Sunday, June 22, 2014

The Real Reason You Don't Like Your Job

Every day you go to work and think to yourself, "I really don't like this job. I need to find another one fast." But another day, another week, another month, and another year passes and you are still there...

It's become easy for you to focus on the aspects of your job that you don't like. Even when you try to ignore them you get a disappointing reminder that they still exist.
 
You want to quit right now, but you can't. If you did, your decision would undoubtedly be linked to one of the common reasons that people leave their jobs - all of which cause misalignment with your vision and values, long before you find the courage to leave.

It's not your duties or the people you work with that you don't like; they are distractions from the real reason which is: What you do (in terms of behaviors - yours and those of others) does not correspond with who you are.
 
An inauthentic life is predicated upon inauthentic decisions, and a major decision is how you are going to spend 40 hours out of your life each week. When what you do conflicts with who you are, you are fighting an uphill battle that you are inevitably going to lose - even if you feel that you have "a good job."

A good job is one that is good for you (takes care of your financial and psychological needs, and does not make you betray yourself). Most importantly, a good job (a career) allows you to live with authenticity.

If you stay at a job you don't like, you choosing to do work for a living, instead of choosing to do who you are for a living.

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