Most people can think of many things they’d prefer to do other than going to work, but that doesn’t mean that they dislike their job. Now some people really don’t like their job. They may start figuring out how many hours are left as soon as they arrive, or they get in a bad mood on Sunday because soon it will be Monday.
We spend many hours of our lives at work, that’s why it’s so important to find a job we enjoy. Living for the weekend is not the best way to live, what about the rest of the week?
The Freedictionary.com defines perspective as: “A mental view or outlook. An understanding of how aspects of a subject relate to each other and to the whole.” Maybe we need to look at our jobs with a new perspective. What if we saw how our work relates to other things or other people? Maybe what you’re doing enables others to do what they need to do, or maybe it’s a key component in a very complex process. Or maybe it’s something that people don’t realize they appreciate until for some reason they don’t have it.
Can you think of the things you love about your job? Could you make a list? Do you notice how it positively affects people around you? We have daily opportunities to change people’s days. A simple smile and a hello could be the beginning of a great morning to someone. An act of kindness may seem so small but it could be exactly what someone needed at a certain time.
Enjoying our job starts with our attitude toward it. What someone could see as a tough or boring job, other person may be wishing they had it. It’s a matter of perspective. There is no perfect job, but there are jobs that fit us better depending on what we’re passionate about. That’s our homework, to figure out the things we love and are good at and to go out and search for that fit. Finding the job that tailors to our strengths may take time, so we need to decide to enjoy the one we have right now by focusing on the positive. Think about it… you could be changing lives in your job and you may not even realize it. Look at the people you interact with daily, listen to your coworkers, see your tasks from a different perspective and realize that you’re there not only to make a living but to change lives. Doesn’t that makes Mondays a lot better?