Most of us crib about our jobs. We dream of a perfect job which will inspire us to go to work everyday. The sad news is that there is no perfect job. Forget about the people who work with you, forget about the politics and the negativity; your work itself will get boring sometimes. This might sound depressing because of the way our culture sells us the idea of a perfect job.

After the initial enthusiasm, everything becomes a habit. The subconscious mind now makes everything very automatic. You catch the same bus, put your bag at the left hand side of the desk and even start thinking in the same patterns.

The job could be anything. The job by itself doesn’t have any power over you. We often think that only certain kind of jobs are fulfilling but that’s not the case. Some jobs *look* attractive but every job involves a lot of repetitive and boring tasks. For example: one might think that singing in front of million people in glamorous but singers who have achieved excellence get up early in the morning and practice. They do not eat certain type of foods. Cricket is entertainment for many people but cricketers have to attain supreme level of fitness and sacrifice a lot of things.

It takes a lot of maturity, motivation and emotional intelligence to acknowledge that you might not enjoy your job sometimes. Everybody experiences this but the one who finds fulfillment is the one who understands that at the end of the day, it’s not the job but the reason why you chose the job that will keep you going. In other words, it’s not what or how but ‘why’ that actually matters. In the words of Viktor Frankl, the person who has a why to live can bear almost any how.


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