How many people are ready to give up on their dreams to stay in their comfort zone? How many people are ready to take risks to make those dreams come true? Would you opt for a win-win position and do both at the same time?
Those are the questions that haunt us during our career choices!
When you have to make your mind concerning a professional or academic choice while you know better than anyone else what you really want your life to look like, this is the exact moment when you should take into consideration your point of view and take responsibility about it.
You can test your abilities in many fields and see if you fit but the last decision should always be yours. It does not have to be logical. To make sense for others is not the purpose. To make sense for you is what you need to seek.
There is no better accomplishment than doing something and being happy about it.
“Too many people are thinking of security instead of opportunity. They seem to be more afraid of life than death.” – James F. Byrnes
Many students coming from leading schools end up working for big Groups and are just happy about it. Others choose to avoid the easy way and startup their business tasting more challenges. And there are those who always wanted to work on their own project but found themselves trapped in the system with its advantages and drawbacks. They are suddenly too busy to try to think about something else. They are very pleased to see their salaries rising every year. Thus, there are just too many incentives to change their situation and take risks while they are fine.
Deep inside those people, a special form of regret is growing day by day. They get older. They find themselves with more responsibilities, more bills to pay, a family to take care of.
Then, what could be the solution? How about trying to do both at the same time? This could be even worse. To be dedicated to one thing is the best option to put all the chances to succeed on your side.
The best career choice does not exist! There is YOUR career choice only. Starting up or working for a big or small structure depends on how you see your life with confidence, maturity and commitment.
“The best way out is always through.” – Robert Frost
There will always be an entry point. Do not fear danger! You are as competent as your predecessors. If you do not want to be the leader of a company, make sure you are leading your life the proper way. Leadership is not about business. They lied to you. Character and Conviction are the most important ingredients.
But Leadership is more than that. It is this soul mate you cannot control, this power that regenerates itself no matter what happens around you. A leader is never beaten. A leader is this voice in your head screaming: What do you want right now?
“Nothing in life is to be feared. It is only to be understood.” Marie Curie
So Fear? Dare make that step you always wanted to make!