I hope everyone had a wonderful holiday and is doing well. Recently, I read an article about how people reinvent themselves as they get older. It talks about the different phases of life and what we want at each point. In the article, this behavior refers to as career seasons.
As a young professional, you may be looking for opportunities to grow and learn more about your field. You may also want to earn a decent salary. You are probably looking to climb the ladder quickly at this point in your life. Additionally, you should acquire skills you will need as you get older and your priorities change.
I was wondering about what my priorities are for work. I have a decade of work experience by now. At my age, I must spend quality time with my family, take care of family members and other important people in my life. I like my current position that allows me time outside work, my hours are flexible, and I can work remotely for some days. It also means working for an employer who recognizes the importance of family life and offers necessary benefits. This phase of life is about balancing your priorities to have the best of both worlds: a happy family and a successful career.
As we age, our interests and needs change. A common misconception is that people lose the energy to start new things as they get older. In reality, it is just the opposite. In today’s fast-paced world, many people find themselves wanting to reinvent themselves before they retire. There are many different ways to reinvent oneself. Some experienced individuals change industries, while others go on entrepreneurial ventures. It is never too late to do what you love. Colonel Sanders founded KFC when he was 65 years old!
Each of us needs different things from our careers at various points in our lives. But finding the right moment to change the season or job can be challenging. The best way to know this is by looking at your passion. If you are not passionate about what you do, it might be time to change. It takes courage to leap into something new, but there is no better feeling than knowing that you’re following your heart and doing what makes you happy!
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