Word Inspiration is integral when we think about our career, because when we choose our career, we get inspired about what kind of career will bring us “joy.”

Few months back I was taking guest lectures in one Media College on Documentary film making. I asked students why they chose film studies, what inspired them but to my surprise very few knew that they chose film studies as they wanted to make films, and they have a passion for films and cinematography. However, 70% students choose this field because they don’t want to do engineering or medicine, and they thought it was fun to do film studies. And in fifteen days of my classes, I noticed that half of them are not serious about what they are doing, they are just wasting parent’s money, which was really sad. More than money or even a sense of passion the career path you choose must give you a sense of purpose. And when you have this, you’ll be able to push the limits.

Now why I mentioned joy so early in this discussion of career. Joy is something very important part of our lives. Joy come when we get perfect freedom and love for a job we do. It is tragic indeed to see so many of us trapped in jobs that suffocate our very essence of Joy. When I choose my career, I just thought ” I have nothing to fear, I make the choice to hold my joy in my mind as I think of my career.” Stay in the moment with your wishes say to yourself this moment when change occurs. Today is the day and at the moment is the time. The purpose of life is to eventually discover your path, and the meaning of life is to achieve your goals in a purposeful and fulfilling manner. Always ask yourself, am I happy in what I’m doing or only trying to make others happy. Identify your interest and then identify a career that aligns with your interest. Everyone’s one has a unique talent, identify what yours skill set. Be not afraid to swell in love for one another. Use your power to know what you want! And use it well!

Thank you for reading ❀️

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Β© Anjali Sharma, Positive Side Of The Coin

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  1. I wish I’d been brave enough to ask myself that question when I was first starting college. I did a double major in English Literature and Psychology and took classes in art. I was so driven to make family members in my life happy that I didn’t truly focus on what makes me happy. However, psychology has always intrigued me, so at least I had some interest, but it took many jobs within the the field of social services to realize it’s not at the core of what lights me up. However, my current job allows me to focus on areas that are important to me and therefore overall makes me content in what I do. Though my goal is to be a full-time writer/artist/blogger. πŸ™‚ ❀️

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      1. It’s never too late to go after our dreams. 😊 Teaching bullying prevention, drug prevention education, and pro-social skills to kids is important and overall I enjoy what I do and find much purpose in it. However, I find I don’t have as much time to dedicate to my creative pursuits that bring me the most joy and that sometimes makes me a little sad.β€οΈπŸ€— However, I know at the end of every day I’m making a difference in my day job and here on my blog and fills me with happiness.

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        1. If you know your purpose in life, then it’s great, and I will ask you to take time out for creative work also which you love may be in a weekend. And yes blogging really gives us a lot of satisfaction, so keep writing.πŸ€—πŸ˜‡β€οΈ

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  2. Wow amazing post so true and powerful. Joy is the route to our success, happiness and peace of mind. I’m saving this post! Thank you for sharing!!! 🌟🌟🌟🌟

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  3. It is unfortunate to see young people making choices based on what they don’t want to do and wasting time and money doing it. More emphasis has to go into career exploration in grade 8 – 12 so young people learn as you say what aligns with their interests. Great post!

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    1. Yes, you are correct grade 8, and 12 are accurate time to give proper guidance to students; they should take subjects of their interest so they can have a bright and safe future. Parents should also play an important role to encourage students to take subjects of their interest. Thank you so much for dropping byβ€οΈπŸ˜‡

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  4. “The purpose of life is to eventually discover your path, and the meaning of life is to achieve your goals in a purposeful and fulfilling manner” these lines totally worth it. Thank you πŸ˜‡

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    1. Yes, many people don’t understand why they don’t enjoy what they do. Students should get counseling in school, or they should get best guidance from Parents so that they get bright future. Thank you so much for reading.β€οΈπŸ™πŸ»

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  5. A very nice post…………today students are opting career just because someone else is doing this or that……………..
    When I was doing job I was also not satisfied of what I was doing I was not happy because I didn’t pictured my self like this…………………
    And you are so right that joy is what we need , whatever we are doing we should feel joy from inside………..not just for money but for internal satisfaction of what we are doing…….
    Nice post……..

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  6. It is true that we should choose a course because we like to do something in the field. Unfortunately, as you found, most students join a course because their friends are doing it or their parents wanted them to do. May be students should be enrolled only after they are interviewed and tested for their passion for the discipline. However, this wishful thinking is never going to happen. At the same time while we love the work, as we move up, if we do, we get embroiled in management related work and politics. That may bring more money but kills passion for the subject, the reason one joined the course.

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    1. Yes I understand what you are saying, but proper guidance is really required to students as well as parents should not force kids to take some specific course because at the end of the day nothing fruitful will come in hand.

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  7. Aww, that is so nice, dear Anjali!
    I have a story similar to what you described. When I joined highschool, the profile I studied was a mistake – that profile was thought to be the worst of all because only the poor kids joined that class of Food Industry, and it required very small grades.
    After I get in that highschool profile, I got in touch with my colegs, my teachers and after that things went by themselves. In a moment I was named chief of class and my teachers, my colegs just loved me. Soon enough, I started to enjoy my classes and chose not to go anymore. Today I am a Food Engineer because of that choice and to be frank, I don’t regret it, because God knows, I loved what I did.
    The sad part is that nobody in my area has open spaces for an engineer without experience, and I get sad because I can’t find a job in the field I love so much.
    But I am young and I like to think that good things await me, and in time I will get to do what I wanted so much.
    All in one, as a conclusion, you never stop learning in this life.
    Have a nice week and thank you for sharing!
    Love, Katherine.

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    1. Thank you so much Kate, yes learning is for a lifetime. Wow you are a food engineer; for me, creating delicious food is also an art. I love watching food documentaries. And I know what you are saying as I am in similar situation right now I worked for 12 years continuously in TV channels and MNC. However, after my daughter delivery, I left industry as it demands a lot of time and traveling. So I am also waiting for right time so that I can back in industry. Hope you have a great week ahead. Take careβ€οΈπŸ˜‡

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  8. The purpose of life is to eventually discover your path, and the meaning of life is to achieve your goals in a purposeful and fulfilling manner.
    So well put! Do we get to see documentary films made by you anytime soon?

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    1. Thank you so much, yes very less people in present know their sense of purpose. About documentaries, I have not got chance to make independent documentaries yet. In past I had made many feature’s shows and documentary for CNBC TV 18. Independently I had made only two documentaries one for AIMS ( topic: Mental health) and FDCI ( fashion week in India).

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      1. Are these documentaries available somewhere that I can watch. People these days are in a rush to do something different, to try something interesting and they have the money too, even if from parents πŸ™‚ Its a good sign too, with prosperity comes both laziness and brilliance, more of the former though.

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        1. Sorry CNBC TV18 had all rights reserved, and other two documentaries are with AIMS and FDCI respectively. All of them went on air. And I mostly worked for channels like CNBC and Zee Zindagi. And when you work for channel, it’s their rights not yours though you are the creator of content.

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