Unfortunately, deciding on a career path has seldom been a matter of pure personal interest, and is often swayed by extraneous variables, such as societal expectations, which have restricted our views of what defines a career, and what makes it a successful one. Misconceptions of what constitutes a rewarding career can lead us astray, and can influence us to such a great extent that we lose sight of what we truly relish in doing. In some cases, that particular passion of yours that you’ve set aside as merely a leisure activity can in reality make the best career from which you reap the most benefits both on the personal and professional levels. The following are but a few examples on the numerous passions that can be taken a step further, and can flourish into becoming highly satisfying, fruitful careers.
As an author, your career can last forever. The scope for your work is boundless and very versatile. In its nature, writing is a very vast field that allows you to alternate between genres, styles and forms. You can address any topic of your choice, and as long as you don’t run out of thoughts and have a channel through which you can express them, your career will not vanish.
- Blogging and Vlogging
You can start your own blog, by building a website using WordPress, or maybe by creating a page on prevalent social media networks. Similarly, you can vlog in video form instead, in which case YouTube would make a great platform for doing so. Find a topic that truly intrigues you, such as fashion, beauty, studying/academics, gaming, cooking, or technology, identify your target audience, and produce relevant content. Once you’ve done so, you will reach an adequate level of engagement that suffices for you to make a career out of your blog/vlog.
You can kick start your singing career by maybe joining a choir and delivering performances. You might possibly consider earning a degree from a singing school. Another starting point can be to audition for a TV competition, or create a band with other prospective singers. Regardless of where you begin, you can eventually take it to the next level by writing songs and sending them to music companies.
If you are truly exceptional at sports, you might seek to become a professional player. However, you will need to carefully plan your next steps as you will likely ultimately renounce this profession as you grow older. Nonetheless, you can continue your career later on by becoming a trainer, or perhaps acquiring an administrative position in a club, or anything along these lines.
- Theatre and Acting
Comparably to #3, you can attend a theatre school to solidify your acting skills. You can initiate your acting career by applying for any roles in movies and plays whenever you are presented with the opportunities. In addition, signing up with talent agencies is a means to ensure that you are promoted and that you optimize your chances of landing a role.
Finally, you need to keep in mind that prosperity in these realms is rather incremental and necessitates a great level of inner drive and determination. You will probably face a lot of hurdles along the way. However, what is important is that you continuously use your enthusiasm towards this passion to derive strength in order to persevere until you attain success.