[vc_row][vc_column][stm_spacer height=”150″ height_mobile=”-100″][vc_custom_heading source=”post_title” font_container=”tag:h4|text_align:center|color:%233f3f3f” google_fonts=”font_family:Montserrat%3Aregular%2C700|font_style:700%20bold%20regular%3A700%3Anormal”][/vc_column][/vc_row][vc_row][vc_column width=”1/6″][/vc_column][vc_column width=”2/3″][vc_single_image image=”13840″ img_size=”large” alignment=”center”][stm_separator color=”custom” style=”style_3″ custom_color=”#0d97ff” sep_width=”200px” sep_height=”10px” sep_css=”.vc_custom_1571309810608{margin-top: 20px !important;}”][vc_raw_html]JTVCRElTUExBWV9VTFRJTUFURV9TT0NJQUxfSUNPTlMlNUQ=[/vc_raw_html][vc_column_text]It’s February.
Valentine’s Day is right around the corner.
In an ideal world, you’ll be catching up on your favorite Netflix series and having a good time with your significant other all day long. Not even caring about the rest of the world.
But that’s not how life works, does it?
Reality has non-negotiables that we have to deal with like bills, responsibilities, providing for your immediate family, and did we mention bills?
So you might be faced with the question:
Love or Career?
As hard as this may sound, we suggest that you choose both. Life is all about finding balance. You’re probably going to encounter this question later in life anyway so learn to deal with it as early as today.
Of course, it doesn’t hurt to have a few reminders:
Put some order into your life.
According to entrepreneur.com, your 20s are supposed to be spent discovering who you are, laying down foundational life skills, and developing the right network. According to businessinsider.com, your 30s are when you’re supposed to be pursuing a lifelong dream and building your wealth. These are the times when you’re supposed to be building a solid career. Where does love fit into all of these? Not to sound romantic but the right partner – a supportive, understanding, and inspiring one – can help you accomplish more. They will be there to listen to your problems, assess your situation, and explore areas you can improve on. What’s better is you can do the same for them. Don’t believe us? Just check out power couples Mark Zuckerburg & Priscila Chan and Bill & Melinda Gates.
It always helps to communicate.
This goes without saying. There’s no such thing as “over-communicating”. Talk to your partner about what makes you happy, sad, and fearful. Being in a relationship means getting to know each other deeply, daily. A communicating relationship is a trusting relationship. Don’t forget to communicate with respect. You should also understand that you are two different people with different preferences and feelings.
Lastly, communicate about your goals. Not all plans should be final but it’s good to figure out the roles you will play in each other’s lives. Being in a committed relationship where you’re both successful takes work and vision. Which brings us to the next point.
Be mindful of your goals and the future.
Goals can come in different forms. “Couple Goals”, “Family Goals”, “Travel Goals”, etc.No matter what kind of goal you set, “Financial Goals” will form a big part of the picture. Make sure that you are in sync with your partner when it comes to this. Having a plan on how to handle your finances will always matter.
Love is obviously essential but you should also consider how important money is. You need money to get married, buy your dream house, and send your kids to school. You need money to build a life together.  
See? Love and career can co-exist if two people choose to make them work. It’s a matter of trying.
We hope you learned a lot today. 
Advance Happy Valentine’s Day!
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