Ah, the “dream job.” It’s one of the many terms we hear every day in our young adult lives. If you feel like your time to get your life in order is running out, look no further. Here’s how to get the job of your dreams in the most practical (but still hopeful) way possible.
1. A Mindset In Which Failure Isn’t Even An Option
I believe that everything we recognize as “success” or “achievement” begins with a mindset in which the idea of failure is completely foreign. In this view, all you can envision are the positive outcomes you could see when you simply try. Sure, you’re aware that you could fail, but you pay no attention to that possibility because the chance that you could triumph is more appealing than the reality of failure.
2. Mental Maintenance
Remember that to find your perfect job, you need to constantly have a clear mind. Need to clear your head? Lie down and listen to music, read a book, or think of yourself finding that “perfect fit” job. If looking for a new job that aligns with your passions overwhelms you, put your mind on pause, give yourself permission to breathe, and regroup. After all, you’re of no use to anyone if you can’t think straight. Success is a state of mind, as is the process of earning your dream job. Your mind is your path to success, so when in doubt, air it out.
3. Realistic Hope
Realistic hope is a beautiful merge between practical and positive thinking. I believe this is one of the most powerful beliefs anyone can have as it perfectly exemplifies the power of hoping for the best and preparing for the worst. When you hope realistically, you know that you have every right to be excited to be considered for the dream position and hopeful that you might receive the offer. Still, you also know that you aren’t the only person up for consideration. With realistic hope, you know there’s a slight chance that you might not get the job, but you are excited for what’s to come regardless. Realistic hope encourages us never to give up because even the most difficult moments in our lives happen for a reason.
4. Realizing That Passion Leads to Level of Work Ethic
If you’re as career-oriented as I am, you know that you can’t succeed if you pretend to like the field you’re in. You must be passionate about your field because at the end of the day, your passion determines how hard you work to change your life for the better. If you’re passionate about helping people, for instance, the difficulties of working in the medicinal field may not actually feel challenging because you actually enjoy the work.
If you have enough patience, the steps to success are actually pretty simple. Those little moves you make towards your dream job can eventually progress into something bigger: a fulfilling career.