What you do for work should be what you want to do for life. Every day shouldn’t be a drudge but a new opportunity to tap into your talent, the thing that makes you happy.
If everyone has been given a certain gift or passion for a specific skill or vocation, then everyone should find that special occupation and explore all of the options available in that field.
Once you know your skill, find out where you want to live to do your work. There is a huge world out there, find somewhere you can do what you love in the surroundings you love. What, where, and how much experience you have will dictate your possible salary.
As you are deciding on your future, take those into consideration and check out all of the possibilities.
Discover What Makes You Happy
Considering 85% of people who have been asked (according to Gallup), worldwide say they hate their jobs, it’s time to rethink what you do for a living. Think about it. There’s something, that one thing that you love to do. Look inside for the answers:
- Discover your personal interests
- Look for your natural talents
- Pay attention to what makes you happy
Even if what you love to do requires some education, the basics are already fixed in your soul. Find your passion and explore all of the choices that you have before you. It’s believed that if you love what you do, it won’t feel like work.
Once you know what it is you want to do for a living and for a life, gain the necessary skills, and then turn your attention to where you want to live while you do what you love.
Locate Where You Find Your Happiness
After you solve the great mystery of your future vocation, take your desires a step further and find the perfect location to work and play.
Life is too short not to be happy every day. Don’t work at what you love only to go home at night and spend your downtime somewhere that doesn’t feed your soul.
With the world at your backdoor, take some time to find a wonderful place to live for yourself or raise your family while you are earning your living. It’s a big world and nearly every vocation is available in nearly every country.
Plan For Your Happy Future
Of course, even passion and a desire to relocate aren’t enough to guarantee the job and location of your choice. Job experience, education, and the ability to afford to relocate are all contributing factors.
Start your happy future with the right type of research which includes determining the pay scale for what you want to do and where you want to live. Try this salary estimator to help you discover all of the opportunities before you.
The choices of possible occupations in the world are practically endless. Don’t push your passions and desires aside for what society says is the acceptable way to live. Use what you love and where you have dreamed of living as your guides for the perfect career to realize true happiness and a successful future.
Natural Talent vs. Hard Work
Sometimes it appears that the deck is stacked in favor of “the naturals” i.e. those with a natural talent for a particular skill. In almost every walk of life, we give people with natural talent special attention while those who have worked hard to develop their skills get overlooked.
For example, recent psychological studies have discovered an unconscious bias towards the naturally talented. Which can mean that we often are more likely to consider the performance of naturals as better than the very same performance of hard workers.
Natural talent is often perceived as a key ingredient for a potential top performer.
This prompts us to ask, does natural talent beat hard work?
Basketball coach, Tim Notke once said that “hard work beats talent when talent doesn’t work hard.”
Natural talent is a great starting point, but to attain real success it is imperative to work hard.
Sometimes natural talent is wasted as naturally talented people just don’t have the work ethic required to get ahead. This is especially the case when they are pitted against hard workers who are used to diligently pursuing their career goals.
Perhaps the time has come for a new outlook on the somewhat dated concept of hard work versus natural talent? Maybe we should consider hard work to be a form of talent in its own right, as it is not something of which everyone can do.
In theory, having the determination and ability to work hard towards a goal, is as important a talent as anything else.
As the American football player, Robert Griffin III, once posited: “Hard work beats talent any day, but if you’re talented and work hard, it’s hard to be beat.”
Davitt Corporate Partners have produced an infographic which delves into these questions regarding the relationship between hard work and natural talent.
This highly informative infographic describes the respective benefits of both natural talent and hard work and offers advice on how to cultivate the best of both in yourself and others.