Get in tune with potential careers and job choices that plug into your passions as a person.
The late comedian George Carlin once said, “Do you hate your job? Sorry to hear that. There’s a support group for that. It’s called EVERYBODY, and they meet at the bar!”
Melissa Evans, author of “Sole to Soul: How to Identify Your Soul Purpose and Monetize It”, says it’s a simple fact that most people don’t like their jobs.
The solution is for workers to get in tune with potential careers and job choices that plug into their passions as a person. Evans suggests people ask themselves the following questions:
What do you want?
In an economy that is dicey at best, it seems like it’s a luxury to only consider the jobs you really want, even if they are in a field in which you may have to start over from the bottom. However, consider the alternative: bouncing from bad job to bad job, hoping the next one will be better than the last, when the real problem may be that you just aren’t doing anything you’re passionate about.
How do you want to feel?
There is a vast difference between getting up in the morning excited about the day and waking up in the morning with a knot in the pit of your belly, anxious about having to go back to a workplace you can’t stand anymore.
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Why should you change course?
If what you’ve been doing hasn’t worked so far, logic dictates you change what you’re doing. The best advice is to find something that drives your spirit and your intellect and pursue that before it becomes too late for you to fulfill your dreams.
“The first thing most people do when they don’t like their job is to look for another one,” says Evans. “While that’s valid, I have to question the wisdom of running from a bad job as opposed to pursuing a good one. The problem is, most dissatisfied employees identify a good job as one that simply pays a little more and is not where they currently work.”
Evans says it’s important to keep in mind, a good job, a good career, is far more than that. Once you acknowledge this you’re one step closer to finding workplace happiness.
Source: The Nova Scotia Business Journal