According to Deloitte, 80% of people are dissatisfied with their jobs. This is truly a tragic figure. Many of us spend about half of our waking hours at our jobs. If four out of five people don’t like what we do at work, that means most of us don’t enjoy a major portion of our lives.
As the saying goes, how you spend your days is how you’ve spent your life. So, shouldn’t you find something to do that makes you happy?
Easier said than done. Many people feel trapped at their jobs by their paychecks. If they left to start over in a new field, they might have to take a major pay cut, and maybe their family couldn’t afford that. Other people stay at jobs they don’t like because they think it will get better when they finally get that promotion they’ve been working toward. Then they’ll have more control, more time, more fun. But things rarely work out that way.
Still other people simply don’t know what would make them happy. They’ve resigned themselves to the idea that everyone hates their job – that’s just the way life is.
But it doesn’t have to be. Work can and should be a source of joy in your life. It should be something that – even on days you don’t look forward to – you feel passionate about what you’re doing.
And that is the key word – passion. We all have passions that drive us. For some of us, it’s the drive to create something of our own. For others, it’s a drive to make the world a better place. Whatever your personal motivators are, finding your passion at work can drastically improve your quality of life and your level of success in the workplace.
This month, we are offering a free PASSIONcompass assessment. By taking this assessment, you can gain a better understanding of the things that drive you on a personal, subconscious level. Having this information laid out for you may help you come to realizations about why you are dissatisfied with your current position. You might gain an understanding of what type of work would bring you joy.
With that information in hand, you’ll be empowered to combine your work and passion. Maybe you’ll talk to your boss about shifting some of your duties so that you can focus on projects that would bring you more joy. Or maybe you’ll use the information to find a new job within your company that would better suit your strengths and values. Or perhaps you’ll figure out what it is you really want to do with your life and make a complete change.
If you’re unhappy with your current job, you owe it to yourself to figure out what could make you happier. Visit this page to start your free PASSIONcompass assessment.