“I hate my job!”
Have you ever said those words when you roll over to press the snooze button on Monday morning? What about when you are pulling in the parking lot and it is time to walk in the building?
Most of us work an average of 40 hours a week for 40 years. That is a long time to hate your job or be dissatisfied.
Have you ever thought about the real reason
you may hate your job?
Finding out why, takes you from a complaining or neutral state to an active and solution minded state.
I would first encourage you to ask yourself these questions:
- What parts of my job do I enjoy?
- What parts do I least enjoy?
This is a starting point to begin evaluating and uncovering what are the things that are causing you to hate your job.
Did you jot these answers down quickly because you assuredly know the answers to all of them? Or did you struggle to answer because you have never taken the time to evaluate or you never considered its relevance?
Most people cannot readily answer these questions or have thought the answers were relevant. It is indeed relevant and there should definitely be alignment between your answers to these four questions and the job you choose to be in for 40 hours a week for 40 years.
Often times when we find ourselves in a job that we hate or a job we are not satisfied in…it is because we have never gone back to the root of the issue which is ourselves and who we truly are!
One of our greatest opportunities in life is to discover our greatest strengths and meld them together with our greatest interests and create a beautiful mixture called passion. Passion is the ingredient to enjoying your 40 hours a week for 40 years!
However, in our society we have melded high income + hottest job trends to try and co-create passion. We quickly find out that passion is not and cannot be created from that formula.