Studies show that Americans spend an average of 30% of their lives at work. When you think of how much this is in the big picture, almost one-third of our entire existence, it makes you think about the fact that you better make sure that you love what you do. If you don’t like what you do, then 30% of your life will be spent unhappy.
If you have found yourself wondering whether you like your job or not, the fact that you are questioning yourself about it is a pretty clear indication that you are not happy. Happy people never have to ask themselves if they are happy. They simply feel a sense of contentment and calm energy.
If you’ve managed to recently identify that you are not happy and want to make a change, here are some of the reasons why doing so would benefit you.
You Feel More Fulfilled
When employees quit their jobs constantly and seem to be always looking for new ones this is a sign of being in the wrong line of work. The saying “do what you love and never work another day in your life” is completely accurate.
People who love what they do have a such a sense of fulfillment that sometimes they have to tear themselves away from work it gives them such a sense of purpose. This sense of fulfillment carries on to all other areas of your life and makes you an overall happy person.
You Are Productive
When you don’t like your job the hours seem to go by like molasses and you aren’t very good at what you do. When you like what you do it will reflect in your performance.
Take a look around at some of the best employees that you know. Ask them if they like what they do and chances are they will tell you that they do very much. Without purpose, we simply won’t do our best work.
You Are Less Tired
If you have slept enough the night before yet arrive at work and you feel exhausted after an hour this means that you don’t want to be there. Someone who is energized and enthusiastic about their role at work is someone that is clearly happy with what they do and has a greater sense of purpose in life.
You Set An Example
There are few things more exciting in life than knowing that you inspire those that you love and your children. Why not strive to be the best possible person that you can be which will, in turn, give the people you love the encouragement and permission to do the same. Making the change to do what you love will not only empower yourself but others.