"Put your heart, mind, and soul into even your smallest acts. This is the secret of success."
Are you searching for a dream career. It's likely that all of the job searches you're doing are in some way tied to your experience, and the job you're supposed to do, right? The one that's going to land you a six figure salary, the one that's going to pay back your student loans and help you buy that gorgeous dream house. The question is are you happy doing that job? Are you happy with that career choice? Do you really want to follow another passion? If so there are reasons to chase your dream, not the money.
1.Make Money By Ignoring Money
This sounds a little like the start of a scam, but it really isn't. If you're focused on doing something that you genuinely love, something that you not only enjoy doing but something which you'll actively pursue doing, then you'll likely automatically make more money doing it than by just sitting in an office somewhere and waiting to be made CEO.
2. Field Success Comes and Goes
If you're banking on the field you're entering into being stable and prosperous until you retire, you'll probably want to think again. Regardless of field sector, job stability fluctuates. Trends change. Needs evolve, and there's not much you can do to guess how vital your field -- or your career -- will be after you've given 40 years of your life to it. Better to have given those years to a career that enriches you in more ways than money and status.
3. Money Doesn't Buy Happiness
No longer a quote cross-stitched on a pillow -- research has actually been conducted to show that more money does not in fact buy more happiness. Research has found that income-related happiness levels off at around $75,000. Additional research has shown that Americans who make $5 million per year aren't much happier than those who make $100,000 a year. So if you're chasing the paychecks to make yourself happier, it might be time to think about a different source of income.
4. You Can't Get a Raise for Fulfillment
Sure, that yearly raise is nice. It'll get you more square footage or a nicer car in a few years. But how fulfilled will you feel? How much pride will be attached to that percentage of a raise? Finding fulfillment and pride in your own work tops just about any reason to go for a high paying job; as ridiculous as it sounds, you can't put a price on your own integrity - or on your own sense of worth.
5.There Will Never Be a "What If?"
"What if I had quit my job and become a line chef?" "What if I had left my cubicle and opened my own beauty salon?" If you do either of those things today, then in 15 years when you're still working at your dream job, then only thing close to a "what if" you'll be having is "I wonder how miserable I would have been if I hadn't done this when I had wanted to?"