Finding a Job You love – Scenarios

by Shenron on October 31, 2009

There is a very delicate balance between finding a job you love and finding a job that pays enough money for you to enjoy your life outside of the office. Obviously, both are very important factors to consider before accepting your next job offer. But, which one should you consider more? The answer to that question is purely subjective and can’t be answered in a quick blog post but we’re hopefully going to organize your thoughts so you can weigh the pros and cons of both options properly.

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The first scenario is one where you have a lifelong passion such as carpentry or flying and you now have an opportunity to earn a living by doing it full time. When you were in high-school you more than likely would have made the decision to take the job and live a wonderful and happy life until the end of time, but part of the real world is understanding that a lot of the time, your passion usually never pays enough to get by. The upside of following your dream and taking the job that you’ve always wanted, even if it’s for a lot less money than a “real” job, is that you get to spend your time being happy and not have to think of everything as “work.” Instead, work and “play” are synonymous with one another.

The second scenario that could happen is one where you find a job that pays very well and has all of the perks that a high ranking company lifestyle brings. The only downside to the whole situation is that you end up detesting your job. So, where do you draw the line? Do you take the second option where you can make a lot of money and enjoy your downtime with those decent paychecks you pull in or do you take the first option where you enjoy your line of work but barely get by each month?

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Well, you may not have to pick and choose. There are many jobs out there that let you enjoy your passions and your paychecks at the same time. There isn’t a set plan to follow to find a job that fits both criteria but I suggest starting out in a field that you enjoy, making enough to get by and then as you progress through the field, see if the money is becoming an issue, and if it is, before it’s too late, make a change towards a better career. But, if you manage to move through the ranks at a steady pace and make a nice wage for enjoying what you do, you’ve found what you’re looking for.

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