Ask yourself: Do I love my job so much that I would do it even if I didn’t get paid? Or does this quote sound like something you would say? There’s a reason why they call it work, if it were fun or easy it would be labeled accordingly.
If you answered NO to the first question and YES to the second, then according to a new Gallup poll, you are among the 70 percent of the American’s who are disengaged at work.
These days it appears that an ample paycheck and a feeling of fulfillment doesn’t seem to mesh. As a matter of fact, despite the fact that most people spend at least 40 hours a week at work, only 39% said they feel fulfilled by what they do.
How committed are you to your job? In the good old days it was normal to get a job in your early 20’s and work there for 40 years. But now it seems many employees are frustrated and willing to jump ship if something better comes along. Long time loyalty is now a thing of the past.
If you are not happy, then what are you going to do about it? Perhaps the reason why some people stay unhappy is because they have a fear of stepping out of their comfort zone. So they stay put and continue to do the same thing over and over again and end up achieving the same results.
So who exactly is engaged at work? You? According to the poll, it’s the employees who are actively engaged like the traditionalists, executives, managers, and officers. In other words the people who are involved with the decision making process.
Think about where your position lies within the order of your organization or corporation. Are you a decision maker? Does your position impact people in a positive way? Do you find satisfaction in knowing that every day you go to work you are accomplishing your purpose and a mission that you believe in? If you believe that you are a part of an organization that is in alignment with your beliefs and personal goals then you are doing well and you have more than just a job. You have a feeling of accomplishment and sense of purpose. But, if that does not describe your current situation, then perhaps your job is just work and it’s time that you find something that far exceeds that.