Consider daily work as an opportunity
80% of us don’t like our jobs. So, there are three things we can do:
- find another job,
- keep suffering,
- do our best to use the current job to “graduate” to the next level and one will come more naturally.
We tend to believe that change should be sudden and visible. But what if change is just the result of a longer process of growth?
Maybe we can start with an experiment: If I cannot move on from the job I have, maybe it is because I have not yet learned everything I need to from it. So, if that is the case, what do I still need to learn or do to outgrow it?
This can be many things: Do I need to deliver better quality? – Not for my boss or my employer but to prove to myself that I am ready for a bigger challenge?
Do I need to find balance with a co-worker? – Not because I give in or will ever appreciate them but just so I do not carry around any bad feelings about of them?
Are there any skills I need in the future that I can still learn here? – That doesn’t mean that the others are better or worse, just that I might need to pick up on a skill or two to graduate: planning meetings better, being clearer, being more precise, being fairer with myself, etc.