How to find a job that you love?

1.Pick one path.

It's very necessary for people at some point in their life to dedicate themselves to a single game of some sort, which is kind of what you're doing in university. You know, you have to become one thing at some point in your life. And the sacrifice, of course, is that you give up all the other things that you could become. But the you don't really have a choice, because if you don't decide voluntarily to become one thing, you know, to become a disciplined adherent of some specific practice or profession or viewpoint, then you risk just aging chaotically and you don't get away with not aging. 

So you might as well age into something that's actually something rather than just remaining or then just becoming an old child, which is really not a not a good thing. It's not a good thing to see, especially by the time people hit about 40.it's not pretty. 

2.Noticed at work that engages you.

I think you can find what compels you. And what might enable you to live in a high quality manner, despite the suffering that's associated with life, I think you can discover that. And I think part of the way you discover that is by watching yourself and learning when it is that you're meaningfully engaged. You have to notice that. It's something that happens to you in some sense rather than something that you do. You have to notice when you're meaningfully engaged and then you have to work to expand the amount of time that you spend in that state.

3.Find work that matches your temperament. 

So you need to know what your temperament is and then you need to know the temperamental demands of the job. Now, most jobs are are mastered with a combination of intelligence and conscientiousness, but the other temperamental factors play a moderating role. So, for example, extroverted people tend to be entertainer types and highly social. And so if you're interested, for example, if you're extroverted, then a career in sales is something that you might consider a career that involves a lot of public communication and interaction with groups. Whereas you're an introvert,you're going to work,you're going to want to work a lot more. You're going to be suited to work in a solitary manner, a lot more. 

If you're agreeable, you're going to be suited for taking care of people. If you're disagreeable, then you're a tough bargainer. 

A hard negotiator and litigators, for example, lawyers are are often low in agreeableness. So if you're conscientious, well, that tends to be a very good trait for any kind of managerial and administrative job and for for for similar jobs as well.It's a great predictor of military powers. 

For example, if you're high in openness, then you're going to want a creative career and that might make you an entrepreneur or musician or an artistor something like that. That's often very,very difficult to monetize. But one of the funny things about opennessis that if you're high in openness, it's not that helpful at the bottomof hierarchies because you're basically expected at the bottom of most hierarchiesto act more or less like a functionary. But it becomes of criticalimportance at the top of hierarchy. So it's a personality trait whose utility can really kick in in the later stagesof your career, because it's really complex positions wherethings are changing dynamically. 

You need to have a hard intelligenceand you also need to be creative. 

4.Find work that matches your IQ.

Because you got to know that there are differences in intelligence. It's really important if you go into a job and you're not smart enough for that job, you're going to have one bloody miserable time and you're going to make life wretched for the people around you because you won't be able to handle the position. And as you climb hierarchies of competence, the demand on fluid intelligence increases. And so unless you want to fail, you don't put yourself in over your head. But what you really want to do, as far as I can tell, if you want to maximize your chances for both success and let's say being is you want to find a strata of occupation in which you would have intelligence that would put you in the upper quartile. Then you're a big fish in a smallpond and you don't want to be the stupidest guy in the room.It's a bloody rough place to be. So and you probably don't want to bethe smartest guy in the room either, because what that probably means isyou should be in a different room.You should look at a place where if you're right at the top, it's you've mastered it. It's time to go somewhere where you're a little lower so that you've got something to climb up for.

5.Have high ambitions.

That's what turns the world into a potentially positive place. And here's the kicker.  The higher the aim, the more the positive emotion. So that's  you think, well, why should I bother? Why should I bother doing something lofty and difficult?Because it's worth it. That's why, because the alternative is stupid suffering, because what happens is, like, you don't need a framework in order to suffer. You can just lay there day after day and suffer, right? That's easy. So that's the default condition. If you don't have a lofty ambition, then you suffer miserably. And the reason for that is life is really complex, short, finite, full of suffering and beyond you. And so you can just lay there and think about that and it's horrible. And so that's not helpful. It's just not useful.

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