YOU LOVE YOUR JOB?
you unhappy with your job? Do you think that its time
you needed a change? Do you think that you can't cope
in this work place and you need a change? Are you feeling
frustrated? These are all the questions that you keep
asking yourself if you are unhappy with your job and
you want a change. Well then I think that after asking
so many questions to yourself just try asking this question
"Do I love my job?"
If you think that you do love your job but you are unhappy
about certain things then you need to re-evaluate your
problems before jumping on to change it. It is very
important to love your job before you leave it because
if you do not learn to love what you are doing you will
be happy at no place. Thus the following points will
help you analyse your decision.
Understand the source of your unhappiness or frustration
Try to analyse what is the problem and why you are feeling
this way. Ask yourself as to what is making you unhappy
and then make a list. Putting your thoughts in writing
will help you analyse what is really going on. Try to
understand where the problem lies. 'Is it the environment?
A particular situation? The type of work you're doing
or the nature of the work? 'Are your colleagues the
reason of your unhappiness? Or is it how the work is
being done? Ask all these questions and then find out
where the problem actually lies.
Examine your attitude
Using statements that begin with 'I think' and 'I believe',
record how you feel about what you have listed in the
first section of your analysis. If you think that a
particular section of your analysis is bothering you
then try to understand what is it that bothers you.
'If your unhappiness is about the people, what is it
exactly? Is it your boss? Then note that in writing
and explain specifically what it is you don't like about
Work towards changing it
Start to change your negative feelings into more positive
experiences. Unless and until you work towards changing
your attitude you will not be able to succeed. Take
positive steps towards changing your attitude. Ask yourself:
'What things have I done or said or not done or said
about this problem? Then you can understand if there
is some set of actions you haven't taken that you should
maybe things would have been okay. Also, you can begin
to understand, that you could have actually avoided
this situation altogether if you had done the things
Find alternative solutions
Ask yourself 'While I'm here, what are things that I
can do differently? If you are unhappy with some work
then instead of hating your work try to think what you
can do to make it exciting. For example, if you hate
writing reports because they seem tedious or redundant,
think of how you can meet the same needs another way
without complaining about it and not doing it in time.
Thus challenge yourself to come up with new and creative
ways of doing the work. Thus by simply transforming
your approach to the work and applying your creativity
to the problems at hand, you may find tedious work more
engaging and even fun.
By designing and implementing new approaches to your
work, you will feel more empowered and energised and
your current job will open up a completely new avenue
for you. It will start to feel like a new job and new
opportunities will definitely come your way.