There is so much opportunity for anyone willing to take control of their life and commit to living a passionate life.
Is it that simple? I believe it is. Is it easy? Of course not.
Working The Rat Race
hat is it that millions of people wake up unhappy knowing that they have to go to a job they hate? There are a number of reasons including:
- Fear of failure
- Fear of success
- Lack of initiative
- No clear goals
- Apathetic towards life
- Willingness to accept whatever they have
What ends up happening is that we find a job that looks acceptable and get stuck working in it for years. Most of us won't take the time to find something better and will just drift through life with a sub par job.
The end result is having a job we hate. Now, we can choose to quit and find another job or we can choose to suffer through it. Most of us choose the latter.
Staying Motivated When You Hate Your Job
I am speaking from personal experience here. I have lost all interest in my job and would rather go dig holes in the ground all day. Unfortunately, financial obligations will not afford me the luxury of leaving my job right now.
So, I have had to find ways of keeping myself motivated enough to keep my job and perform it well enough to provide quality work. Not an easy task when my days are spent thinking of leaving.
If you have found yourself in a similar spot, here are 5 ideas to keep you motivated (at least motivated enough not to get you fired!)
- Know Your Future.
If you have a clear understanding of where you want to be in 1,3, or even 5 years, then your job will become much more tolerable.
Having something to look forward to can mean the difference between hopelessness and determination. Make sure you choose determination!
- Do not take your loathsome job home with you.
The sooner you can forget about your job the better. Far too often, and I'm guilty of this too, we take our bad attitudes home for the family to enjoy.
Well, they don't. If you have children, then it's especially important to leave your misery behind. Our kids do not need to learn that a job equals unhappiness from us.
- Enjoy your passions.
If you're lucky enough to know what really makes you happy, you need to go do it! Even if it's for an hour each week, you have to.
I'm not talking about a hobby here or shopping at the mall, I'm talking about spending time doing something you love.
Why is this so important? Because it just might keep you from snapping and doing something stupid like bitch slapping your boss and quitting.
If you were in the financial position to quit, you probably already would have, so don't go and get yourself canned.
- Be better than your job.
If your job sucks and you allow yourself to think that you suck too, then you're sunk. Do not allow yourself to be a byproduct of a miserable job.
Know in your mind that this job is simply a means to an end and that some day you will be doing something better. Also know that you are not your job. You just work there. Don't confuse the two.
- Plan for your release date.
I would imagine that someone serving a long prison sentence would spend an enormous amount of time planning for their release date.
What they're going to do, how they're going to do it, and how it is all going to go down, are all things that will probably be consuming their thoughts each day.
A miserable job can feel a lot like a prison sentence. While we are not trapped per se, we can often feel like we are because of things like a poor economy, high unemployment, and too many financial obligations.
Planning for the day you can walk away from your job and do something else should be something you spend a lot of time thinking about. Without a plan, you might just end up working another job just like the one you quit.
- Keep It Together
Knowing you have to go to work tomorrow and waste another day of your life is an awful feeling. Doing this for an extended period of time can lead to problems with depression, substance abuse, and marital issues.
You need to keep it together! For your sake if nothing else. If you have a family that depends on you, please don't let your job become interfere with your quality of life at home.
Find a way to make your job tolerable until you're ready to move on with your life.
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Happy Valentine’s Day, Cheezfrends! Today we celebrate all things LOVE! You know who knows a thing or two about love? Kittehs, of course! Kittehs love each other, kittehs love themselves, and, most importantly, kittehs love us and remind us to love each other. Happy Valentine’s Day to you and your kittehs!
Sometimes, love is simply holding paws:
Love is a hug from a friend:
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Some loves are ferrets:
Some loves are vain:
Some loves are heartbreaking:
Some loves are unrequited:
And some loves are reciprocal:
Some loves are materialistic:
Some loves are but dreams:
Some loves, though great, are destined not to last:
Ultimately, though, all you need to know about love is this:
On February 14th of every year, that’s the big question on most minds. Valentine’s Day is a day for romance and compassion, and as we all know, love.
But love can be a really scary thing!! As can be the fear of rejection, or heartbreak…
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And that’s why the goggies here at I Has a Hotdog want to remind you that sometimes, all romance really takes is one simple phrase.
So whether you’re single, dating, married or otherwise, remember that today should be a special day to tell everyone you care about in your life that you love them.
Happy Valentine’s Day everyone!