Work, it’s what we spend most of our adult lives doing. We all want careers that are engaging and financially secure, but sometimes we need to reevaluate the way we see and do things to find satisfaction in what we do. There are a number of strategies that if turned into habits, will help one feel more fulfilled no matter what. Take a look at these “5 Keys Ways to Find Fulfillment in Your Career” and see how you can apply them to your current situation.
1. Define a personal mission and live it each day
What do you value? What defines you personally? Create a personal mission statement, something that defines how you are going to act independent of any external circumstances. Apply it each day in your work, no matter what you are doing, or where you are. This will lead to inner-congruence and will make you feel like you live with integrity. This will make you more fulfilled in your work.
2. Constantly set and re-set goals
Growth is where fulfillment exists, and there is no growth without goals. Set long-term, short-term and most importantly daily goals. If done enough, you will find more fulfillment.
3. Don’t be passive –take initiative
Your enjoyment in an activity is in direct correlation to the amount of emotional energy invested in it. Don’t sit on the sidelines. Find ways to be proactive. Volunteer for assignments. If you invest emotional energy in it, and are proactive, you’ll feel more fulfilled.
4. Find ways to learn something new
Education is fulfilling. Learning new things feels great. Do an inventory of yourself. What is an area that you would like to improve, and how can your current job offer a setting for that type of improvement? You may need to put yourself out of your comfort zone a little for the growth to happen.
5. Build positive relationships
It feels good to have positive people in your life. The more positive relationships you build in your current work setting the more fulfillment you’ll feel. Take time to listen to people; show genuine care and interest. Show interest in people and they will show interest in you.