How you feel about your job can be very indicative as to how you exist in other areas in your life. If you are not fulfilled in your job – or can actually say you dislike it immensely why stay?
The number one answer to that is FEAR. Fear of not finding another job. Fear of not making money. Fear of losing your identity that is tied up with the job you currently dislike.
Living a life driven by fear will only lead to a life void of inspiration and love. I truly believe that all of us were put on this planet to inspire love in our individual way. Ponder this famous poem…
To have laughed often and much;
To win the respect of intelligent people and affection of children;
To earn the appreciation of honest critics and endure the betrayal of false friends;
To appreciate beauty, to find the best in others;
To leave the world a bit better,
Whether by a healthy child, a garden patch, or a redeemed social condition.
To know that even one life has breathed easier because you have lived.
This is to have succeeded.
We all have the ability to strive and thrive. We spend a large portion of our time at our job. If we are there out of fear – it is next to impossible for us to be living in love.
Tips for the day:
1) Do not quit your job until you have identified what drives you and researched possible opportunities in that area. Would a job in this area provide you with enough money, benefits etc… Get creative… Maybe you are a writer and just dislike the company you work for… Are there other companies that are a better fit for you? At this stage we are just gathering information. Taking this action alone will make your current job feel lighter.
2) Do some journaling on what your perfect day would look like if you were working at the job of your dreams. This should include your personal life as well. Our professional lives are completely immersed with our personal lives. IT IS ABSOLUTELY POSSIBLE for the two to co-exist. This is not living in fantasy land – for each day is not going to be perfect. This exercise is to open up your neurological pathways so you can actually see the opportunities that are already around you. With NLP – Neuro Linguistics… As soon as we open our minds to the people, places and things that we are attracted to – our brain starts to scan those things and people. The job of our dreams has always been there – we have just been in too much fear to see it.
3) For the time being – while still in this job… make a gratitude list each day about your current job. Remember – whatever we focus on gets bigger. If we can focus on the gratitude of what this job brings to us we will start to experience our day in a whole new light.
Michele is Michele Azenzer, Owner and President of Happy Life Coaching where she supports people in setting a course of action to achieve the outcome they desire. If you are interested, please call her Happy Life Coaching for a complimentary coaching session either in person or via phone today: 818-903-9983.