Saturday, May 10, 2008

Progress or Perfection?

Everybody who hasn't already would like to find their dream job. And most people who believe they have found it will at least concede that there are at least a few aspects about their job that they could do without--so even the dream job is arguably imperfect.

It is important to realize that in order to find your dream job, you must either be very lucky and by chance land in it, or you must know enough about yourself to put yourself in line with the opportunities that will lead to it. If you do not know exactly who you are, you will more than likely make a few false steps before you wind up in a most fitting career.

Understanding this process should motivate those who stay in an unsatisfying job, hoping that somehow their dream job will come their way. Would it not be more productive to move to a job that looks more like your dream job than the job you would be leaving?

And by making that step closer, your resume will better match your dream job, and you will have the opportunity to see if the dream you have in mind accurately matches you.

Therefore, you do not have to immediately step into the perfect job. Rather focus on stepping toward your dream. So long as you are getting closer, you are making progress. Holding out for perfection can lead to your missing out on the progress necessary to actually reach your goal.

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