Every once in a while Donald Trump surprises me in a way I wouldn't expect. I mean, I am always surprised when he pays thousand dollar fines because the press he gets off of the "scandal" brings him in so much more; but on his blog today, I saw him write something I didn't expect.
On his post, Swim Against the Tide he reaffirms the rule that we all should abide by: do a job that makes you happy. His article cites a guy who worked on Wall Street because it was family tradition, but hated the job to the point where it really wore down on him. However, with a little external motivation, this sad Wall Streeter broke tradition, swam upstream, and went on to become a successful, and happy, member of the golf industry.
This is a story told too often, but only because of how much truth is in it. Why sit in wasting away at a job you hate, when happiness in your professional life is not out of reach?
There are so many things that can try to hold you back, but it is important to realize the responsibilities you have to yourself. Holding you back could be the fear of leaving what is safe and normal, worry over finances, or commitments to friends and colleagues; but you have a responsibility to yourself to find a career that makes you happy. More so than any professional commitment, you have a greater commitment to yourself and your family to do something that keeps a smile on your face and intrinsically inspires you to drive farther.