I hope you had a Happy Valentine’s Day and were able to spend it with someone you love. It is nice to be able to have time set aside to be with the people who we love. Just like relationships, it is important to set aside time to focus on your career and what fulfills you as well. Do you truly love your job? This might not be an easy question for you to answer, which is why it is good idea to take the time to figure out what does and does not bring fulfillment to you within your career. Don’t worry; many people are in the same position, so you are not alone.
Imagine what it would feel like to have a job that you enjoy and fits you! Having the RIGHT career can bring fulfillment and happiness into your life in ways that you might not even realize. A career is a lot like a relationship. It takes time, passion, commitment, and a lot of hard work. That is why you should know whether or not you are investing into the right career. You do not have to settle for less than a job that provides fulfillment and satisfaction, in addition to a steady paycheck.
If you are unsure whether or not your career is a good fit for you, how will you know when you have had enough? When should you make the decision to leave your job and pursue your ideal career? The first step is to identify your career values. Your values are your priorities, and serve as a subconscious guide and can help you make your decisions. Once you know you what your values are, you should be in a better place to make a decision regarding your career path. Only you can make the decision though, so here are some additional questions to consider before you make your career choice:
- Are you happy to get out of bed in the morning and motivated to get started on your daily work
- Does your job challenge you and help you grow in your abilities?
- Does your job bring purpose into your life?
- Is your job aligned with your values?
- Are you able to utilize your talents and skill set at work?
Remember, you deserve to be in a job that you love and that is a true fit. Yes, you will have some bad days no matter what job you have. What is important is that most of the time spent at work is fulfilling and brings your overall happiness into your life. Making the decision to start a career transition can be scary, try to stay focused on what you want long-term. It is always worth the effort and hard work to find happiness and fulfillment in your life.