OPINION: Folks With Non-Traditional Career Ambitions Should Explore These Paths


Not everyone wants to follow the status-quo in life. Many people do not want to work a 9-to-5, answer to a boss, and get holidays off. Of course, there’s nothing inherently wrong with these paths…for folks who want them. However, there’s a toxic, unspoken rule in society that indirectly urges people to follow the safe road.

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Following the safe road isn’t always the best call; it’s certainly not a good choice for folks who feel a calling to do something else. Far too often, people are directly told to be ambitious and follow their dreams; however, when they actually exercise this advice, they can run into a lot of naysayers and pressure to take the safe road.

Ignoring the Naysayers

In life, there will always be naysayers and people who fear or resent folks with the willingness to follow their own path.

An inevitable part of the journey involves overcoming this type of criticism; although a more positive attitude towards folks with non-traditional career ambitions cannot hurt. Each human being deserves to follow what feels right to them and unearth their full potential.