If you would like to wake up every morning, excited about going to work and getting a salary that makes you happy, then you can. But first, you have to be clear about what you want and decide how you are going to achieve it.
Now, think about your job. Unless you work on a factory floor, your job actually consists of about 50 or 60 little jobs that you do each day. In order to define your perfect job, you need to sit down and think about which of those jobs you enjoy doing and which ones you don’t. Take some time out and write them down in two columns, like and dislike. This will help you to clarify where your strengths are because the things you enjoy in life are also the things you are good at! If you are good at something, you will be successful. If you are bad at something, you won’t.
Once you start to gain more clarity about what you are good at and what you enjoy, you will get a clearer understanding of what position you should be aiming for within your company. And when you align your passions, skills and talents, you enjoy your work, more, master it more quickly, become a greater asset to the company and earn a higher salary.
But, you have to do the work on yourself because no one will do it for you!
It is up to you to recognise your skills, strengths and passions and decide how best to utilise them. No one else can do this for you. Not your boss, your HR Manager, your friends or your family. They may think they know what is best for you, but the truth is that what they really want, is for you to fit in with their plans!
If you do not take time out to analyse yourself, you are handing the steering wheel of your life to someone else.
Sit in the driving seat and take control. Go where you want to go and only then will you experience the full beauty of what life has to offer.