Ever get the feeling that you might as well look for a job in another universe? Well, if string theory is ever proven, then most likely many other yous have different jobs in any number of infinite universes. I was thinking about this the other day, probably after some crack by Dr. Sheldon Cooper, Ph.D. (Jim Parson’s character on the smash hit The Big Bang Theory), where he posits that he is clown in another universe. While I hope to God that I am not a clown in any universe (deep-seated fear of clowns), I hope that maybe I am a marine biologist working with dolphins, or an archeologist digging in Africa. I had so many things I wanted to do and be when I was young. Too bad our society makes us select a career path by age 18.
So, what if you had different jobs in different universes? What would they be? Maybe, just maybe, you can do one of them right here in this universe! Here’s a few tips to get you started.
1. What did you want to be when you grew up?
Sometimes, going back to what you originally wanted to do is the right move. Why? Because you were most likely passionate about your first career choice. If you are considering a career change, think back, way back. Now if you wanted to be an astronaut, well, maybe the window of opportunity has passed you by. But, maybe you wanted to be a teacher, or CPA. Those are doable, even as late career changes.
2. Can you picture yourself doing something else?
We only get one time around in this universe, so far as we know, so why not do something that you really want to do? Covering the bills and eating are real concerns, but why not try to get paid to do something you love? It takes planning, and that’s where most people stop the process of moving forward to their dream career. Planning involves research, and if you’re reading this, you have access to the greatest tool in any universe, the Internet. Use if for more than updating your FB status!
3. Motivation is a necessity in any universe
Getting up and getting busy are the keys to career success. No matter what you want to do, sitting around watching the Bachelor or playing Halo is fun, but it moves you no closer to your career goals. Try to set a schedule for 2 weeks to research and plan your career a bit more. You can still play, just have more of a schedule.
If traveling through dimensions ever does become a reality, I know that I am a huge singing sensation in one universe!!
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- How I Figured Out What I Wanted To Do With My Life (thedailymuse.com)
- Midlife Career Change – 4 women who made a job switch during middle age (theinsider.retailmenot.com)
- Parallel Universes in Science Fiction (mishscifimusings.wordpress.com)