Thursday, June 9, 2011

Good Enough

I've always found myself in conversations with friends and family about their jobs. And as much as they don't like their jobs, the conversation ends with;

"I shouldn't complain, because everyone tells me how good I have it. Lots of other people have been laid off or can't find a job in the first place. Besides, I have good benefits here."

Okaaayyyy...... yes you should be be happy for a job let alone a good job and others do have it hard. But, just because you have a good job or work at a good company, doesn't mean it's good for you. In fact, if you're constantly daydreaming of something else, having a good job can be dangerous. A lot of time a "good job" that you don't like can keep you from a big life.

What makes sense today, doesn't necessarily mean it will make sense on another; a job full of promise at one time can lose its luster. In these situations, pretending its "all good" is usually the wrong answer. If you're frustrated, it's time to make a change. Even if it's a good company or organization that has treated you well, you're not helping them by giving less than your best.

Aside from remaining stagnant and dragging along, you will find yourself in a good job that no longer meets your needs, there can only be two options:

1. Look for a way to bring the joy back to the good job.

2. Look for a way to say goodbye to the good job.

You might think that leaving is hard (and it will be). It's always easier to leave if it were a bad job. Then the situation would become urgent and you'd do everything you could to get out as soon as possible. But, because it's good enough, you stick around.

That's why, one way or another, something has to change.

So ask yourself

Have you ever found yourself doing something you don't like or even hate?

and.. What did you do?

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