Thursday, 6 September 2012

The risks in searching for a job you will love

Risks in searching for job you love
Confucius is attributed with saying “Choose a job you love and you will never have to work a day in your life”.

While I think the concept behind this sentence is fantastic, I feel that there is a risk that it will be taken too broadly by those entering the workforce. On hearing this quote and the many other motivational statements that get thrown around like “follow your dreams” and “find your passion” new employees may make the following mistakes:

Mistake Number 1: Unrealistically believing that those who are passionate about their jobs love every aspect of them…all the time.