If you suffer from a nagging feeling of “there must be more to life than this”, you’re not alone.
“There must be more to life than this” can be an extremely de-motivating force. Guess where this feeling usually comes from? Your Job. Why? Most people hate their jobs.
The first point that needs to be addressed is that it’s okay to hate your job. It’s normal! The amount of people who like their jobs are few and far between. Most that enjoy the daily grind are either very lucky or have been in their current job less than six months.
Secondly, changing your job is not a solution to “there must be more to life than this” or to your lack of motivation. Remember the old saying “The grass is always greener”? Changing jobs is only a short term solution. Work place politics soon catch up with you.
Positive habits are all that stand between you and this feeling of “isn’t there more?”. Of course there is more to life, but we need to stop seeing our jobs as be all and end all. Being positive about everything, job included, allows you to put your work life in perspective.
At all costs we must remember that work is only a means to an end. We cannot allow it to take over our lives. Your job is what you have to do so you are motivated enough to go out and discover what life really has to offer. Work should only be a means to fund what we do when we’re not there.
About the Author
David McGimpsey is the host of an inspirational and motivational web site http://www.dontquit.org dontquit.org offers a free weekly ezine containing articles, book reviews, news, advice, quotations and special features.