A friend asked my opinion about a decision that she has to make: Will you choose a job that gives financial stability or a job that gives you personal fulfillment?
A lot of people our age might also find themselves in this predicament.
One of the greatest desires of human beings is to do something they truly love and feel passionate about, and get paid generously for it. However, it is not easy to find the job that marries the two conditions.
Some say you must choose a job you love doing for the rest of your life, and the money will eventually follow. Others who look to the practical side of things, recommend choosing a job that would rake in the cash, and soon you’ll afford to choose a job you really like.
Both arguments have a point. But how will you know which path to take?
If it is obligatory for you to earn as much as you can (like if you are supporting a family), go for the job that will give you financial stability. But give yourself a realistic deadline as to how long you’ll be taking that job. You should have enough time to save up so you can go back to doing what you really love without jeopardizing obligations. Also, don’t discount the possibility that you might learn to love the job and find fulfillment in it through time. It’s one of life’s wonderful surprises.
If you have the privilege to go for the job that you really like, then do so. If the time comes when you have to switch jobs to earn more later on, at least you’re able to what it is that you enjoy.
Most importantly, before making any decisions, pray for guidance from up above so that He may lead you to your rightful career.
Everybody has something, that one thing they must do to feel happy. I think this is yours, and I want you to be happy. You don’t have to do it, but it’s here if you choose to come back to it.
— Ilona Andrews, Magic Bleeds