Do You Have Your Dream Job?
“If a man is called to be a streetsweeper,
he should sweep streets even as Michelangelo painted,
or Beethoven composed music, or Shakespeare wrote poetry.
He should sweep streets so well that all the hosts
of heaven and earth will pause to say,
here lived a great streetsweeper who did his job well.”
-Martin Luther King
We are all workers in this world!
Whether we love doing what we do or not, there’s always a job that needs to be done. So, ask yourself this question today, "Am I doing what I always wanted to do?"
The first Monday in November is Job Action Day, a day to recognize and empower those who dream of having a job they love. And we don’t mean just any job—we mean the kind of job where, as the old saying goes, you never work a day in your life. Created in 2008 by Quintessential Careers, Job Action Day was intended to empower and inspire hard workers who dreamed of achieving more. It’s a day to connect workers and job-seekers alike with career advice from experts in the career field. If you still dream of being excited to go to work every day, Job Action Day was created in your honor.
Job Action Day was created with the purpose of encouraging job seekers to think outside the box, and to focus on getting a job that fits their ambitions, but also one that reasonably pays the bills. There’s a common belief that people should follow their passions when looking for work, to find a job that truly brings them satisfaction and fulfillment, and not to settle for anything less. The reality of the situation is that sometimes this doesn’t work, and great opportunities are missed out on because of a narrow, goal-oriented focus.
Find a way to instill your love and passion for a particular career into any work you come into. Like Martin Luther King said above, if you are called to do a particular job, do that job and do it well, such that people will say that you were one of the greats at what you did.
How to celebrate Job Action Day
First of all, revive your job search and start broadening your mind on what’s an acceptable position for you to take. Always let yourself look at the possibilities in a position before dismissing it as something that doesn’t fit your passions, and if you’re presently employed, focus in on the things about your job that make you love it and bring your passion to the job.