I often hear people say how unhappy they are in their current job and that they wish they knew what they could do to find a job they love.
My advice is simple, here are three key ways you can distinguish for yourself a career choice you would love whole heartedly.
1. Choose Happiness.
No matter where you are or what you are doing, decide to be happy. In all jobs, there will be times when something might happen, and at the moment you are left frustrated, angry or upset with the situation. In my experience, there have been numerous times, which I blamed the job, or the career that I was in for my feelings of discontent. I have come to realize, over many years of being in the same career, which I do love, that there will be times I hate the job, and that is life, happening, at the moment, and that it is not going to be rainbows and butterflies all of the time.
2. Choose Your Passion.
If you want to do what you love, choose a job that allows you to express your passion for life. What is something you love to do and would love doing every day? Wayne Dyer has an excellent quote, “Do what you love and you will never work a day in your life.” We often think that we cannot make money doing what we love. Realize, this is lack thinking. Reframe that statement and pose it as this question “How can I earn an income doing what I love?” Today the world is riddled with people stepping out of their comfort zone and challenging the social norm of a 9-5 job. Moms are building businesses from their personal PC; people are creating online stores, kids are starting businesses and using social media as a tool to generate income. You too can do what you love and make money doing it.
3. Take Action.
Albert Einstein said, “Nothing happens until something moves.” In life, to get anywhere, you must act. Commit each day to taking actions that will continue to move you forward into the career and job you love. With today’s technology, you have the entire world at your fingertips. If you do not know how to do something, you can type it into Google, and you will have pages of information to comb through and learn. It takes one action, typing in a question, keyword or phrase and resources are immediately available to you.
Choice, Passion and Action, three key ways you can love your job and have happiness and fulfillment in your daily life.