For this post, I want to dive into what makes us tick from a Career perspective. Many of my friends are college educated and are in all walks of life. They are doctors, lawyers, educators, nurses, engineers, and more. You could say my friends careers are as diverse as my thought.
Over the years following graduation from FAMU, many have traversed the various fields of professional endeavor. When I ask," are you happy with what you are doing", many reply with, "its ok...not a career per se." Many of them are cognizant of the difference between a Job and a Career, and acknowledge that at some point they were/are just working a job. More recently however, even in the midst of the greatest economic crisis of our generation, many of my friends have taken the leap to go after that career, and be happy with what they call their profession.
My question is: What is IT that enabled them to come to the realization and muster up the courage to follow their passions? Are Career and Passion inextricably linked?
I'm personally going through some Job/Career issues, and I yearn for the secret that is finding ones passion and going after it. I am a firm believer that God put us on this beautiful Earth for a purpose. The challenge is identifying that purpose and putting it to constructive work.
So in the first Career installment of this blog, I invite you to share your thoughts on what drives us to our passion...and what keeps us away from it.
If you are one of the blessed ones to be working your passion, feel free to share your journey to attainment. If you're one of the many like myself who are still in search of your passion or have no mechanism to achieve it, then I invite you to share your challenges.