Today, I want to explore some aspects that influence your level of satisfaction in your career. Awareness is an important step before we initiate the necessary changes to feel fulfilled in your career.
When I speak with people about their career. There are those who are satisfied and those who are not.Fact is, there are many reasons to not be happy with your career. You may feel like a failure while the outside world praises your apparent success.
You may also feel guilty of feeling unsatisfied because at the end of the day. You have a house, food in the fridge and no financial reasons to worry. You have it all but not the satisfaction!
Let’s see if you are dealing with one or more aspect of “dissatisfaction” at work:
Are you in the right job?
Few years ago you took the decision to start your current career. At that time, you thought that it was the right one for you. You were probably influenced by your parents and friends opinions of “what a good career is”. Maybe you just followed your parents path because this is what we do in our family. Or you just had no clue what you wanted to do and just went with the flow. But today you realize that being a lawyer is really not what energizes you. You dread to go to work and put on the poker face all day long. You seem happy on the outside but you are unhappy inside.
Are you dealing with bad working conditions?
You are in a job that you like. The tasks at hand are the ones in which you can use your potential, grow and become a master at what you love but… The working conditions make you insane. You may have a boss, a colleague or a client who seems to have been placed on hearth to make your life miserable. Another thing can be the location itself. Maybe your building is not that well isolated. In winter you freeze and in sommer you burn. In some career such as consulting in which I work for more than 2 years. You are never at home. You work crazy hours coming before the client and living after him. You simply cannot enjoy working even if the job itself pleases you.
Are your working in the wrong industry?
You are good at what you do. The conditions are good but you do not really like the industry you are in. You wait to go home to live your passion for a specific sport or a hobby. You may secretly dream to work in the video games industry or work for a specific production. You just believe it is not for you. There are probably no positions for someone like you. You have limiting beliefs that make the switch to the industry you like difficult.
Is your work not enough challenging or too challenging?
In this case, it is the same problem but at different intensity. You are in a career that demands way too much or way to little from you. You are either about to burnout or to boreout. It is not a situation you were expecting when you started because you had something else in mind. You feel blocked because you are afraid of what may happen if you dare to change something. May someone realize that it is too much or too little. You feel the imposter syndrome which means that you think you are not at the right place and someone will realize it and denounce you.
Do you have difficulties adjusting to the culture?
You may also face difficulties to integrate or include yourself in the local culture. You may deeply miss your home country or any other place you felt comfortable before. You have no life after work and misunderstand your colleagues.
There are many reasons why you may not feel satisfied in your career. It is important to ACKNOWLEDGE where you are. It will help you take the necessary actions to change the things you can and accept the things you cannot change. You are the only one to know what is best for yourself.
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