Choosing the Perfect Career
Are you in a career that matches your personality? Or perhaps you just fell into your work because it was available when you needed a job. You may be following a venerable old family tradition. Grandmother did it, dad did it, and so you took up their fallen flag and marched on. Dad may have treasured his life-long pursuit of the perfect insurance policy for each of his customers-that does not mean insurance would fit your personality.
“I don’t want any yes-men around me. I want everybody to tell me the truth even if it costs them their jobs.” Samuel Goldwyn
If you try to fit into a job that does not reflect your interests, talents and character traits, you may find that you have sore muscles, digestion complaints, irritability, sleepless nights and restlessness. An improper job fit creates stress. You are trying to squeeze yourself into a career that simply is not you. What if you bought a pair of shoes two sizes too small because they were a good buy? How long would you wear them before the pain became unbearable?
Let’s see if you are in the ideal career.
Answer each question “Yes” or “No”, based on whether that trait is most like you, the majority of the time.
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