Majority of us work. We need to work. Work gives us money and money allows us to afford the things we need and want. However, most of us find ourselves stuck in the type of work that we do not like, a job of which we share no passion for, a job that, put simply, we hate. Working the required eight or so shifts will not exactly take its toll immediately, but give or take a few months, and you will most likely question whether this is really the job you would want to do and well, you will inevitably become unhappy as you doubt and question where you are at life as of the moment.
Yes, anyone who is unhappy has the option to leave their current jobs and go to a job that they THINK will make them happy. Then again, the problem there is they only “THINK” it will make them happy. What happens after they get these jobs is that they become unhappy and the cycle continues, which then leads us to solving the root cause of all the happiness, YOU.
Know How to be Happy to be happy, you need to know how to accept things as they are and slowly work to make them better. Happiness is not an overnight thing. It takes time. You need to work for it. In your job, even if you do not share any passion about the things you do for eight or so hours a day, you need to learn how to value it, learn of the things that may make you happy.
If you hate or dislike something, changing it is only a matter of perspective. Sure, your passion will not change and you will inevitably start doubting yourself again. However, such doubt will less likely carry the type of negativity that will affect your productivity and in turn, your career.
All of us have doubts. Even the happiest of all people in world know that they have made a few mistakes, here and there, but what makes them happy is that they accept the current way things are and they think of ways to improve their life.
Yes, as of the moment, you may be stuck with the job that you loathe and you will most likely be stuck for years to come. However, think of it as a stepping stone, as a way for you to build your resume, your network of connections and ultimately, build enough experience, confidence and financial stability for you to pursue what you really want.
Your Career, Your Choice Ultimately, your career is always your choice and if you want to end up doing something you love, you may want to try testing the waters first. Doing a few freelancing projects on arts and crafts, or writing, or web designing, or whatever it is you have a knack for, will most likely help you decide as to whether you can give up your current job for the type of instability that changing careers will bring onto you.
Education is key to career path diversification and to also become better about things that one loves.