By Marcus Hoo
The argument between choosing between passion or money is an ancient as time itself. What is the correct choice when it comes to choosing a career, and would either one be the better option to pursue down the road? In this article I will tell you about the benefits of both choices.
Benefits of choosing a well-paying job:
- More money for your wants and needs – A major benefit of a high-paying job is that you’ll likely have more money for things you want and need, on top of being able to provide for necessities such as food and transport. Because employers may distribute compensation in different ways, you may have more or less money at certain times of the year.
- Improved Reputation – Having a job that pays well may improve your reputation and give you a higher social standing. High-paying jobs may require advanced degrees or knowledge and often are roles with more authority, which people may respect. A good reputation because of a job that pays well can increase social influence and self-confidence, too.
- Early Retirement – Choosing a high-paying job can also help you retire early, which may be a benefit for many people, especially if you aren’t passionate about your job. Often, employers that pay well will match the retirement accounts of their employees up to a certain amount, which helps you save even more money besides your high salary
Benefits of choosing a job based on your passion:
- Productivity – Doing a job you like will increase your productivity. This benefits both you and your employer, as you may be more likely to get more work done in a shorter amount of time and increase positive outcomes while doing something that you enjoy. Increased productivity can also lead to promotions and new knowledge opportunities that may further your career.
- Sense Of Fulfilment – People who work jobs they love are likely to have a greater sense of contentment and fulfilment. Since people spend much of their lives at work, some of them may find it important to be fulfilled by the responsibilities of their role because it makes them feel good about what they do and how they affect others.
- Better Health – Having a job that you love may also help you maintain your physical and mental health. This is because you are likely to enjoy what you do, so you feel happy or excited to accomplish your goals. When you’re happy with work, you’re less likely to procrastinate or feel stressed, which helps your body and mind maintain health. Plus, these jobs usually work fewer hours than high-paying jobs, so you’ll have more time to get sleep and focus on yourself.
So what should you consider?
Depending on your circumstances, you might consider choosing one or the other, but you ultimately need to understand yourself and the world around you to make a better decision.
Such factors might include current world scenarios like the available job market, and your expected day to day costs and necessities. Other possibilities might include something like what you want to personally achieve down the road, your long term goals if any. You might also ask your family members for recommendations on what you should prioritize in the future.