I have been thinking about why people work at the job or in the business that they currently do. Is it because they love it? Is it because they don't feel they have other options? Is it a means to an end? Is it because the money is good? Is it because you feel like they contribute in some way? Do you hate it and want to do something else? Do you think it's ok and still want to do something else? If so, what's stopping you from doing the thing you want to do?
I am curious, because this is something I have struggled with in the past and I wonder how many people actually are priviledged enough to get paid to do something that they LOVE to do. There is no right or wrong answer here.. we have to work to live and most people simply don't get to do something they love. It doesn't make you any less of a person if you aren't doing what you would love to be doing - the world wouldn't function if we decided not to work simply because we can't do what we want.
The lucky one's are obviously the people who love what they do. People who don't mind what they do and get some form of fulfilment from it are also lucky. Those who hate their job or career, who's lives outside of work are affected by their unhappiness with their work situation aren't so lucky. If you feel this way, is there something you can do about it? Is there a goal you can set yourself to get yourself into a better situation?
Let us know how you feel. If you don’t feel comfortable with posting online, that’s cool – I would still like to know for my own curiosity sake if you feel comfortable in telling me. If you like, you can send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org – I promise that I will not share this information with anyone and will not use it to benefit me in any way whatsoever.
Have a great week and a great 2010.