Who doesn’t want to have the “best job in the world”? I would! I know you would too!
There is no reason why each one of us can’t make our jobs the best. You know what they say about loving what you do. You may have even experienced it at some point in your career – perhaps at the very beginning. Remember your first day at work…when you started off… full of enthusiasm, brimming with hope, determined to succeed?
Then…something happened and changed all that!
A negative attitude gave way to all those positive feelings. Boredom, fatigue, responsibilities, challenges are what you encounter now. The problem is that you lost your enthusiasm – which is the key to success. You chose mediocrity and that is what you are – a mediocre employee with no motivation to succeed, taking life as it comes. This leads to frustration and you are running around in circles.
I know this is true for many of us. But it does not have to be that way. This attitude change does not have to happen. Each one of us can make ours the best job in the world.
Skills, Interests and Learning
A job has to be something you enjoy doing. It is extremely important to take up a job that matches your interests and skills. You should be passionate about it. The second thing is to ensure you take control of your job and understand every aspect of not only your job, but also what is happening in your organization. Learn as much as possible. Do not get stuck in the “I do only what I have to” attitude. Take it upon yourself to strive and learn more to improve your knowledge on how things work in your company. This will stand you in good stead wherever you go. Knowledge is power!
With the passage of time, jobs can evolve and employees who are in tune with the needs of the organization are considered invaluable. If the need arises, you can even volunteer for tasks that you enjoy more and perhaps move out of roles that have become less enjoyable or boring. You have created plenty of options for yourself within your organization, thus making yourself almost indispensable.
Excel In What You Do
Best jobs do not exist ready-made; you will have to make yours the best. In order to have the best job in the world, it is important to excel in what you do. An employee needs to be proactive and be willing to take the initiative and challenges with enthusiasm and have the ability to think out-of-the-box.
Tips To Making Your Job The Best
- To be able to do this, you must first recognize your skills, interests and passions.
- Think back to the time when you used to feel good about yourself and your work, and make a note.
- Think of any past projects that you thoroughly enjoyed working on.
- Make a list of your most rewarding accomplishments, even if they were way back in the past.
- Talk to people who you have always respected and whose advice you consider valuable, people you have worked with, and people who have seen you work.
- If you are already in a job you love, you can make it rewarding by ensuring your goals meet those of the organizations’. Try and contribute more than is expected of you and keep learning.
Organizations also have a huge role in helping employees find a perfect job. This they can do by providing an atmosphere for learning and ensuring the workplace is enjoyable for an employee to work in. The work environment should be rewarding and the management appreciative of the employee’s performance. If you feel you are not in such an organization, then you may even have to shift jobs and find a job that values performance.
Finally, it really does not take much to have the “best job in the world.” It can be achieved with providing yourself the motivation to give your best. Give your 100% and be an integral part of the organization and its operations – and watch your enthusiasm return.