You’re trying too hard to fit into a profession that’s not right for you.
And the result is things that were once pleasurable are no longer pleasurable.
The contemporary view of work is that it should embody you.
So when we are not happy at our jobs, it hinders the value of our self-worth.
Why is it that every time you meet someone new, they ask you what you do?
If you get these questions more and more from strangers that could potentially turn into friends, this creates an awkward social dynamic in that you repeat the thing you hate. You’re thinking, “I want to make this sound better than what it actually is…” And that sucks.
Why should you try and create this false image just because your job sucks?
And worse yet, no one wants to hear that your job sucks because there’s a likely chance that their job sucks too since 34% of U.S. workers are engaged at work (which is the highest in Gallup’s history!)
There’s a problem when we celebrate that 34% of our staff is engaged.
It’s like a doctor coming into your room after you’ve lost your right big toe and she says, “There’s a 34% chance that we’ll be able to reattach your toe to your body.” Or in other words, you’re not getting that toe back.
Here’s a quick solution:
If you like structure, you should be in the business world.
If you’d rather flow, you should be in the creative world.
If surprise and being on your toes drives you, think about the emergency medical, fire, and police professional world.
If you want more organized chaos, event planning, project management, and marketing might be your jam.
Want to set your own schedule? Try becoming a yoga instructor, performer, or teacher of some type.
The point is you need to stop trying to fit into a role that’s not for you.
It’s much better to take the time and get a clear view of your values, priorities, interests, and then decide what you’re going to move forward with next.
Here’s a question to help you understand yourself better: What do you enjoy so much that you’d be willing to put aside your ego and do it for the love of it, even when it’s a grind, you enjoy the grind and process of becoming better?