- You enjoy your job and money isn’t the sole motivating factor.
- The idea of having five full days of work ahead of you won’t put you off on a Sunday evening.
- You know you have the right job when you’re up every morning ready to check things off your to-do list.
Did you know that 1/3 of your life is spent at work? No, it’s not a myth, but a fact!
And if that is the case, then it is important to your well-being that you are in the right job. The saying “You Only Live Once” always reminds us that we aren’t invincible and we have a short window of time to make our mark on this world.
We’ve all been in moments where we complain about our jobs and mundane routines. We always feel like the grass is greener on the other side.
But having a job slump and being in the wrong career are two poles apart. And the latter needs to be addressed. So, if you find yourself wondering if your current job is right for you, follow these simple steps to find out!
Your work is rewarding
When you know you enjoy your job you will find your work rewarding. You’ll love adding value to your employer/client and money won’t be the sole motivating factor. You enjoy seeing results and you don’t merely pass the time waiting for your paycheck. Good jobs will make you feel rewarded. And if you’ve got one of those, hang on to it as tight as you can!
You’re motivated to wake up every morning
You know you have the right job when you’re up every morning ready to check things off your to-do list. You’re no longer tempted to hit that snooze button
You are not on survival mode but thrive mode
You won’t approach work like it’s an everyday battle. Instead, you’re on thrive mode. You love to show up at work every day ready to get things going. That’s the sign of a thriving employee doing what they love.
You love talking about your job
If you catch yourself telling friends, family and strangers about your job—you’ve landed the right job.
You are not clock conscious
The right job won’t make you feel like you’re working round the clock. You’re caught up with work and completing deadlines, that you don’t know how time passes you by.
There are two types of workers who check the clock. The first constantly look at the clock wondering why the minute hand hasn’t moved in ages. The second glances at the clock wondering how time went by. You know you’ve landed the right job when you fall under the second group of workers.
You wonder why people hate their jobs
Did you also know that 80% of people tend to hate their jobs and they stick around only because they need the money? That’s four in five people in our country despising their work every day—this doesn’t even include those indifferent about their jobs. If you are one of those who can’t wrap your head around the idea that people hate their jobs, you know you’ve got the right one.
You don’t have Monday morning blues
On a Sunday evening if you don’t dread the idea of having five full days of work ahead of you—you are super lucky! You probably enjoy your job! For you, Mondays and Fridays are probably the same in your book, because you’re doing what you love.
Love your job? And does it pay well? Count yourself fortunate – and don’t take your job for granted. Eighty percent of the working population would want to be in your shoes!