The word JOB might be short but it has a deep meaning. When we were small, we were told to be ambitious & to dream anything, even if it seemed bizarre. But when the harsh realities of life hit us hard on the head, we realized that all we ever dreamt to become were mere delusions. Growing up into adults forced us to pick a new dream or rather fend for ourselves. That’s where we started looking for a JOB.
The definition of Job has altered over the years. Earlier people would feel delighted at the prospect of landing up a job in a leading firm as now they could live their lives with confidence, independence & lookout for their families in their times of need, these were a few perks of working. But now the scenario is more mechanical than emotional. People no more work for soul-satisfaction or contentment. All they want is something that pays them. A job for them has turned into an activity that pays their bills & satiate their hunger. That’s the reason even in the early morning hours, most of the employed population looks like disease-stricken zombies.
This isn’t what we grew up for! This isn’t what we dreamed to become! The need of the hour is thorough soul-searching. We need to look into ourselves & ask the question “is this we studied or worked hard for”? As far as I am concerned I certainly don’t want to be a lost soul.
So what to do to bring our lives back on track. Well according to me, there should be a plan of action. It doesn’t matter whether we landed up with a dream job at the placement or not. It’s never too late to dream.
Start planning out now:
- List down the things that interest you. It can be anything photography, writing or programming to name a few.
- Start working on it, brush up your skills. As there are bleak chances that you might get work as a fresher in a reputed company.
- Keep a record of your work. For e.g. If you are an amateur writer, keep a record of all your articles, blogs.
- Apply in a leading firm as & when a position comes up or else look for a job in a startup company as these people would be the ones who will believe in your work and give you the much needed experience & appreciation.
What one needs to remember is to go for a career that not only pays you but also makes you satisfied, keeps you excited, keeps the zeal alive in you to work as a content soul!
So go find that fire, the desire that is still burning inside you, that wants you to feel alive again. It will lead you towards something that will give you sheer pleasure, contentment, the will to work harder & not to forget the green pastures!