One way to be truly happy in your work is to find out what you love to do the most in the world. Then make that your job.
Everyone thought Binta should become a nurse, doctor or government worker. She had other plans. What she really loved to do was fix gadgets around the house. She told her family she wanted to become an apprentice to an electrician. They were surprised and disappointed. Binta insisted and was able to convince her family and now she is the first female electrician in her community.
Her business is doing well. She makes enough money to take care of her family. She also trains other young women to become electricians.
Binta says, “When I decided to become an electrician, I didn’t know if I would succeed or fail. I just knew that I would regret it if I didn’t try. It was the best decision I ever made because now I get to spend every day doing what I love."
Do you love taking pictures? Are you artistic? Do your friends and family ask you to help them with a particular thing because you’re so good at it? Great, because you might have found your future career!
Making a living from the things you already love can be simple. You don’t always need a lot of money to get started. You can start at home. So you don’t need a fancy office or work space. Get your friends and family involved in your projects, too!
You’re young, so you still have a lot of time to find your passion. Don’t worry if you’re not sure yet. Use this time to explore lots of options. When you find what you love, you’ll know.