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Is Your Job, Work?

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.

 

Are You Busy With Things That Matter?

 

We are all busy. The universal saying is “there is never enough time in the day!” Well, believe it or not, 24-hours is a very long time.  If someone asked you to be still for 24 – hours, your first response would probably be, “That’s too long!  I can’t be still for such a long period of time.”  How about driving, walking, running, standing, sitting, or even lying in bed for 24- hours? Now, the time doesn’t seem so short now, does it?

Twenty- four  hours is the same amount of time for everyone. The difference is what you choose to do with your 24- hours. Do you whittle it away by wasting time on things that don’t matter, or do you use each hour of your day purposefully, doing the things that are important?

So the next time you start your day thinking about what you cannot accomplish, cancel that thought! Ask yourself what all you  CAN  do,  and know that 24 hours can be  just enough time to accomplish it.

Timing is everything.  Just pace yourself to carve out what you need.

 

 

 

 

I wonder should I follow my passion… Or just stay at my job?

How many of us have asked ourselves this same question, but are too afraid to say it out loud?

You know that you know what your passion is, but you are afraid to step out and act on it because the timing isn’t right. Or because your circumstances dictate that you need to be getting a consistent paycheck from a job that you know you should have left years ago.

If you are one of these people who are in the closet making this statement to yourself, it might be time for you to come out and say it out loud.  Many of us know exactly what we should be doing. If you are one of the lucky ones, you figured it out early and you have been pleased with your choice from day one.
However, for many people, it’s a process. Some of us eventually make it to our passion albeit the long way or the indecisive way. But, ultimately we end up exactly where we are supposed to be. For some, they never get there. They are looking at others around them doing what they only wish they had the courage to do.

Which one are you? Are you doing what you know you are supposed to doing ? Or are you stuck in “just a job”?


WOYN TIP
: Don’t ever get too comfortable. Change your circumstances before someone else changes them for you. Figure out what you are really supposed to be doing with your life and get working on it today. Because as we all know, tomorrow is not promised .