How to stick with your dream in the midst influence
“What career do you want to pursue?” “How much do you make?” “Is it a career abroad?”
These questions are still rumbling through my head like those electric mosquito electrocution tools.
When I was 6 years old, “You have to be careful when you play, it can leave scars and marks. With your appearance and face, you can surely be a handsome model or a famous actor.”, said my father as he inspects my body to see if there is any wound that can potentially leave scars to his beloved and handsome to-be actor.
When I was 8 years old, I remember vaguely that my mom told me enthusiastically “You gotta be a skillful doctor, dear”, she was quite envied of the neighbor’s son, who was recently hired as a doctor abroad.
“My nephew will surely become a successful businessman.” said my uncle.
“Hey stop wasting your time, start to code. You can certainly be a programmer” said my brother as he was immersed in his video game.
While my relatives keep throwing career paths that can be turned into inspiration, whereas some other suggestions make the whole situation even create turbulence in my head; you might also have no inspiration at all. If are you are lost in this labyrinth and pondering about which path you will proceed, here is a pen that will enlighten thee, erase your past and rewrite your star.
Step 1: Find your passion
Just like how it sounds, learn what do you love. Your star can always shine brightly as others but you just have to find the right galaxy. To find your passion, the following questions will be helpful :
What do you find beautiful? But in some cases, what do you find fun?
What kind of person are you? What fit you?
Are you a free spirit? Or are you a person who prefers working with someone leading you?
Step 2: Explore
Explore. Try to find other professions that you might like more. There is no wrong or right if you just take the opportunity to explore and find your fated passion. The reason explores after knowing what your initial passion, is the world is changing drastically every day. You as a teenager might just get hyped by the flow of your peers. So get to know what that career is and how it works.
Tips: Don’t take what restrain your interest into account.
Step 3: Decision
Make your career choice. To help you decide what your future would be, make interviews – ask elders, what makes them do that career? Do they meet their expectations?
Ask them to your satisfaction, but don’t let negativity affects what you love.
And pick an occupation that satisfies you most based on all information.
Step 4: Propose
Fear no criticism. Tell your parents or friends what you love to do, while you are at it, convince them benefits and try elaborate more about your feeling toward your career choice. In any case, they are not convinced, pull out your research; show them evidence. If they still won’t support your ideas, you just have to work harder then those with their parents covering them. Never give up.