Being Happy in a job: Video Blog Series
Many have asked me, how can they be happier in their jobs? I know most of them.
They were very happy and satisfied when they started their job, but over a period of time, this satisfaction and happiness gave way to fatigue, boredom and unhappiness in the job.
“In reality, people wish and desire to be more than what they have and get more than what they deserve“
This is nothing new. The entire professional world struggles with this issue and the easiest outcome of this fatigue is a change in the job. It is easy to find a job which can give you a better salary, satisfaction and probably better satisfaction through an upgraded designation and lifestyle.
This cycle continues ,till the person in question hits the glass ceiling and then,small packets of unhappiness which triggered his job change in the first place become bigger.
the first question I would ask myself would be; Why would someone hit that point of frustration?
In reality, people wish and desire to be more than what they have and get more than what they deserve. This is the reason why it is called a wish and desire. However few actually try hard to find the gap in their wish and their capability and even fewer take the next step to fill this gap.
Those, who can fill this gap between their desire and their capability, are sure to be in right job. This job in that case becomes their career. A basic difference between job and career is only about the fact that you do a job which can be for a short time while a career is what you get characterized with for a long time.
In a job, you get some work to do, get paid for it and might have satisfaction with designation and cabin size better than the previous. However, if you continue with the same job doing the same for long, fatigue and unhappiness is almost obvious unless the ecosystem itself is in danger and there are no jobs. Meanwhile, in a career, a person ends up learning, keeps moving up the skill ladder and growing in that profession. The passion in work leads them to learn and grow along with money. Unlike job, career’s prime objective is not making money, but doing what you like the most and end up earning money and respect.
It is important for all of us to understand the difference between ‘JOB’ and ‘CAREER’ before we can embark on the journey of being happy in our jobs. Once we know the difference, match your dreams and capabilities and start working to fill the gap. This cycle continues as you move up the ladder of your career and a ‘Happy Job’.