ILLUSION 1: People tend to overestimate the role of work in their lives: the identification with a profession is often so strong that the whole personality gets squashed into that limited role.
ILLUSION 2: A job is the only mean of unfolding the beauty of personality. In reality there are so many other occupations that also do it: family, friends, hobbies…
ILLUSION 3: the greatest one – a job is the way of self-realization or so-called self-fulfillement.
These are the illusions I guess we all more or less dwell in, due to the strong conditioning of the society. However the opposite is true!
Here are some points I gained from my observations:
- generally, most of the people have many talents/abilities, they can vary from art to technique, from language to mathematics within one and the same person.
- it is difficult to find a job where we can fulfill many of our talents at the same time.
- we often have to take one opportunity after another in order to be able to live all our talents in one life. And even one life may not be enough.
- we have to realize that there may not be ONE dream job!
- we have to realize that even getting the dream job is not reaching heaven, and finally it does not make us happy. It may contribute to our well-being, but it is not the ultimate happiness (as many people seem to believe). Neither a dream job nor a dream partner are responsible for our happiness.
And what are your observations?
P.S. In order just to add to the dream job issue: I myself have in mind several dream jobs which are totally different! Despite the fact that I am already having the so-called dream job, I would love to do at least 3 other things later in my life:
- life coach/job coach (helping people to find their mission and place in life)
- director of my own private school (with a unique educational concept I worked out through years)
- florist (flower design) or interior designer
I hope I will manage to live all them in this life :)… At the same time I know that in the end of the day there is something else that matters much more for me, something which gives me the true self-fulfillment. And for you?