Choosing a Career, Money and Passion: A Simple Advice

You know what?
There is too much noise in the world that we find it difficult to hear our inner voice.

We listen to the voices of others and cannot differentiate our voice from the crowd.

That is the world we now live in.
And this has affected our lives greatly.

I am now referring to our career.
We choose a career based on how lucrative and not on the impact we want to make.

Do not argue it.

You are guilty of this.

We now live our lives based on statistics not on purpose.
And that is the truth.

You know this, I know this; we know this.

But could there be any negative effect on that?

And yes there is more danger in listening to the world and not listening to your inner voice.

That is what I am going to emphasize here.
           
Many people now search for “most lucrative career, courses” on the internet.
And have someone with no achievement feed them nonsense and mislead them.

I have been there before.

While in secondary school, I would always search for most lucrative jobs, career, to decide on what career path to follow.

And the result was that I ended up being more confused.

I neglected my passion and chased money.

And I was back to where I started from.

So how should you choose a career?

Simple answer – passion and impact.

Ask yourself questions like this:

What is my passion?

Okay you can guess from the title that this was where I was heading to.

But do you know that as simple as this sound, many people fail at doing this.
Yes they get it wrong at this point.

Some say that; choose a career that is lucrative and make it your passion.

Hell NO!

That would only destroy things the more.

You can choose a career based on money and job availability and even make some reasonable amount when doing it, but you will never be able to make impact in that field.

Not a curse.

And do not get me wrong.

You need to understand what being successful means.

You can be making a good monthly income through that job but that does not mean you are successful.

Okay, let me explain it this way.

If you are passionate about being a Doctor, you make money and also make an Impact.

But if you choose that career path because of money, you make money only not impact.

Here is the thing:

You might say making money is the main thing, right?
I would not agree.

It is less about making money , and more about making impact.

If you take your time and list out the great men and women, there is something common:

They are passionate about what they do.

At the point of death, they are willing to stand by it.

If you do not stand for something, you will fall for anything.



What impact do I want to make?

People who make impact in this present world are people with dreams.

Here is the thing:

If you choose a career path just for money, you might never get it.

If you are bent on making impact, people will flood around you with money.

That is how simple it is.

What do you want to be known for?
Yes if you know this, then you will work towards it.
There is a common trend, people facing great difficulties tend to become more successful than others.

WHY?

This is not far-fetched.
They know what they want and are ready to give what it takes to get it.
Malala is just a perfect example of this.
Malala is the youngest Nobel Laureate (age 18). She is from Pakistan and she is the girl who stood up for education.
She was shot by the Taliban who opposed girls education in Pakistan.
But because of her determination to study and succeed, she was awarded the Nobel Laureate for peace.

This is the perfect example of standing for something and making impact.
One morning in 1995, twelve-year-old Craig Kielburger was flipping through a newspaper, looking for the comics, and he happened to see a headline about the murder of a boy named Iqbal who was about Craig’s own age.

Craig read about how Iqbal had been sold into slavery in South Asia at the age of four and spent six years chained to a carpet-making machine, working day and night.
Iqbal had escaped, told his story to the world, and started fighting against child slavery. Now, the story said, Iqbal had been killed to stop his campaign for freedom.

That terrible story touched something in Craig, and he determined to pick up Iqbal’s cause and work to free children from slavery, poverty, and ignorance.
It was a big ambition for a twelve-year-old, but Craig says Iqbal’s story proved that the bravest voice could live in the smallest body.

So, Craig cut the article out of the paper, took it to his school in Thornhill, Ontario, and asked his classmates if they wanted to help. Eleven other kids put their hands up . . . and that was the start of the group Craig called “Free The Children.”
Together, they set out to raise funds, tell people about the plight of child slaves worldwide, and - above all - to help those children get the freedom and education they
needed. Craig’s friends told other friends, parents, teachers . . . the word spread quickly and Free The Children grew by leaps and bounds.

Soon, they were working with other groups in third world countries, getting support from companies and associations, and creating their own education and development programs. Today, Free The Children is the world’s largest network of children helping children through education.
There are more than one million youth involved in forty-five countries worldwide.
They build schools, provide clean water and health care, and fight against the abuse and neglect of children . . . everything to make life better for other children and youth.


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