Today we want to take a look at an aspect of making money that’s often overlooked by wealth builders and the financial press. Yes, money makes the world go round and we can’t live without it, but there are other considerations that should be made when choosing a career. It wouldn’t be right for everybody to flock towards the highest paid professions.
At MoneyBlog we believe that the right career for a particular individual is a career that satisfies a number of criteria. And it’s NOT just about how well paid it is.
The image above comes from Japanese philosophy and it eloquently shows everything you should consider when choosing a career path.
YOU’RE GOOD AT IT
You’ll never feel happy or appreciated if you go into a career that you’re not particularly good at, or even bad at.
YOU LIKE IT
If the career path isn’t something you like, at least a little bit, it’s going to seem like a heck of a slog before too long.
THE WORLD NEEDS IT
Is your chosen career the best use of your skills and talents from the perspective of serving the world?
And of course… does it pay well enough to finance the sort of lifestyle you want.
These criteria become even more important if you’re thinking about starting a business because there are going to be times during that process when money is thin on the ground, you’re feeling demoralised and wondering why you ever thought this was a good idea. If ALL FOUR criteria are not met, the chances are high that you’ll abandon your business idea and do something else. Which essentially amounts to wasted time, wasted money and lots of pain.
And nobody wants that.