CAREER DEVELOPMENT / MAY. 06, 2016
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3 Reasons Why It’s Worth Chasing Your Dream Career

Having passion for work is powerful and it should never be underestimated. And you should always follow your dreams. Make sure that you pursue that career.

It’s a constant in the professional world that some people will wholeheartedly believe that one should chase their dreams while others believe that pursuing passions is illogical and a childish illusion. Both sides have their merits of course; the more conservative believe that so long as you focus on doing something that you are good at you have more chance of becoming a success, which makes sense because of the economy. But the other side, the dreamers, are also right because we only get one life, and if we don’t do our best to make it worth living, then we are cheating ourselves out of happiness.

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The reality is that much like anything else in life, pursuing your dream career is a risk. Nobody can guarantee the outcome, and there are is a good chance that you’ll fail because the world is not always receptive to our dreams and passions. But should you let that stop you from chasing your dream career? Even if you don’t make it, won’t the ride be an experience itself? Knowing that you have given your all and that you’ve put your best effort forward has its own rewards and even if these are not monetary, the sensation of having been true to yourself is a reward in itself.

Below we explore the reasons why it’s worth chasing your dream career. Go through them and let us know if they have convinced you to take the risk.

1. It Makes Life Worth Living

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As cliché as it sounds the reality is that we’ve only got one life to live, and we should make the most of it. Taking risks and following your passions are just one way to stay true to yourself, and they make life worth living.

It may seem odd to risk your financial stability and your future prospects simply because you are passionate about something, and you want to make it your living, but if your career is your priority then there’s really no other way to find happiness.

Take the risk and know that happiness doesn’t always lie with money, rather it lies with a job that makes us happy and that is meaningful to us.

2. You Will Be an Inspiration to Others

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These days only a few people are willing to take big risks in their lives, this is unfortunate as it makes younger generations think that happiness can be achieved only through financial stability, but if you’re passionate about something then you know that happiness lies in doing something that you truly love.

Take heart in pursuing your dreams by knowing that leading the life you lead you are an inspiration to other people around you who may be too frightened to take a risk themselves. Inspire them to want to achieve greatness and set them on the path that will lead them to a meaningful life.

3. It Will Make You Proud

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We spent much of our lives trying to please others, whether it’s our parents, our bosses, our teachers, etc., but the reality is that we are only accountable to ourselves. You are the only one who should judge your decisions and if following your dreams makes you feel right then perhaps that’s what you should be doing.

We should all be looking to make ourselves proud because that’s the only way to derive the strength and the will to push forward.

See Also: Why Building Your Dream Career is an Internal Job

Following your career dreams may seem like a cliché in this day and age, but the reality is that if you want to lead a meaningful life, then you need to do what feels right in your heart.

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