Welcome back to our series on careers and why they can be both fun and successful! Thanks for sticking with our editorial series on how careers can be built on personal passions and interests. It’s time for the final part of the series, but rest assured that this is just as important as the previous parts.
Following last week’s discussion on how expertise breeds innovation, we’ll talk today about the other ways that being in our field of specialization can be refreshing and conducive for development.
GROWTH WILL COME NATURALLY TO US, BECAUSE WE’LL NEVER BE COMPLETELY SATISFIED WITH WHAT WE ALREADY KNOW.
Related to how being passionate about our work can motivate us to hone it into a professionally-useful specialization, it can also help us become better versions of ourselves each day that passes by.
Growth in our chosen field of interest is very satisfying. Why? Because we get to compare ourselves today to the persons we were yesterday. We see and appreciate how far we’ve come, how much we’ve added to our knowledge and skills and experiences. And because we are truly passionate about the skill that we’ve developed, we will have no regrets for the challenges we encountered which made us stronger.
Also important to this perspective of growth is our awareness of our potential for further growth. This makes us hungry to improve and continue reaching for our next accomplishment. This attitude towards excellence can help us achieve growth in many dimensions. It can help us get that raise or that promotion we’ve always wanted. It can also give us a reputation as an expert, increasing the demand for our expertise and presenting opportunities to broaden our network of connections. It can even help us push the boundaries and define the new parameters of our chosen field.
With so many possibilities attached to it, pursuing growth through our field of interest is also a fun prospect. We get to do what we enjoy, and take it to new heights. And in the end, we achieve satisfaction on so many levels that we could never get by working in fields that we’re not really interested in. That’s the best part of it all: being in that state of knowing our place and our role and how it fits into the overlap between our personal lives and our professions.
And that concludes our series on how we can be successful in jobs that we love. If you feel that we missed any other reasons, just comment below or drop your messages into our inbox! We’d love to discuss this further with everyone. Cheers!