How long have you been putting up with the way things are at work? How long have you just been turning up because “it’s your job”?
Yes, the boss is a twit, and you could do the job in your sleep. Burnt out? No. More like bored out. The people you work with are OK, but you’re just not feeling it like you used to. Even when you have success, you don’t enjoy it like you once did.
What is missing and why do you feel this way?
When you can’t put your finger on a reason for your dissatisfaction or your feeling of dissociation from the job, the real culprit is a lack of fulfillment.
Luckily there is one thing you can do right now to find fulfillment at work.
That one thing is to PLAN.
You’re probably asking yourself how you can plan when you just feel numbness when thinking of your job.
Understand this. Career fulfillment and happiness comes from more than job success. It comes from doing what’s important to you and what makes you joyous. It comes from feeling like you’re making a difference and doing something that matters.
If you’ve been in your job for a while, it has probably been a long time since you stopped to ask yourself what is important to you. How long has it been since you reflected on your values? For most of us, the effects of the last two years have changed the way we see work and life.
Nothing changes if nothing changes.
In some ways, everything seems to have changed, but if you’re still stuck in your routine, then nothing has changed. And nothing will change unless you make it.
What should be in your plan?
Tony Robbins says, “In the search for contentment, it’s tempting to compromise your values to get a fleeting sense of fulfillment. But if you’re acting against your values, the feeling of fulfillment is false and won’t last. When you’re true to yourself, you can trust that when you find what you’re seeking, it’s the real thing.”
Your starting point is to focus on yourself.
- What are you good at?
- What do you enjoy doing?
- What is important to you?
- What do you want from your career?
- What is your current job or career path giving you?
- What is missing?
- Where do you want to go?
- What difference do you want to make?
Working through these questions won’t be a fast or easy process to do alone. You’ll have to be very honest with yourself to get the best results.
I’ve designed a Career Clarity online program to help you understand and identify your unique strengths and values and see what’s truly important to you in a role and in life.
It will lead you step-by-step through the personal reflection process and help you formulate a career plan that will make you feel fulfilled every day. Create a plan that is completely aligned to your strengths and passions.
Because you’re committed to finding career fulfillment and making a difference in the world, I’d like to offer you a free one-day trial of my Career Clarity program. Click here and hit the “free one day pass” button to discover what the program can do for you.