Many of us are in jobs we are not passionate about and in our society today its not uncommon to see people in jobs that they don’t like.
For years I worked in jobs I had zero passion for. Getting up in the morning was torturous.
I hated the sound of the alarm going off each morning.
In my head I knew that, that was not what I wanted to do for the rest of my life here on planet earth.
I truly believed that it was not normal to get up unexcited every morning to go spend 10 hours of our day everyday in a job we have no passion for.
Although I didnt like my job, I understood that it was the one thing that would help me find the freedom I very much longed for.Not only that I also understoond that the job would help fund the idea I had of starting my own business.
I knew the job was the one thing that would give me the freedom I so badly wanted.
As I had little choice, I decided to change how I viewed my circumstances.I had to start with the negative attitude towards my job and everyone around me.Its easy to get caught up with what we want in life and when we are in a situation we dont want or when we feel disatisfied, we become negative, grumpy and not easy to be around.
All of a sudden gratitude kicked in. I began to realize how lucky I was to still have a job, as a new entrepreneur starting out, this was a blessing!
To have a source of income coming in to help fund your start up costs and day to day business expenses – we all know what this is like, its not always easy when you are starting out.
So before you hand in your notice here are the things for you to consider
1. Gratitude Multiplies The Good
Develop a sense of gratitude.Look at your situation differently. Instead of complaining that the rose bush is full of thorns, be happy that the thorn bush has roses.
Most entrepreneurs don’t have a source of income to cover their startup costs,having a job is an advantage and if used well, it can only compliment your new venture.
2. What Stories Do You Tell Yourself About Your Job?
The situation might seem much worse than it is because of the stories we tell ourselves.Your stories about your job were created by your own mind. They are simply stories.You can change these stories.
Misery is created when we create and cling to stories such as “I hate my job,” “This is awful,” or “I should be doing something else with my life.”
These kinds of thoughts only manifests into unhappiness, negativity and the feeling of being stuck.
Change the story you tell yourself about your job or circumstances, for me I had to change my story completely and begin to appreciate that my job.This changed my whole outlook.I became more positive and i actually started seeing positive things happening towards my dream of starting my own business.
3. Focus On Your Why- The End Goal
Understand why you are still in your job today.
Know that its only for a few months and not forever! Change your perspective and your outlook will change, which in-turn will change your situation.
Once you are connected to your why, you will start valuing what you have and appreciate that you are at your job today so that you can reach your end goal tomorrow.
The key is to walk with that sense of purpose, where before you just showed up in work with no goals and filled with negativity, the difference now is that you know exactly why you are there.
Personally everything started to align for me once I became at peace with where I was.They say appreciate where you are but be eager for more.This I found to be key to getting what you desire as nothing good will come out of negativity or fear.
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