Are You Happy in Your Work?

I have a friend who wants to change jobs. He has applied, tried, and interviewed multiple times. So far he has hit one dead end after another.
Only, here’s the thing. Stuff is happening behind the scenes.
During a recent lunch, I asked him how he is holding up. His answer convinced me he is going to be fine and ultimately land a great job. He said, “I’m working hard to appreciate my position while planning my promotion.”
Wow! What a great attitude and approach to a draining process.
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If there is a dream job you still want to go after, I encourage you to appreciate your position while planning your promotion. Over the next couple of days we will look at how to do both.
Randy
Why do you think so many people are unfulfilled in their work?
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David

5 years ago

Our culture encourages us to believe and behave that our work provides us with our identify and therefore our meaning to life. We get caught in the trap of believing “I am what I do” so we better be doing something that makes us happy, etc. What if we have this backwards? What if our identity transcends what we do? What if how we’re being at work and whether we are happy or joyful depends on our capacity or commitment to be fully alive and present? What if we were committed to being happy and brought that to what we did? I’m wondering, if we thought this way, would we even pursue some of the jobs that we do…looking for that external thing, that job, to satisfy an internal longing? Would we pursue work that touched our heart and truly connects with our soul? I’m wondering…

Randy

5 years ago

Great comment, David. Very good questions. Thanks for taking time to respond!

Jason

5 years ago

What a great post and reminder. I like my current job. However, it is no longer my dream job. I say that cause 10 to 15 years ago I would have loved to be where I am at now. Over the years times have changed, but I haven’t grown enough to change with it. I find that my dream job is a one I can’t earn a living at. What can I do, well I am not sure. OK, a second passion of mine is possible if I can find the right help.
What am I doing about any of this. Foolishly not much, for various reasons. You could say fear is one of them. It is time to do some soul searching and praying. That at least is a start. In the meantime. I want to do the best I can and be the best I can be where I am at…
Thanks Randy,
Jason

Randy

5 years ago

Thanks for the comment Jason. I’m praying you will be courageous as you keep taking steps toward your dream job!

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