Apples vs Oranges
Many a times in our quest for recognition we end up aspiring to become something perhaps that we are not destined for!
Ever wondered why this happens?
In these days of Digital disruption, instant gratification might seem very tempting but could end up being the anti-thesis for real fulfilment / success! Something that might look exciting might not actually end up being your “cup of tea” so to say!
Take for example a scenario where you get a lucrative job offer that pays you very well but expectsyou to be a pro in a different skill. It might interest you initially to take up that offer that can help build your personal brand in your circle/network basis the job title or company name but as long as the job activities interests you. When you love your job more than the brand then there is instant connect and fulfilment that would help you perform and innovate in your job that can take you to the next level. However, if you ever felt demotivated or stretched to do the actual job then it means you ended up trading apples with oranges without knowing which one to give more weightage!
It is extremely important that personal career choices we make is in line with our strengths/passion towards doing something. When we have to make a career choice we need to set right our priorities and variables involved. Let us see some tips below that might help you:
1. List your priorities: What is most important to you in your next career move? Write down phrases
like “I want more money”; “I want good working environment”; “I want a good brand makeover”; “I
need to love the job I do” and so on. There is nothing good or bad in this. It is just an expression of
your deep buried motivations that could be very genuine and contextual to each one of us
2. Rank your priorities: Next rank your priorities and observe if there is a pattern emerging. For
example, loving the job you do might be ranked the highest and brand makeover could be ranked
the lowest. It depends on your stage in career and your priorities at a particular place and time
3. Make informed choices: Once you know your priorities well and their importance you must take an informed decision on what choice is best but looking at it from a prism of short term vs long term.
Sometimes a short term choice you make today might help you in the long run when you know your
job well or love your job or maybe you learn the job quickly. Whereas it could also prove costly to
lose the career focus and end up being nowhere.
We hope now you will be able to actually make a choice between Apples Vs Oranges and not constrict
yourself even when you know they come in different colours and taste different.
It all depends on which fruit of choice you need more that would quench your career taste buds!