No one gets taught about their career choices in school. That is why it becomes a very challenging decision for each of us when we are thrust out into the open world right after our university, and we are asked to choose a career path for us. When we are young, we dream about becoming pilots or astronauts, but when we grow older, we lose sight of our passions and get lost in the middle of all the stress and anxiety that comes with being a teenager in the modern age. Some of us make the mistake of choosing the wrong career, and most of us are not lucky enough to change the course of our career paths as we get stuck in our jobs.
Many people feel disconnected with the type of jobs they occupy. Work is supposed to give us meaning in life, and it shapes our personalities and gives us value in the society. But many of us become take our jobs for granted and fail to get satisfaction from our jobs. People spend more than a third of their life at work, and so it is an alarming trend where people feel miserable at their jobs. This trend also gives rise to more stress, anxiety, and even depression in some cases. When people are not happy with their work, other areas of their life starts suffering. Work plays a pivotal part in our well-being and the absence of satisfaction from our work can prove to have disastrous effects in our personal lives. When more than half of the people come out as saying that they are not satisfied with their work, there is an epidemic of people feeling miserable at their workplaces and something that needs to be looked at more closely and fixed as soon as possible. When people are not happy at work, productivity suffers, morale gets to an all-time low and companies need to bear the brunt of an unhappy workforce.
People want to find happiness at their workplaces. People seek validation and praise with their work. When people fail to get these things from their work, they start to dislike their work. We all seek respect at our workplaces. Most of us feel the need to impress their colleagues and their bosses with their work. But on our journey of endless career shifts, we lose sight of what makes us truly happy. Work is important in everyone’s lives, and so we all should try to do something that we genuinely like. When our hobbies become our work, satisfaction comes automatically from the workplace. When we start doing work that we genuinely love, respect and validation comes automatically, and we stop seeking the approval of our peers. This kind of work gives more meaning to an individual and provides everyone with a wholesome work environment on which individuals can thrive upon and get success from. Many of us get stuck with our jobs and become too afraid to do what we truly like. Money is not the most important thing in life, but happiness surely is.
The right kind of job for anyone is somewhere where an individual is allowed to grow and transform themselves. When people find a deep connection with what they do in their workplace, they start getting a deep sense of satisfaction from their work, and productivity and morale remains high. So, we all should try to do something that fills our souls with happiness and gives us meaning in life. Something to look forward to, something to get excited about; that is the kind of work that can get people out of misery at their workplaces.