It’s crazy to think that, at some point in my life, I believed that there could be a “dream job” for me. Now, whenever I hear that (or hear someone say it on social media) I vomit in my mouth a little.
It’s just one of the silliest (and naive) things someone could say. There isn’t a “dream job” for you or for me. There are only jobs… and some of them are more fulfilling and rewarding than others. That’s kind of it.
The problem is that most (if not all) jobs are “dreamy” only in conception – the reality is anything but a dream (i.e. perfect). Jobs are (should be) hard, difficult, and challenging, and all of them require that you do things that you dislike or even (maybe) hate.
For instance, I enjoy the freedom that I have building and running my own business but there are an endless number of tasks that I must perform daily that I couldn’t give two shits about. In fact, there are some responsibilities that I utterly loathe.
It’s not a dream… not even close. But, it’s fulfilling and it’s what I’ve signed up for.
That “dream job” that you’re applying for or that you just got? Fantasy. It’ll end up being a grind, eventually, just like the last one. And, this is as it should be.