Some careers are the result of one of two specific options. People are either born with a specific talent to earn the job they want to do — or life takes them on various adventures which allows them to learn diverse skill sets that keep them gainfully employed. In addition, some people are lucky enough find their “dream job” in a package that includes work they enjoy and pays the bills.
The jobs that some people are born to do often evolve their abilities as professionals over time. For example, people who like to design new things may take a job with an organization affords them the opportunity to create and innovate daily while building the foundation for emerging programs. These people are risk takers and don’t let the potential for failure to hold them back. When people find ways to continually develop new ideas or programs they also prevent their careers from being stagnate.
Others are life-long learners who successfully channel their skills into career opportunities. The continual learner sees the door to new jobs opening each time they develop new talents. This type of professional development includes taking on an assignments outside of one’s comfort zone to help broaden their outlook on work.
Some of us are life-long learners with innate abilities used to unlock the doors to progress for the greater good. Which one are you?