shift though! That's what I believe anyway.

    It's never too late to make a shift though! That's what I believe anyway.

  • Gabriela Motroc
    Gabriela Motroc Mogul Influencer | Editor @JAXenterCOM & JAX Magazine | IYF Chair of Press Commission
    3mo ago

    Hobbies have (usually) nothing to do with your job. So don't be scared if you like your hobby more than you like your job — many people experience this

    Hobbies have (usually) nothing to do with your job. So don't be scared if you like your hobby more than you like your job — many people experience this

    • Viktorya
      3mo ago

      Thank you Gabriela, that is very comforting to hear !

      Thank you Gabriela, that is very comforting to hear !


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Viktorya is a 24-year old coffee addict and researcher navigating life in the city of brotherly love. She enjoys art, science, yoga, and running, especially towards [...]

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