I hate when I hear that people get stuck in a job they really don’t like. I know it happens to most of us (including myself). I think the problem is what do you do when you get stuck? Are you someone who gets stuck and stays there. Do you grin and bear it?
If this is you, then I have a word for you…STOP! Stop just grinning and bearing it. This is no way to live. My son recently said to me, “Dad, it is Tuesday only 3 more days to the weekend.” I asked him why he said it. His answer didn’t surprise me because he said he likes the weekend because I can hang with him more and he doesn’t have to go to school. Now he is 7 and I thought this mentality didn’t start infiltrating a mind until they got into a job they hated. Evidently this is not the case.
Maybe we should find enjoyment in everything we do first and foremost. Then and only then can happiness be found. Or maybe if we don’t get some type of joy or happiness out of what we are doing, we should re-think what we are doing. I know this can be a can of worms but needs to be pondered…
My suggestion is that if you don’t find more happiness daily than dread, you should make a firm decision to change. You don’t have to change immediately but take steps to do it as soon as possible. For example, if you are in a job you hate and want to do something else. List on a page the top three things you dream of doing. Once you are done, start doing #2. Even if it is only in your spare time, start today. Over time your brain will catch up and find ways to allow you to do it full time. I never suggest jumping off a cliff and leave your whole life behind. I do suggest starting slow and accept your new life.
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