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How to Love Your Job



How to Love Your Job

Ancient people enjoyed fishing, farming, hunting, and so on. Women sang songs while farming, and men were so excited about hunting that they danced and sang songs before a hunt. Hunting was so exciting that young boys eagerly waited for the day they will hunt with their fathers and older brothers. 

On the contrary, today, most people don’t enjoy working because modern society’s structure forces us to do what we hate. Money is so important to our survival, and we have to stay in jobs we hate to earn it. It is difficult to earn money from the jobs we love because they take time to be profitable, and most of them cannot provide us with the money we need.

For most of us, our jobs are our primary source of stress, and we are seldom enthusiastic about them. We always look forward to the weekend while working.

We must learn to love our jobs because we spend one-third of our days at work and our mental wellbeing, and other areas of our lives suffer if we have a poor relationship with our jobs.

To love your job, you must eradicate all the ‘ifs’ in your mind while working or thinking about your job.  You should stop thinking that you could have enjoyed working IF you loved your job responsibilities, IF you worked from home, IF your job was high-paying, IF you made autonomous decisions, or IF you worked in a certain city.

These ‘ifs’ are a major reason why you hate your job. They prevent you from realizing your job’s value and focusing on your work. They shift your focus from your job responsibilities to your desired state, resulting in the failure to enjoy your job because you can only enjoy working if you obsessively focus on your duties and become one with them.

To enjoy your job, you must also stop obsessing over the lives of people who earn their living from their passion. Stop comparing your situation with theirs and realize that most of them sacrificed a lot before earning from their passion. Realize that with hard work, perseverance, and discipline, you can develop the skill-set required for the job you love. Use these people as an inspirational source rather than a reason for hating your job.

Moreover, stop focusing on your job’s downsides because this focus will intensify them and cause more stress. Remember, what you focus on expands.

Make peace with all the disadvantages of your job and realize that your dream job and all other jobs have disadvantages. Focus on the positive side of your job. Realize how it enables you to afford certain things and visualize what will happen if you lose it. Think about the unemployed people who wish they earned a living from any job.

Make your job interesting by challenging yourself to produce high-quality work every day. This challenge will reduce the anxious thoughts and stress caused by thinking about why you hate your job by shifting your focus to your job responsibilities.

Lastly, drop all beliefs, philosophies, and ideas regarding your job and see it as it is: something that enables you to earn a living. Give it your best and invite grace as you strive to produce high quality work.

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