How to Choose a Career for You

Dennis Tröger


Ever found yourself pondering, “What career is right for me?” Trust me, you’re in good company. My career path hasn’t been straightforward. I started with dreams of being a pilot and studying molecular biology. Then I tried consulting, event management, and now online marketing. It’s a journey that taught me the importance of self-discovery, resilience, and the willingness to embrace change. But hey, isn’t that the spice of life?

Finding your career is not a “yes” or “no” question — it’s a question that is based on your deepest inner self.

If you already have a job you keep asking: Should I quit my job?

What Career Should I Do? From Pilot Dreams to Online Marketing

As a kid, I was captivated by the idea of being a pilot. The sky seemed like the ultimate frontier. But as I grew, so did my interests, and soon the pilot dream was a distant memory. I found myself in the world of molecular biology — fascinating, yet it didn’t quite click. Sounds familiar? It’s like standing at a crossroads with too many signs, right?

The Road Less Travelled:

  • Molecular Biology: A degree I obtained but never really used.
  • Consulting: A field I entered by chance, not by choice.
  • Event Management: My entrepreneurial chapter, full of learning curves.
  • Online Marketing: Where I finally found my stride.

Reconnecting with My Intuition

There came a point when I realized I was disconnected from my true self. Ever been there? It’s like wearing a mask that doesn’t fit. The journey back to self-awareness wasn’t overnight. It was a gradual process of unlearning, relearning, and most importantly, listening.

Embarking on a Journey of Self-Discovery:

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Balancing Heart and Mind in Career Decisions

Choosing a career path often feels like a tug-of-war between heart and mind. My pivotal moment came when my intuition quietly told me, “This chapter is over. Time for a new one.” Despite enjoying my job and the people I worked with, I knew it was time to let go. Scary? Absolutely. Necessary? Undoubtedly.

The Dance of Decision-Making:

How Short Term Goals Lead to Long Term Career Success

I’ve learned that setting long-term goals too specifically can sometimes be limiting. Instead, I have bigger goals: being happy, taking care of my family, and making a difference. The specifics? They have a way of figuring themselves out.

Broad Goals for a Broad Life:

Finding Your Path — Embrace Your Inner Guidance

So, what should your career be? That’s a question only you can answer. Remember, it’s perfectly fine not to have a clear answer right away. Life is a journey of exploration and discovery. Embrace the uncertainty, listen to your heart, and be open to where your path leads. Your career is more than just a job. It shows your journey, growth, and unique contribution to the world.

Originally published at on November 17, 2023.