[vimeo id="98761850"] The one phrase that almost everyone says at some point in their career is, “I hate my job.” Sometimes it’s said out of frustration and sometimes just out of angst. However, I think there are some underlying reasons why people feel like this. Sometimes they’re so subtle that they’re not even noticed. Today I want to highlight these reasons and share a few ideas of what can be done to overcome them.
First, people draw their fulfillment totally from their job. Yes a job can definitely bring you a sense of fulfillment, but it should not be the only source. Your fulfillment is a combination of doing all that God has called you to do while maximizing the strengths of your divine design. Ultimately, you will truly be fulfilled when you love and follow God with all your heart, mind, body and soul. This will guarantee that you’ll stay close to His will and find fulfillment in every area of life.
Second, people draw their identity from their job. No your job is not who you are, it’s what you do to make a living. If you allow your identity become your job, you will end up disliking it. The Apostle Paul made tents, but his identity was in Jesus and sharing the gospel. He wasn’t known as Paul the tent maker, but rather Paul the apostle. As he lived out his calling and followed Jesus he found his identity in God. In fact, after he met Jesus, all he thought to be of worth became nothing. He realized that his identity now was in Jesus and his newfound faith.
Third, people won’t accept new challenges at work. Some people dislike their job because they refuse to try anything new. Unless you’re finding ways to challenge yourself at work, you’ll be stuck in the same routine in your job. We were created to be explorers and with a desire to challenge ourselves to achieve something more and learn something different. Think about all the great discoveries that were made years ago and all the new discoveries that are being made today. It creates drive in people and energizes people to thrive in their work environment. Take new challenges because they will do the same for you and bring new life to you work.
I trust these few ideas have encouraged you today and helped shed some light onto what you can bring new life to your job. If you would like to add anything to this list or have some follow up thoughts, please feel free to respond below. Have a great day!