If you’re anything like I was, you were like, “Yeah, right. <insert eye roll>” when you read the title of this post. You feel like it’s impossible to love your current job when you’re not even happy doing it. When you know you’re meant to be doing something different/bigger/better. When you know it’s not what you’re supposed to be doing.
Well, just for the sake of this post, consider my next question. You don’t have to believe it, but just try it on for a moment.
What if it IS what you’re supposed to be doing?
What if where you are, doing what you’re doing, is exactly where you’re meant to be at this very moment in your life? Consider that this job is part of your journey to getting to where you want to be. It’s equipping you with the tools, the skills, and the mindset that you’ll need to be successful in your dream job.
I truly believe that everything happens the way it’s meant to happen. Once I was able to apply that to the job situation, it changed everything for me. No, I still don’t always love the work (let’s be real) but I love myself enough to allow myself to be who I need to be and learn what I need to learn right now to get there. I had to learn to love the journey.
As part of loving the journey (job), I use the following to keep it in perspective:
- Remember who you are working for. Hint: It is not your employer. This one always whips me into shape. (Colossians 3:23-24)
- Realize that it’s not your job’s job to make you happy. Don’t put that on the job. You chose the job for the reason that you had at the time. Take responsibility for your own happiness.
- You’re there to create value for the customers/clients. Focus on doing that, knowing that you’re learning the skills needed for the next level of your life.
- Know that this job is all part of the plan. It was always going to happen this way. Rest in the fact that you’re exactly where you’re supposed to be. And walk into it accordingly.
As always, I am here to help you navigate through this thing called life. Schedule a phone chat with me here.
Gabrielle, The Thought Trainer