A Job is something you do to help pay your way through life. You don’t love a job you may not even like your job but you need to do it so that you can pay your way through life. There are people out there that may even have 2 or more jobs these days and they may not like any of them but yet they keep on doing it day after day.
Now a career is like a job in that it helps you get through life but a career is a job that you love. A career is where your passion is. It’s not just a job that you need to do. It’s something that will pay all your bills in life plus give you a feeling of satisfaction. I Read this book which explains the difference between a job and a career but I was still guilty of not realizing the difference..
A job may be something you do to get through school but a career is what you learned from that schooling. A career is what you have always wanted to do in your life whereas a job is something you may do to get you through that schooling. I have had many jobs in my life and only a few of those jobs were actually careers.
To better explain this a job is like putting your clothes on or doing the dishes. It’s something that has to be done but a career is like putting on a new suit or going to a nice restaurant. A career is not something that has to be done in order to get by but something that you are passionate about.You go to grade school when you are young because you have to but when you go to college it’s because you want the knowledge that will allow you to pursue what you want to do as a career.
The book that explains it be is by Ayn Rand, “The Fountainheads”. Rourke the main character wants to design buildings and houses which is his career choice. At one part in the book Rourke get a job in a granite site, he does this so he can earn money to pay his way through life. With his career choice, that of an Architect, it doesn’t matter whether he makes a lot of money but it is what he is passionate about. He will work at the Granite Quarry until he succeeds at becoming an Architect.
If you want a great book to read then pick up a copy of either “The Fountainheads” or “Atlas Shrugged”. Both of these books will give you hours of entertainment plus they will even teach you a few things. I read these 2 books over and over again because each time I know that I will learn new things.
I am tired of just working jobs in my life and need to start working my career choice so that my life will give me some satisfaction. I have spent the greater part of the last 2 decades working mainly just jobs. Ways to pay most of my bills each month. If you don’t know what you are passionate about then visit a career counseling center and maybe take a test that will help you to discover where your passions are.