"Career" is typically where you have a role as colleague, and one of the few roles where you receive money for your effort. Like another reply to this question, to me, a career is a job (i.e., gives you money for your contributions), but it is a job with additional benefits including sense of purpose, community, and personal satisfaction. Although other roles can also give those things, there is a specific purpose, community, and personal satisfaction filled by a career that differs from other roles (just as they differ between the roles of mom and friend).
According to me career gives you purpose, passion and interest. The person who plans a career, usually is motivated to learn more, to contribute more. These people take both a short and long term view of a job and look at what they can learn and how they can grow in each situation.
Career planning is necessary to guide us towards a proper and safer future.
Career is a very important thing in one's life. Whatever career path you choose to follow, it will impact your life greatly.
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I believe that having a career is the most important thing about life. You will be fulfilling your dreams and doing what you love. This makes life more useful for you and also for others because you will be giving others in some way. For me personally, a career makes me motivated to do more in life and to keep going. You might be a little confused or worried about having a career or in what field exactly but that is okay. I changed my major at least three times my freshman year in college until I found what I love to do the most. It will take time but you will get there.
Success (big or small) or any sense of achievement brings you a lot of self confidence, independence and rewarding things.
In order to enjoy you also need to work hard else there is no value of enjoyment. Enjoyment and hard work go hand in hand, there is no awareness of one without the other.