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How do you define success in your career?

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Mohamed Tohami

Bestselling Author, Founder at Transformational Motivation

Briefly Speaking

Are you successful? How do you define success in your career? Find this out as well as how to develop a game plan to be successful.
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How do you define success? Succes is a self defined term. I mean it is up to the person to define success and what it means to him/her. For some success is all about career, while for others it is all about family. And for other people it is a mix of different things.

For me I define success as being free to live your life on your own terms. I am successful when I’m free to do what I love and make a difference along the way. 

You’re successful at your career if you’re doing meaningful work that you love and that allows you to grow and rise to the top of your field. 

Passion should be the defining factor for your career choice. If you don’t love it, don’t do it. But if you’re already stuck at a job you hate and can’t figure a way out, because the paycheck is important for you, then you should immediately start creating a quit plan.

Start creating a room in your life for your passion. Feed it everyday. Get immersed in your field of passion and get connected with people with the same passion or interest. 

Follow this parallel approach for some time and your passion will grow until it can take on a life of its own. As it grows, you’ll figure out a way to connect it to a profitable path. When you find the formula that turns your passion into profits, then you can easily get rid of the paycheck.

So, your plan can be something like this:

  1. Find your passion and purpose in life. Answer these two important questions: How to find joy in my life? How to bring joy to others?
     
  2. Practice your passion. Build the knowledge, skills, experience and connections that will allow you to master your game.
     
  3. Think of creative ways through which you can connect your passion to a profitable path. Ask yourself, “How can I create an experience or solve a problem that people are willing to pay for?”. For some people that profitable path can be shifting careers and for others it can be starting their own business.
     
  4. If you decide that you’re going to start your own business, then start a saving plan to save a year’s worth of living expenses. So that when you quit the job you hate, you’re covered financially for a whole year. 

Passion is the surefire way to life/career success and fulfillement. Find your passion, stay with it long enough until it grows and becomes profitable and enjoy every step of the process. It is the most fullfilling way to live that I know.

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