Career Off Script | Why You’ll Never Find A Job You Love
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Why You’ll Never Find A Job You Love

There are a bunch of reasons that make it hard for people to pull themselves out of their current crappy situations. Fear of failure, money issues, pressure from other people’s expectation, all totally valid. Trust me, I know from first hand experience how tough all that shit can be to get past, but it is doable.

What I cannot help you with, what I actually refuse to help you with, is your complete lack of drive. You know, coming home, numbing out with Netflix, doing absolutely nothing about your situation other than bitching about it? Sorry, that’s just pure laziness. And if you want to improve things for yourself, you need to cut that shit out.

Because here’s the thing. That great job is just not going to land on your lap. You need to work for it. You need to spend time and energy getting clear on who you are and what you need to be happy. And it’s only the people that want it bad enough that are going to find it.

So here’s the good news.

If you are reading this, that means that you have not given up completely. There is still a part of you, however small, that had some gut reaction when you read that you might not find a job you love. And if that triggered something, that means you care. Which means you potentially have that will still buried deep in you.

And here’s the GREAT news.

This is your fault! I know, not exactly what you were expecting to hear and certainly not what you would consider ‘great’ news. But stay with me for a sec.

You know you don’t enjoy what you’re doing. You’re lost, coming home drained and avoiding dealing with this whole damn thing. And that is a choice. You are choosing to continue in this professional wasteland.

BUT, if you are choosing this for yourself, you can make another choice.

You can decide right now that you are not going to accept this for yourself anymore and finally do something about it. Anything. I don’t care what it is – start looking up other jobs on the internet, take out career books from the library, meditate on it, anything! Just start doing something.

Because you still have that desire in you, but it’s not going to be there forever. Sooner or later you’ll start to believe that it’s not possible to love your work. You will continue in your life, get a mortgage (or a bigger one), have a family you need to take care of, and will eventually look back at the opportunity you have right now and wish you did things differently.

So take the chance while you still have it. Let this be your wakeup call. Your life can be whatever you want it to be but you have to be the one in control here. You have to want it bad enough to take action and make things happen for yourself. So get off your couch right now and start taking some fucking action.

Or don’t. And I promise you, you’ll never find a job you love.

Allison xo

pssst – do you agree with me? do you think one of the biggest issues is just not wanting it bad enough? let me know below – I’d love to hear your thoughts!

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