Are you suffering from a shoddy feeling of being stuck in the career? Well you are not alone here. It happens with all of us. One fine morning we rise from the bed and realize, asking our self that were we really supposed to be where we are today.
This somewhat disparaging feeling is not an isolated event and is symptomatic of a sickness building within. If not corrected well in time, it can eat into the vitals of our personality, which in turn is not a good thing for our career. Here let us discuss some ways by which we can reverse this tendency-
Identify the problem
No matter how much we spend on overhauling the machine, it will never work, if we do not correct the snag causing the problem. So, try to get into the core of the area. Identify it, isolate it and take corrective measures to rectify it. Sometimes our personal life or mood swings are the area of problem.
We must learn to isolate the two from our job. Problem could also arise out of a pushy colleague or an officious boss. You must gear up to deal with these things in a professional way. Long travel hours or a feeling of not being well paid is the other issue that could be dampener on your spirits. If the job is not doing justice to your skills and the place seems too small for your growth, take calculated steps to move on to something new.
Create a factual vision of your future
Do not be a dreamer. Base all your calculations about the future plainly and factually. Envision your future. For example where would like to see yourself ten years from now, or how you would like your retirement life to go.
String up hobbies and passions of your life with your career objectives. This will act as strong motivational factor for you and create in you love for the job you are doing. A person without career objectives is like a traveler without a destination.
Steer out of monotony
Are you really bored of the job, or is it just that you never gave yourself off from it. When was the last time, you spent some fun time with your old college pals, or did, you ever go out for vacation to a place you had forever wanted to. If you do not remember doing so, this is the right time to.
Join a club or recreational group and create new hobbies. These little things will do wonders to pep up your drained energies. If need be, overhaul your life style to suit the needs of the career, right from your clothing line to your interaction with the others. You will definitely see a change.
Grow with the times
There is nothing like a learnt man. Learning is a lifelong process. Therefore, your career is no different. However high you might rise in your career, never let it grow on you that you know everything and that you need not learn from the others. This attitude becomes a cause of alienation from the job.
There is an ever-streaming line of young talent getting into the job. Their new skills are worth learning from. Create new strategies for yourself. If you are the boss, engage yourself in more challenging assignments. Think of yourself as not merely an executive whose name will just pass away in the oblivious list of the previous ones, but someone whom the people will remember for long.
You must elevate your spirits to high levels in order to gain fruitfully from the job. Career is not all about money alone. It involves a whole body of human personality. The job should reflect your happiness in doing it and your eagerness to grow. This is the key to a successful career.