Guest post by Anna Dworaczynska (learn more about Anna at the end of this post)
Do you wake up each morning with a clear picture of what you want to accomplish today and can’t wait for the day to begin?
One of the ways to find out if you are pursuing the right career is to ask yourself whether you would you continue working for free or with little compensation. In 201 Trump Secrets of a Rich Mindset, Donald Trump said ‘‘Follow your passion. You are much more likely to became rich by doing something you love.’’ I could not agree with that statement more. You need to be passionate about your career if you want to succeed.
I have interviewed many people who became highly successful in their careers, people from various backgrounds, but they all had one thing in common: true passion for what they were doing, despite sacrifice needed to achieve what they wanted.
Recently, I have been investing a lot of time in determining whether I have passion for what I currently do. Although teaching others can be rewarding, I know now I am not passionate about it. It doesn’t fulfill me the way writing does. I have only returned to writing recently, but I know I am going to pursue my career in this direction when I leave Moscow in January.
We all deserve to live and work in an environment that nourishes and allows us to grow professionally, but do we all live that way? Do you love what you do?
About the Author
Anna Dworaczynska is a Polish freelance journalist and editor currently on a short term contract in Moscow, Russia teaching English. She can be reached at [email protected].