It is crucial to find the right job. Despite the worldwide fantasies of winning the lottery, buying luxurious cars and homes, and doing fascinating work with out of the ordinary people in exotic places, the plain reality is that the majority of us have to work, hard, for a prolonged time. If you spend forty to fifty years-not an improbable situation -working at jobs you are preferably not being doing, you are in fact throwing away a large part of your life. This is unnecessary and depressing, especially because a skilled you can love is within your reach.
What is the ideal job, anyway?
The right job enhances your life. It is personally rewarding for the reason that it nourishes the most significant aspects of your personality. It suits the way you like to do things and reflect who you are. It lets you use your natural strengths in ways that come naturally to you, and it does not force you to do things you don not do well (at least, not often!).
How can you distinguish if you are in the right job? Here are some general rule. If you are not employed, keep them in mind as you search for you ideal job. If you are employed, see how your present job measures up.
If you are in the right job, you should:
· Look forward to going to work
· Feel energized (most of the time) by what you do
· Feel your contribution is respected and appreciated
· Feel proud when describing your work to others
· Enjoy and respect the people you work to others
· Enjoy and respect the people you work with
· Feel optimistic about your future
It is important to be aware of that there are as many different paths to career satisfaction as there are happily employed people. There is no one "ideal job" to which everyone should aspire. But there is an ideal job for you.
To reach career satisfaction, you need to figure out what your preferences are and then find a job that accommodates them. It is a good thing there are so many different kinds of jobs available, because people are so diverse in their abilities and priorities. Some people enjoy some type of duties and other not, and for some people, money is a top priority. They want to make lots of it! Others, however, want most to make a contribution to society; the money is less important.
The secret of career satisfaction lies in doing what you enjoy most. A small number of fortify people find out this secret early in live, but the majority of us are trapped in a sort of psychological wrestling match, torn between what we think we can do, what we or others feel we supposed to do, and what we think we want to do.