Ever say this to yourself, “I don’t want to work”?
Many of us feel this way at one time or another. Having difficulty getting up in the morning, dragging through the entire day, and not being productive by the time you leave work, dreading the next day.
A Global Gallup Poll showed that as many as 85% of workers worldwide hate their job, meaning only 15% are engaged at their job. American workers are somewhat happier at 30% of those surveyed. Various surveys may differ. Most show well more than half of us are not satisfied at our jobs.
A positive mindset will help you find your dream job, make friends more easily, and enjoy your life. Adopting an abundance mindset provides us with a deeper sense of personal worth and security, through seeing more win-win situations.
Before you make dramatic changes or quit the job you hate, you need to do some research to consider your qualifications and interests. Establish your network and continue to build it throughout your life and career.
Review your hard skills and soft skills and where you may have some holes for your future job.
Fill your skill gaps as best you can for what is essential in your desired career. Know what potential skills are needed for success and consider available training programs.
Consider the job offer very carefully as to how it fits your profile. Are you a risk-taker? When you are young, take risks that will add to your portfolio. This may mean that you have to step out of your comfort zone. What is easiest is not necessarily a good choice.
It is easier to work hard and find success if you enjoy what you do for your career. Steve Jobs said, “The only way to do great work is to love what you do. If you haven’t found it yet, keep looking. Don’t settle. As with all matters of the heart, you’ll know when you find it.”
Following a passion can be a lifetime pursuit. In an Indeed survey, 60% of employers said lack of desire for work is why some employees don’t perform well in their roles. In recent years, passion has become a priority over salaries for college grads.
It is common for us to think, “I don’t want to work.” The reality is that we need and should want to work to earn a living, become financially independent, and enjoy life by finding our passion and sense of purpose. To do so, we point to tips that may help to find a better fit.