Wednesday, May 9, 2007

What To Do With Your Life

It's that time of year again, graduation season. Time to don the robe and walk down the isle and into your new life filled with fame and fortune right? Not for most of us. Most recent college grads have no idea what to do with their life. One of the first things on most people's mind when they are searching for a job is salary. Whether you are going to be slingin' burgers at a fast food joint or sportin' the pinstripes and ties in some Fortune 500 company executive suite, that salary is what is going to pay the bills and put a roof over your head. With that being said, and without undermining the importance of a decent wage, that paycheck you will be getting is not the most important thing to think about when searching for a job: happiness, fulfillment, and passion are.

That might sound like the view of an idealist at first glance, but I can't stress the importance of these attributes. My father used to tell me when I was young to find something I loved to do and make a living out of it and I would be a better person for it. I had no idea what he meant at the time, but I am starting to figure it out. What he meant was that you don't have to have a mansion with a pool and 4 Mercedes-Benzes to be happy, you just had to find out what you were passionate about which made you happy and fulfilled you.

Want to know what to do with your life? It's simple: find what you are passionate about and discover a way to make a living at it. The hard part: easier said than done!
Another Good Article about this topic at Get Rich Slowly

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