When we first investigate choosing a career, or indeed a career change, we are often advised the best way is to evaluate what our strengths are, & then analyse what the future market trends might be. Then, the next step would be to set SMART goals for where we want to be in 5, 10 or maybe 20 years down the line; the process is then completed by adding in the fine detail on how we would go about to reach each of these goals, like a sort of ‘life blueprint’.
The downside of such a process is that experience has found that the resultant careers tend to be ones which focus on merely paying the bills, with little passion or drive. In addition to this, frustration will often ensue as we simply don’t know exactly where we want to be in 5 or 10 years; this left-brained linear approach therefore will not work for a majority of people.
However, Positive Psychology Professor Tal Ben Shahar & others have a different approach; see what you find meaningful, decide what general direction you wish to aim & then review what opportunities lie in the near future – rather than some far off point in the distant & invisible future.
See how this right-brained & highly intuitive approach can help best find your life’s passion & purpose by reading further here –