The value of spending your life doing what you love and loving what you do is priceless. If you wake up each morning feeling devoted to an inspiring vision and mission, no doubt you will feel as if work isn’t work at all. On the other hand, if you turn back the covers and dread your 9-to-5 day, it’s likely you feel as if your job is a burden or ‘necessary evil.’
While it sometimes takes a crisis for us to make a change in our lives, a good indication that you are no longer fulfilled in your job is a lack of energy and enthusiasm on a daily basis. Thankfully, there are a few simple steps you can take to help you help you fall back in love with your career. Once you see how your job is helping you get what you want out of life, you begin to work for yourself. This is the ideal situation, as you will be driven to perform from within. People who are inspired by their jobs don’t need anyone to get them up in the morning; they have more energy at the end of the day and add to the productivity of the company.
There are several steps you can take to fall back in love with your job:
- Firstly, determine what is truly most important to you; what is of highest priority or value in your life – your top three highest values. Any area of your life you do not empower, others will overpower. No one will get up and the morning and dedicate their life to your fulfilment – it is up to you to take command of your daily actions, character and destiny.
- Secondly, understand that you go to work to fulfil what you value most. If you can’t see how your current job description and company’s mission is helping you fulfil what you value most, you will probably be disengaged and uninspired. But, it isn’t what happens to you that matters as much as how you perceive it and what you decide to do about it.
- Ask yourself, how does each of my current job duties help me fulfil my top three highest values, my mission and what is most important to me in my life at present? Answer this question for each duty, until you see the many vital links between what you do each day and your top three highest values. Once you see these links, you will become more inspired and engaged in your current role.
- Finally, compile a list of all the many skills, opportunities and knowledge you have gained as a result of your current job, and lighten your sense of burden.
The quality of your life is based on the quality of the questions you ask yourself daily. Love what you are currently doing by linking each of your duties to what you truly love and value. It isn’t your job, but your perception of your job and the subsequent actions you take, that matter. It is more than possible to fall back in love with the job you’re in.
Dr John Demartini is a renowned entrepreneur and human behaviour expert, founder of The Demartini Institute and author of 40 books. For more information visit www.drdemartini.com