Find your dream job!
All of us want to find a job that will fullfil us. A dream job provides happiness, personal growth and purpose. The diagram that we drew below is a helpful way for everyone to help find what their dream job might be.
In the first circle (on the left), start listing all the things that you enjoy doing: your passions. All the things that give colour and shape to your life, the things that give you energy and put a smile on your face.
In the second circle (on the right), list all the things that you are good at: your talents. All the things that other people compliment you about, the things that you do better than most other people around you, and the things that you always try to practise or learn about because they stimulate you. Usually many of these things will also belong to the first circle (see the overlapping, darker region). In this case, they could be hobbies (combining passions and talents). But sometimes passions and talents do not match. For example you can be good at handling money and accounting, but not enjoy it that much.
In the third circle (at the bottom), list all the things that you believe the world needs: your values. This must be your personal opinions: what you (not other people) believe is important. Some of these things will belong to the other circles (passions and talents), so make sure that you write these things in the right place.
Now the conclusion is that if an item belongs to only one circle, it is probably not the right job for you. If an item belongs to two circles (darker area), it is a potential job for you, but still not the ideal job. For example you may be good at accounting and the world needs it, but you don’t enjoy it.
Your potential dream jobs are the items that belong to all three circles: combining passions, talents, and values. These jobs will allow you to use your talents and passions with purpose. They will also allow you to make the world a better place, and at the same achieve your full potential (see our previous post).
Why not try this little exercise of filling the circles? Let us know what you find!