“The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle.” – Steve Jobs
Let me start by saying: We are all capable of doing the job we always dreamed about! We are given the chance to decide if we take the opportunities or not!
I truly wish I had an article like this on hand when I was going through the years of Ping-Pong in my head. It took me over 3 years to understand what I really wanted and that the job I was in – which was great by the way- was not working for me anymore. It was unbelievably difficult to accept this, as I was doing great climbing the corporate ladder.
Eventually I did get it, I need a new job, a new career. After quitting I took time to travel in Asia. When I was back I started to set up my motivational business. I took a big risk, but now I am rewarded with the dream job and a life I couldn’t even imagine before. You are no different from me! If you need to make changes in your life and if you are willing to admit it, it is going to happen sooner or later!
Read through the below statements and if they ring a bell, start to work on how to make changes in your work life! You seriously need to quit or take a turn of 180 degrees!
Here’s 3 signs that made me realise: “ I need a new job! ”
1.) You wake up each morning with the thought of wanting to quit your job!
I remember clearly what my first thoughts of each morning were: ‘Is this it for me? Am I going to do this for the rest of my life? Oh my God, I’m not happy. How could this happen??’
I was scared, lost and confused. I had no idea what was wrong with me. But this thought came back to me each morning and now I am grateful beyond belief that it did not stop bugging me. If it didn’t harass me for so long maybe I’d still be in my old job and would have missed all the wonderful experiences and adventures I had the past years!
What is Your first thought that comes to mind about your job?
What is Your first thought when you wake up?
2, You become an autopilot zombie!
Oh, I’m sure you’ll get it in a second what I mean! We live in a world which seems to be moving very fast. Time is limited and we have too much to do! When you become an autopilot zombie, you forget to think, live and feel. You wake up, brush your teeth, by then you are already thinking about work, you drive, drink a coffee, open up your laptop, read a hundred mails, eat lunch, go home, go to sleep and it all starts over again automatically. You lose energy, motivation and you stop thinking about what you really want. You go to survival mode!
3, You only enjoy one day of the month: payday!
I seriously think we should all be in jobs, that we like or better, love and enjoy! So many of us have a life path that is linked to our work. We should follow it as it will make us very happy and also others around us! If you hate your job and only enjoy it when you get paid, seriously start to list out jobs, that would suit you more! It will take time for you to decide if you want to quit your current job or you just need to get your motivation back.
You spend 1/3 of your life at work, it better be something you like!
Ask yourself: Do I need a new job? What is my new, dream job? If I had the possibility to do anything what work would I do?
We spend way too much time at our office, with our job, so it’s key that we feel good about it! If you are unsatisfied with your current situation please take responsibility by starting to admit this to yourself so you can make the first step towards your future dream job or career! Remember, everything starts with a single step!
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