Here’s the cold hard truth: No matter if you’re a full-time employee in a traditional office job or a freelancer who works from home, you’re going to be spending a substantial amount of your life working. So, why not choose a job that you can be happy doing? You probably have an idea of your ideal career path, so it’s important to remember not to settle on just any job unless it’s part of the career that will make you happy.
If you’re at a crossroads and you’re not sure whether the job you currently have is right for you, look at these helpful tips to see if you found your dream job without even realizing it.
- You Don’t Dread Mondays
You no longer feel like the weekends are too short. You actually enjoy waking up on a Monday morning for your job. If you feel a sense of passion for your job that radiates through you while you’re working, and you’ll never “work” another day in your life.
- You’re Good at What You Do
In other words, whatever you’re doing at work comes naturally to you and you’re not fighting to do something that you weren’t meant to do. Whenever you put forth the effort, the results are noticeable not only by you but by those you work with as well.
- You Put in Extra Effort
So even if your job comes naturally to you, that doesn’t mean you shouldn’t put in 150% each day. This could mean taking on multiple assignments because you like doing your job and you know you’ll do each assignment well.
- You Love the Ins and Outs of the Company
You love everything that makes up the company. Its core beliefs and values are something you also cherish. You’re not just working, you’re working with purpose to achieve a shared goal.
- You Admire Your Co-Workers
You never get annoyed when it comes to the people you work with. Instead, you look up to them and admire them for their hard work and good ideas. This helps you become more productive because you aren’t focusing on the negatives that prevent you from getting things accomplished.
- Your Job Doesn’t Bring You Down
Instead, it puts you in a good mood. Things that would normally bug you at a different job would have no effect on you if you were in the right career. You shouldn’t be complaining about every little detail that would prevent yourself and others from working hard and accomplishing tasks. If you’re doing that, it’s safe to say that you’re not in the right career.
- You Have a Mentor
Mentors are key to guidance and support in your professional life. By looking up to your mentor, you will see what they have done in the past to get to where they are today. This will help you advance in your career and, eventually, become a mentor yourself!
- You Take Pride in Whatever You Do
You’re not ashamed of the work you do. You tell your close friends and family about your accomplishments and how you feel like you’re making a difference in the lives of others.
Don’t Give Up
It is unlikely you’ll reach your dream job right away, but don’t give up. With each new position you receive, look back at these tips to see if you’re truly happy at your job. If not, keep searching for jobs that will help you progress into your chosen career and make you feel happy, prideful, and most all of, not dread Mondays!