Launch your career before you find your passion

Going off of yesterday's thoughts, I think it's important that young people launch their careers before they worry about finding their passion.

What does this mean?

When I think of launching your career, I mean working a job that is at least is a 50% fit towards your natural inclinations. This has to be something that helps you grow towards becoming the person you want to be.

Most jobs can actually be this career-launching type of job. All it has to do is teach you the norms of the workplace and the culture of being in a culture that rewards performance and character. Once you learn how to navigate the workplace and start gaining experience there, then you can start to build towards finding or creating that career you feel more passionate about.

The game of finding your passion isn't about choosing the perfect job right off the bat.

It's about testing lots of jobs early on to see what you like doing professionally, and what you don't. It may not be a perfect fit, but you'll learn things about what you like and what you don't. You'll start to see what you value in a workplace (whether that's predictability, fun coworkers, or ample opportunity), rather than let others decide for you what is valuable.

Only through testing and just starting on your career instead of spending years "preparing" for your career, can you learn what the perfect fit is for you.

So go ahead and test.