I hate my job!” How many of you say this almost everyday? A few too many, we are sure. Statistics suggest that more than half of us do not like what we are doing for a living. While you may think it is okay to work through the day, rant about it, and do it as a routine, you should know that you will soon be bored and sick of it. You will eventually quit a job out of frustration and find yourself in no man’s land!
Many employees have said that they don’t even understand the company’s vision. Many others say they are discouraged and do not feel a connection. Only a few said that they have a great working connection. What if we told you that your dream job exists and that you could work just the way you love?
Sketch your ideal job and work to make it real. These tips will help you accomplish this:
Jot down the future you see for yourself
Take time out and sketch it all out. Use a paper if need be. Describe the future you want to build. Include financial goals, relationships, business connections, talent management activities to grow, accomplishments, and more.
Let the past stay behind you
The past can be a great hindrance. It can ruin your present and stymie your future endeavors. You may have made mistakes in the past. You may not be able to increase productivity at work right now. That’s okay. You can create a future without these mistakes.
This too shall pass
Change is the ultimate, harsh truth. Whether you love what’s happening right now or absolutely loathe it, it will pass. If you dislike something, try to change it. If you can’t change it, turn your focus to your dream job. There is no wisdom in thinking about things that you cannot change.
What would turn this job into your dream job?
If you want to stay at the same organization but increase productivity, you have to understand how you can make changes. A temporary project in another department, a transfer, and mentoring, etc. are some examples of changes that might hearten your spirits.
Work to improve your skills to accomplish your work goals
May be your job is frustrating you because you are not being promoted. Polishing a skill or learning a new skill may help you with that. Work on it! Write down whatever your work goals are and be disciplined in pursuit.
Dream jobs exist. Yours is probably in the same organization. Understand your future undertakings and mission, and work towards achieving them.
Many people dislike their job but that doesn’t mean you should be in that category and do nothing about it. There are ways to live the life you want to and work such that you enjoy everyday.