Making good decisions begins with asking the right questions and gathering meaningful information. That’s why I encourage people to pay attention to trends in jobs, careers and demographics. That’s why it is important to start early and allow time for exploring possibilities. It is also why I recommend that people who are looking at college educations, changing jobs, or re-entering the workforce evaluate their interests, values, passions and abilities. All of these are measurable and can provide meaningful information in making decisions about career paths. Paths that can create great satisfaction and reward.
In his book, GOOD TO GREAT, Jim Collins wrote, “Indeed the real question is not, “Why greatness?” but “What work makes you feel compelled to try to create greatness?” If you have to ask the question, “Why should we try to make it great? Isn’t success enough?” then you’re probably engaged in the wrong line of work.”
I believe that when the national statistics indicate that greater than 60% of the population dislikes their work, we have a national disaster on our hands. How can we be great as a nation if we don’t individually feel compelled to create greatness in our own work?
On October 5, 2011 we lost an American Great. Steve Jobs will forever be known for his impact on the world of personal computing. He was passionate about his work, and I believe, “compelled to try to create greatness.”
What will you do today that compels you to create greatness? How can you establish your own trend that creates a meaningful career path? Need help? Contact me.