Saturday, January 9, 2010

Zolra's Corner- Reality Hell: Career Passion vs. Career Money


Last month, I created a column for called "Reality Hell." In this column, I am talking about things going on in real life. So I decided to bring one of my posts here because these are serious subjects that need to be addressed.

After years of loving, studying, testing, and pursuing what you want to do in life, you are finally at the point where your career is in the palm of your hands. Every time you wake up in the morning, you are off to a job that you always wanted to do. You put all the intelligence, passion, and sweat into those hours you've spent at your job. Then once you come back home, you feel like you brought home the bacon, even though it is time for dinner. No matter what the payment is, you are excited to do what you want to do.

This is an example of career passion. This is when someone is so passionate about their career, they will do it no matter what the cost of the job. As long as you work hard, your compensation will increase. It can also be included in the term "Nonpaid to Paid." Not only that, but it can also follow the quote "It's a blessing to do what you want to do, and it's a miracle that you get paid to do it."

Apart from career passion, there is one thing that many people can't believe is happening. Some people have experiencd these things and couldn't believe that they've gone through this. When you're at a point in your life where you've chosen your career, some people choose a certain career simply because of it's high compensation.

One look at it, and some are thinking "During the first year, I can get paid this much? I'll take it."

In the beginning, it appears to be the job that was meant for you. You worked hard to get into this position, and not that you're here, it's time to start your life. Not a day goes by when I heard that same sentence.

Then suddenly, second thoughts about your career starts popping up in your head. You finally realized that even though it's a great job, your heart is not in it. You finally quit and go out to pursue when you're passionate about.

It's a situation like this that brings up a similar question. Are we so consumed by money, we replace our passion to get close to a piece of paper.

For some, if you continue to work hard at what you always want to do, you will be satisfied for any amount of money given to you.

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