I read an article called 10 Competitive Jobs That Everyone Wants But Hardly Anyone Gets. http://www.businessinsider.com/most-competitive-jobs-in-america-2013-12#ixzz2vmt6WG9S
The list is:
2. Poets, Lyricists and Creative Writers
3. Athletes and Sports Competitors
4. Sales Agents, Securities and Commodities
5. Sound Engineering Technicians
6. Makeup Artists, Theatrical and Performance
7. Music Composers and Arrangers
8. Real Estate Sales Agents
9. Coaches and Scouts
10. Agents and Business Managers of Artists, Performers, and Athletes
I confess that I have wondered if I could have been successful in a few of those jobs. Fortunately, I have a job that is on the fringe of some of those categories and I get to dabble in aspects of them. I have also gotten to know people who are successful in several of those careers.
Besides having an extreme talent, these people really aren’t that different from anyone else. They all have good days and bad days. They also have days when they wish they were doing something else. The really good ones remember to show gratitude to be fortunate enough to work in a profession that so many others would love to have.
Again, I believe that gratitude is key for anyone to be successful in their chosen career. Even on my worst days I can always find something for which to be grateful. Sometimes I’m just grateful that the bad days are very rare. And for anyone who looks at their work and can’t find any reason to be grateful, it’s time to find something new to do. 30 or 40 years is way too long to be stuck in a career without personally redeeming qualities.
Maybe you don’t have the most glamorous or high-paying job, but it just might be the perfect job for you. I know that my work will never make me rich, but I can certainly look back at a fairly long career that I have found to be very satisfying.
Wednesday = no-spend day #48.