No matter how old you are, deciding how to get the career of your dreams is a huge, scary step. Whether you’re 15 or 45, it can be one of the scariest decisions you’ll ever make. If you’re currently debating whether or not you should follow your dreams, you should just do it! You don’t want to live with that regret, no matter how old you are. Once you’ve decided to follow your dreams, follow this list on how to get the career of your dreams to keep you headed in the right direction on your new path!
1. Come up with a Plan
Every success began with a plan. If you don’t know which direction you’re heading, how will you know what you’re pursuing? Come up with a plan, however loose or strict as you want it. However, don’t be afraid for your plan to deviate a little as you go along. You can’t expect everything to go as planned!
2. Get Started Early
Don’t let your age or education level hold you back. Get started early so that when you’re at an age where most people are just starting or have just finished their education, you’ll have years of experience under your belt and will stand out from the rest of the crowd! It’s never too early to start doing what you love!
3. Don’t Listen to the Haters
What is it that most people have against following your dreams? When you’re vocal about what you want, especially if that goal seems far-fetched, some people are probably going to hate. Don’t listen and don’t let them get you down, though, because they’re not benefiting you in any way!
4. Get the Courage to Leave Something That Isn’t Your Dream
If you’re currently doing something that won’t help you get to your dream, stop doing it. I don’t mean quit a job that’s financially supporting you, because financially supporting yourself should be a big part of your dream. However, if something is hurting you instead of helping you, leave.
5. Don’t Take No for an Answer
Don’t back down. If you’re turned down or rejected, don’t just hide away and accept your fate. Ask why, ask what you could change, and if you could get a second chance. You’d be surprised just how many companies and people will be impressed by the initiative you take!
6. Educate Yourself
Learning about your dream is one of the most important parts of being successful. You don’t necessarily need to get a ton of different degrees, but you should read about people who are doing what you want to do, and how they got to where they are. You might as well learn from people who have already gone through what you’re going through and have survived!
7. Live without Regrets
If you’re really living out your dream, you won’t live with regrets. If you’re living with regrets, you didn’t try to pursue that dream. You don’t want to look back and wish you had done something differently. Living without regrets is one of the most important parts of pursuing a dream!
What are your biggest dreams and goals? How do you plan to pursue them? Have you started yet? Have you made any progress? Let me know about your greatest dreams and goals in the comments!