2 Simple Questions To Assess Your Career Success

by | Oct 31, 2019


2 Simple Questions To Assess Your Career Success

Not sure what to do with the rest of your days? Start with two simple questions.

What do you want to be when you grow up? When you’re ten it’s an astronaut or fireman, in high school it’s whatever makes your rich, and after college it’s whatever pays the rent.

But if you have no idea, or tired of simply passing the days, Richard Branson says ask yourself two things. First, ask yourself, “what do I love?” Make a list of all the things you are passionate about or interest you. Even the most random things that give you a little bit of joy could spark an idea that turns into a business. Or in Microsoft co-founder Bill Gates’ case, his high school hobby of programming could turn into a multi-billion dollar career.

Next, ask yourself “what do I dislike?” Chances are what annoys you, annoys a lot of other people. Figuring out what those are could spark a business idea to make life a little easier. Plus narrowing down what you dislike will help you avoid getting stuck on another road to nowhere.

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