Find Passion for your Work

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Find Passion for your Work:Avoid the 11 Costly Mistakes Career-Seekers Make Without Knowing it Most people spend approximately 25% to over 67% of their waking hours working. Eventually, most  everyone will want to work in a career that they enjoy and are paid well enough to live a prosperous life.  Yet, far too many people end up being miserable in their job and find themselves stuck in a career that they  did not choose. People then get discouraged, produce less, and become disgruntled. Unfortunately, people  then blame themselves or those they work for, when in truth there is rarely anything wrong with them or the  people they work for. Instead, maybe their job selection process is flawed which causes them to fall into the  wrong positions. You have considerable control over selecting the work conditions to get the position you are passionate  about by following these 11 steps. Step #1 Avoid following the normal trial and error career selection process.                  You probably follow  the trial and error path to select your job or career. You take jobs that appear to be the best opportunities and  try them out. You adjust to what your bosses and the companies want in hopes of advancement. You  eventually discover that you are stuck in jobs or careers that you really don't like. You might switch to other  jobs and try them out. But you continue to use the trial and error selection process and you eventually end up  in the same unhappy position. You will want to avoid using the trial and error selection process. Step #2 Avoid following a career path to please others.                                               Many people feel  obligated to follow a career to please others or that they feel they “should” pursue. Spousal influence, peer  pressure, family tradition, parental pressure, societal pressure, and other outside influences are frequently  allowed to dictate career paths. In these situations, you end up working to suit the needs, wants and  expectations of someone other than yourself and deep conflicts arise. These conflicts cause you stress, 
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This note was uploaded on 03/22/2010 for the course GEOMATICS LSGI taught by Professor Kady during the Spring '07 term at Hong Kong Shue Yan.

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