how important is money when considering career opportunities?

There’s nothing wrong with wanting to make a decent living and not having the pressure of living paycheck to paycheck.  Truth be told, most of us would rather make more money than less money, right?  I thought so.

The danger though is it’s very easy to become consumed with finding a high-paying job that you end up sacrificing some of the enjoyment of your work.  Meaning there are a lot of people that make really good money but hate what they do.  You may even know someone like this.

So one of the things you have to evaluate is how important is money to you?  Here would be my two cents…if you pursue a career for the money, you’ll find yourself miserable.

I would rather do something I love and am passionate about but make less money than do something I dread and despise but make more money.  Sure the bigger paychecks will be nice at first, but it will wear off quickly.

Here’s the interesting thing.  There are a lot of people who pursued something they loved and found they could actually make a pretty good living at it.  If you do something well enough, someone will pay you for it.  People get paid to do some random stuff, but they are so good at what they do that others are willing to pay for it.

So when you’re searching for various job or career opportunities, allow money to be A factor but not THE factor.  It’s better to find something you love.

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