A wiseman once said “Life is a series of choices, leaders prefer to make the choices, followers let others make the choices.”
Often people find themselves in situations, such as their careers, where others choose for them. Their first job is often a starting point chosen by the company. The second job is based on the current needs of the company, the opinion of your Boss and the convenience of promoting you. Several years later you find yourself in a career which you may or may not enjoy and may or may not be great at, purely by happenstance.
Interesting but sadly true for many people out there.
Clearly, there must be a better way. And there is…first make sure you decide what you like, AND what you are good at. Then decide what career best meets with your likes & skills. Next determine your strengths & weaknesses. Keep improving in both areas (afterall, no point in being mediocre in everything right!!) through education, mentors and reading.
Finally…review your goals every year to two years to be sure you are you are on track.
Follow this simple process and you will in for an amazing life!!!