How to love your job: 5 simple rules

Everyone wants to go to their dream job. Even if work is pleasant, it soon becomes a routine, and something becomes dissatisfying. How to love what you do, especially when you don’t like it? Learn simple tricks to improve your attitude toward the job you hate. But first, subscribe to our Telegram channel. We often publish such valuable articles!

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A responsibility

Remember, only you are responsible for the results of your activities. No one will do your job better or worse for you since only you are now in this position, and this work is your direct responsibility.

Take on more responsibility: expand the field of activity, increase the volume of tasks, make adjustments to the workflow, and then any activity will change, you will understand that a lot depends on you, and everything is not in vain. Read Life in the flow: how to enjoy work and everyday activities.

Happiness is when you go to work with pleasure in the morning and return home with pleasure in the evening.

Very few people are responsible for their work, whatever it may be: a janitor, a doctor, a salesman, a manager, a programmer. Approach tasks with all seriousness, and your activity will gain meaning.

World Improvement

Imagine that your work is not going to waste: it makes the world a little better, you help people and make your small contribution to the final result or product of the company.

For example, a salesperson helps people buy good goods, a plumber fixes leaks and restores communications, a bus driver delivers thousands of tired people to the right places, and a janitor cleans rooms. You can’t even talk about doctors, teachers, or firefighters. You can’t see only the financial component in your work: this does not motivate you to achieve good results.

Many people suffer from the meaninglessness of their activities, despite good earnings, because they put money at the forefront and not what they do and what they do.

Look around you: how you can help your colleagues and manager, and what to improve without demanding anything in return. Generate positive impulses and direct them to the work environment, bringing creativity to boring everyday life and monotonous activities.

Development of special skills

In each specialty, you can acquire skills that will be useful to you in life and in building your future career. Please make the most of your position, don’t think you won’t need it. All experience matters, whatever it may be.

You will be surprised how you can gain from being in a regular sales position: interacting with people, building dialogues, marketing strategy, and window dressing. It is pure practice. And it can be found in any profession. The sooner you understand this, the better you will work.

Set yourself the goal of becoming the owner of all the professional skills necessary for your work while you are doing it.

Activity optimization

Try to bring something fresh into your daily routine, optimize processes, reduce the time to complete tasks, add something new to the organization’s documents, draw up a plan for the development of the department, and increase the efficiency of your usual activities.

Break the rules. You can come up with a few little additions to the work that will improve it. You will get inner satisfaction and learn how to transform the usual process, but the main thing is that the management will notice you and offer you to do more meaningful and exciting tasks.

It’s like gamification: set yourself subtasks and solve them. Become better than yourself.

Philosophical approach

Whatever you do in any period of your life, do it conscientiously and with total dedication because you may not have another job. Remember that some part of the population of the Earth does not have the opportunity to choose their occupation at all: someone is a fisherman on an island all his life, someone is a miner in a single mine, someone is a road builder in the desert, someone is just a garbage collector in a vast market, and some people don’t even have a job.

Remember the critical thing: a big salary does not motivate you for a long time. Sooner or later, it will again seem small and ordinary, and you will be sad again.

Money is essential: it allows you to live the life you want, but do not forget about self-realization (read Self-realization and career are not the same things).

Most people answer the question, “Why do you work?” Answer: “Because of the money.” And that is why they are unhappy at work: they do not always want to work, climb the career ladder (read How to change attitudes to make your career faster), get distracted from completing tasks, talk a lot, and procrastinate. They do not want to look for new interests and heights in their activities but are used to going to work. Learn how to understand that you like the job.

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