You study hard in college and it lands you a steady, decent paying job. But when someone asks you what you do for a living, you cringe. If you find yourself constantly dreading that question, it could be time to look for a new profession.
The way you feel about what you do is incredibly important. Many worry about how their profession looks to others, but the only person who needs to be proud of what you do, is you. Drew Hendricks at Inc. describes one of the tell-tale signs that you aren’t as proud as you should be:
You dread getting asked what you do. It’s the most common first-date and icebreaker conversation starter, but if you’re internally rolling your eyes and trying to get past the subject right away, that’s a sign you’re unhappy.
When you dive in to college you make a decision that could affect your career path for the rest of your life. But just because you picked a major at 18 and stuck with it doesn’t mean that you can only do that one thing. If you feel stuck, only you can fix it, but you have to change your thought process and believe that you’re capable. Not everyone is in the position to pursue their passions or dreams, but there is something out there that you can enjoy doing and be proud of.
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