What is a dream job, anyway? One person might think it’s a job that allows for ample time with the family, while someone else might think it’s making enough money to retire by age 40.
Still, many of us are raised to think that by combining our passion with our work, we will find something that fits our own definition eventually. But that view isn’t always realistic, especially if we have student debt to pay off, a mortgage to pay, or a family to support.
One thing remains true: The term “dream job” has a dangerous connotation because it implies that there is only one job that’s right for us, which severely limits any potential for job satisfaction.