Landing your dream job can sometimes seem like it is never going to happen.
When you find yourself feeling like you are never going to make the transition to the work that you want to do, you must be careful. I am saying this from experience.
For years I had dreams of starting a nonprofit. I eventually started my own business. Then I made a bad decision. Then another. Here is some advice from what I learned.
1. Have a plan.
My first mistake was quitting my job. I was going through a rough time and one day I decided that I couldn’t take it anymore. I took some time off and eventually ended up quitting without having anything else lined up and no real plan for what I was going to do next.
2. Make sure your significant other is in agreement with your plan.
My second mistake was not having my spouse onboard with what I was doing. After quitting my job, a month later I found a new one. Then, over a year later, I quit another job to work on my business full-time. A short time after that, my wife and I split up. Thankfully, we are back together now.
3. Don’t be in such a hurry.
I know, this can be hard when you’re doing something that you don’t like, or worse. But when you have a plan and you are working with a specific destination in mind, it’s easier to be patient as you pursue your dreams. This stuff takes time, and the bigger the dream, the longer it can take. Don’t make the same mistakes I did. You can land your dream job, just make sure to do it responsibly and be patient.