Year 2016 – Is it the time to look for opportunities
Let us admit that we have to go to work to make a living, this is true for 99.99% of the people like us, but this does not necessarily mean that we have to dislike doing so. It is the start of a new year, so let us ask ourselves this question “Does work excite you”? ”Do you look forward to going to your work place?” (except Mondays off course :-)). If the answer is yes, that is all very good, you and your career are going in the right direction and doing well. Congratulations.
However if it is not and you dread going to work, it demotivates you and going through the work day is difficult, then I believe it is the time for you to sit down and seriously evaluate as to the reason WHY? What is the cause of this disposition and state of affairs?
We spend the best part of our lives working. It is the best time of the day, the sun is shining, the day is bright but we choose to spend this time at our work place, away from our family and loved ones, away from the activities that we enjoy. If we are not comfortable, we should be worried. This feeling of unhappiness does not end only with us, because at the end of each day you carry the same miserable mood home. This is quite unfair to your loved ones, after all the reason for working is to create a comfortable life for ourselves and our loved ones. These are very compelling reasons to find out why does going to work make you feel miserable? I have often used this argument while coaching my colleagues. Perhaps there is a situation at work. If this conflict can be resolved, make it a priority to fix it, for ourselves and everyone associated with us.
Please do not confuse this with temporary setbacks or situations. All of us go through ups and downs in life and our careers, it is only natural. There are times when you feel on top of the world and times when you don’t. Motivation levels rise and fall accordingly. Most of the time, such down turns are temporary and you are soon back to your usual self. In most cases, it is quite usual to know the reason and by talking to your HR department, your boss or discussing it with your colleagues who are close to you, the situation can be resolved. In most cases it is like that and some do not linger or bother you for too long.
But what if it is not going away …………. If all fails and you cannot resolve it, either it is not within your control to do so or the root cause of conflict cannot be eliminated, maybe the situation cannot be corrected and is beyond your sphere of influence ………. take a step back and think. Maybe it is the time and year for you, to move on.
It is the beginning of a whole new year. All of us should take a breather and ask this question to ourselves. Am I happy with my career? If the answer is negative, ask yourself, "Have I made sufficient efforts to improve the situation? or you want to give it one more try? If the answer to these questions is a resounding “No” then you have tried your level best to improve the situation, unfortunately without success. Do not prolong this state and 2016 should be a year of change for you.
Plan wisely and proceed…. IT IS A TIME FOR YOU TO MOVE ON.
This Blog was created for Mood Group by a leading industry specialist who is a director of one of the largest Printing & Packaging company's in the region and a person that we have immense respect for. During his significant career he has employed or been involved in the employment decisions that will have shaped many candidates careers and indeed their family prospects and fortunes. We are very grateful for his contribution as our guest blogger.