Career choices are often a topic of conversation from a young age. As children, we are frequently asked what we want to be when we grow up. But how many of us actually have a clear answer to that question? And how many of us have ended up in careers that we never could have imagined as children?
These thoughts were triggered by an advertisement on Dutch television that asks the question, “What do you want to do when you’re grown up?” It made me reflect on my own career path and the various possibilities that exist. While there are many enjoyable activities in life, such as playing golf, going to a spa, or even solving VAT questions, only a select few can turn these hobbies into a full-time job. For those of us in the VAT field, we are fortunate to be doing what we enjoy. However, it’s important to remember that our childhood dreams may not align with our current reality, and we may have to dedicate time to other responsibilities as well.
The advertisement also implies that it is necessary to have a clear direction in life. Society often values structure and planning for the future, even if it is unconsciously done. We all need a source of income to pay our bills, but life is full of unexpected twists and turns. It’s not uncommon to see people transition from one career to another, even in seemingly unrelated fields. VAT professionals may become garden designers, and pilots may switch to working with VAT. The possibilities are endless.
Furthermore, the advertisement suggests that ambition is a key factor in achieving success. Without ambition, it is difficult to grow and reach our goals. However, the definition of success and ambition can vary greatly from person to person. Not everyone aspires to become a partner, manager, or CFO in their company or organization. Some of us find fulfillment in the work itself, rather than the job title or advancement. It is important to find joy in what we do and pursue our passions. If possible, we should strive to incorporate our hobbies into our careers and share them with others.
This is exactly what we aim to do at VATupdate.com. We believe in finding happiness in our work and embracing the things we love. If you have any comments, questions, or ideas, we encourage you to reach out to us. You can send us an email at [email protected] or leave a comment on our LinkedIn posts. We value your input and look forward to engaging with our readers.
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