I hate my job!
Is this your signature tune:
If you don’t like Mondays, spend your working life looking forward to the weekend, you are not alone!
Unfortunately, we grew up in a fearful society which, in the interests of keeping our young selves safe, told us that our natural abilities were not useful and wouldn’t serve us in finding a steady job, income and pension.
Because we were young and inexperienced, we listened to them and bowed to their longer life experience, without stopping to consider how relevant that experience was.
Each human being is unique and was born with a purpose to fulfill. We would not be here if there was not a particular job for us to do, and the resources for us to enjoy using our talents while earning good money and designing the life we want to live.
If we, for whatever reason, decide to ignore our unique gifts, and,instead, stay safe in the illusion of having security or prestige or even living someone else’s dream, we are setting ourselves up to suffer. At first it may seem OK to just wander into the most convenient job that offers us a decent enough salary to live on, but it is a dangerous and difficult life of going against yourself and the song that is in you.
Enjoying your work is NOT an optional extra; it is how it is meant to be.
If you settle for less and accept employment that is anything less, that compromise will cost you dearly; not only in terms of missed opportunities and destroying your soul, but the stress of dancing to someone else’s tune and giving up responsibility for fulfilling your purpose. Can you honestly say “I love my life but I hate my job.”?
The good news is that it is never too late to get back on track and re-discover your life’s mission.
By getting back in alignment with your true nature, you give up the struggle of denying your self and allow the real you to be the best version of YOU.
There is work to be done; but it is work you will enjoy, and probably would enjoy even if you didn’t get paid for it. The amazing thing is that, not only will you get paid for it, in unleashing your unique abilities and focus your energy on them, you will be richly rewarded for your creativity and the value you bring to the world.
What’s not to like?
Get ready to trust your instincts and stand in your power – you are an adult with real world experience- so no-one can know better than you the direction your life should take.
Forget the illusions of prestige, worth and status that society assigns to professions. All jobs are equally valuable if you add your unique value to the service you provide.
It takes courage to stand out from the crowd and know that their is a hungry market for the talents that you bring, but you will be overwhelmed by how everyone and everything works together to support the person who is true to themselves and prepared to nurture their skills and abilities to make the world a better place.
Oh, and did I mention: you’re going to feel a whole lot better too! Can you imagine the freedom from the constant self-talk of ‘hate my job‘? Why not replace it with I love my life and I love my job.” and start moving there today?
The song I came to sing
remains unsung to this day.
I have spent my days in stringing
and in unstringing my instrument.
The time has not come true,
the words have not been rightly set;
only there is the agony
of wishing in my heart . . .” Rabindranath Tagore
What are you waiting for – it’s time to take back control of the design for your life! If you need some help looking for your true purpose and the real design for your life, a career coach can help you discover that at www.ruthesullivan.com.