Signs that you are not happy at your work
“It’s time you realized that you have something in you more powerful
andmiraculous than the things that affect you and make you dance like a puppet.”
— Marcus Aurelius,Meditations
In a previous article, I have shed light on what I have learnt from quitting my banking job. But what led me there was a process which had come about gradually and had developed from signs indicating a great need for a shift in my circumstances.
- You are no longer growing or developing.Jobs can be a lot of fun in the beginning when you’re learning new skills and trying to adjust to a new environment. However, repeating the same procedure without the opportunity to grow, to learn or to develop, can potentially lead to dissatisfaction.
- There is no opportunity for promotion or growth. Humans being are programmed to always seek something better, bigger and greater.
- You keep telling yourself that you’re going to quit. Your innercompass has already identified the need for a shift.
- You want more, but you’re settling for less.This may be an indication that you have reached the end of the road, of what your job can offer you!Looking to build your life purpose driven career that you will be proud of, and settling into an unfulfilling job just because it’s comfortable, is a path that will ultimately lead you to stagnant unhappiness.
- Challenging career – No more!Challenges make us develop; they generate authentic thinking and fulfill the search for growth and acknowledgment. Of course, not everybody strives for more, and comfort could certainly be the end goal for many people.
- You have a bad attitude and it’s noticeable.This is not usually characteristic of your personality, but because youdo not enjoy your work or you’re unchallenged and are feelingoverwhelmed,it can certainly affect your attitude.
While quitting my job was a physical step, resulting in who I have grown into, it was, nevertheless, a stressful decision to make. My detour down this path has led to a journey of growth, of enlightenment and rewards, a building of self esteem and confidence and has led me to my real self. Life has never been sobeautiful,it is such a great feeling!
What is your quitting experience?
If you want to quit but haven’t yet built up the courage, what’s holding you back?
Blessings and Agape