I Love My Job: Why it’s Important to get a job you love

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Looking for a job can be quite a hustle, especially in a job market where competition for existing opportunities is high. In fact, most people are just grateful when they get a job, even if it is not in line with what they wanted to do in life. To many, finding a job you love may sound like a pipe dream, but it is really simple. Loving your job entails a combination of self-awareness, attitude change, and a goal-oriented mindset. Self-awareness helps you identify what you want to do in the long term, what you would be most happy doing and where your individual talents and passion lie. Attitude is what helps you focus on your end goal even when you think you are a long way off. Attitude helps you see what you are currently doing as a contribution to your dream career and helps you find ways of relating where you are currently and where you would like to be. A goal-oriented mindset helps you plan your life and work towards attaining your dream career even when you start in a completely unrelated industry.

Getting a job you love doesn’t necessarily mean that you sit and wait till the day you get a job that matches your hopes, talent, skills and ambition to a tee. Far from that, it means working everyday towards getting to where your dreams lie while being the best at the stage you are in currently. It is about making the best of what you have currently as you work towards getting the job of your dreams. After all, bills need to get paid and life has to move on. The important thing is not losing focus of where your passion and talents lie.

Below are reasons why doing a job you love is good for you;

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Money cannot compensate for a job you hate

The truth is even though you will accumulate wealth from the earning you get from a 9 to 5 job. At the end of it you may not get the time to enjoy that job. A job you dislike can be quite frustrating and may lead to a stressful life. The stress can lead to health problems.

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You will always be motivated to go the extra mile

When you love what you do you’ll always be willing to spend extra time at work. You’ll contribute new ideas because you feel part of that team. As an employee you will have self drive and you would have to be reminded by your boss about the tasks you’re supposed to do.

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Your career constitutes most of your life so you might as well be doing something you love

Unless you are born into a rich family or were lucky enough to meet a rich spouse, then like most of us you will spend most of your life working. Your career should be something you enjoy not something you are forced into before you retire. Figure out what you love before you venture into your career don’t go from company to company without any vision or any idea of where you want to be .A career is meant to make you develop not just in the monetary sense but also in a way that is related to your life long dreams.

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Persistence comes easy

Passion feeds persistence. Therefore if you enjoy your job you’ll be will to keep at it and make improvements where necessary .On the other hand if you don’t like what you do, your time will be spent in job sites looking for better organizations rather than putting in work and becoming better at the duties handed to you.

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You will be more fulfilled

You get unparalleled fulfillment when you get a job you love and enjoy. Fulfillment comes with growth, encountering and tackling challenges in the industry. The drive to be more will push you to more opportunities for growth and the passion for what you do will push you to know more, discover more and conquer more as you become an expert in the field. The feeling of contentment and peace of mind is something no paycheck can rival.

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You become a more effective leader

Doing a job you love gives you conviction to give your best in what you do. The love you have for your job can be seen in how you do it, the sacrifices you make to produce positive results and the joy you perform your tasks with. The best leaders are those who love what they do and are not pushed by mere obligation. The way they handle tasks and teams is contagious and the teams they create are high-performing and extremely productive.

Conclusion

Even if you are in an industry you feel you do not belong, do not be dismayed. Work hard and give your best as you look for avenues that will lead you to your dream job. Remember that some people find themselves in certain industries they never dreamt working in and they absolutely love it. In fact, life figures itself out for such people. Attitude is everything. If you love what you currently do, be the best at it and seek growth in that industry. If you would rather be somewhere else, act to change your situation and do not give up till you get there.

 

 

Do you love what you do? We would love to hear your career story. Tell us in the comments!

Roselinda Awinda

66 COMMENTS

  1. its undeniable truth,there is high competetion in the job market and to me i want anything that will earn me a leaving

  2. As for me, I am a highschool leaver but I have experience for I have worked in a big company in different departments. Anyway I do not meet a lot of employers’ qualifications. So I just need a job that I will volunteer for sometime to prove my worth before I start getting paid. How can I convince an employer?

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      • Arolling stone gathers no mass,aperson who moves from place to place,job to job,etc.does not have alot of money,possessions or friends but is free from responsibilities.

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  3. Good Morning. I am searching for a job in Property/Facilities Management. I don’t enjoy mu current place of employment plus i’m not contented with working there. Kindly assist..

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  4. hey Brighter Monday,
    am currently looking for a job in community development/environmental studies..kindly assist

  5. thank you guys, but with no work experience it becomes pretty hard to find a job that meets employers needs. I am a student and looking for an internship that am finding difficult to get please help.

  6. Hi Brighter Monday.This is a great article.
    It’s true passion drives persistence.
    Thank you very much.

    • You’re welcome Sylvester.
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  7. thanks BrighterMonday for your unceasing support & advice. I am a fresh graduate in Uganda what are available opportunities 4 me.

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  8. Good morning Brighter Monday,

    Thank you for these great article, it has taught me something about value, attitude and love for my job. I wish to be organization which provides a room for creativity, Innovation and also be enterprising. Thank you Brighter Monday

    • You’re welcome Juliet.
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  9. My passion is doing business and become self employed. The problem is how to get there……the capital sufficient to begin this venture has always been a nightmare. Any good ideas?

    • Hi Mohamud,
      Thank you for your query. Capital can be acquired in different ways depending on the amount you envision you will need. You can save, get a loan from a bank etc. However, there are other factors that you need to objectively consider even before you begin to worry about the capital. Such as; Have you conducted enough research about the business you want to venture into? Do you know your target market and the gap your business will fill? Are you aware of the challenges you are likely to face and do you have a plan to mitigate them? Do you have financial skills to help you run the business and keep it running? If these factors are not covered, you risk loosing your investment.

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  10. Hey Brighter Monday,very educative to love what you currently do as you seek your dream job,however difficult it seems to be to get a job,I’ve been searching and am hoping something will give soon enough.

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  11. This is all I needed for this day.I am currently in employment which is quite stressful. Though I have tried to offer my best but I feel this is the time I need to move on and focus my mind to what I love.I think its time I changed and got more focused.

    Thank you for sharing.

    • You’re welcome Maurine.
      Keep reading reading our articles for more inspiring career hints.

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  12. Thank you very much Brighter Monday for this lovely advise.I am stuck in a job that makes me feel uneasy but with your advise I may reconsider it. Once again thank you.

  13. i just have a bad attitude towards my job cause of the salary i get, am generally late full of anger cause i can not even cater for my basic needs. Talk about stress, i am the definition! Anyway i keep applying for something better hopefully things will change this year.

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  14. Am so inspired but i can confess life is really a challenge at times lets beware of dream killers especially in our workplaces

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  15. Thanks for this discussion infact am also in a career that does match my profession. At many instances am not comfortable in it but I try my best to fit in this position for the time am here. Am working on better employment at the same time looking on self employment.

  16. Insightful article ! Much of concerns raised by colleagues herein are true reflection of our contemporary corporate world; “Doing what’s readily available at any given reward for sustenance” I believe nothing good in life will come out of this BUT they are building blocks for a brighter future.For I have not gotten an opportunity to utilize my skills on that which Am deeply passionate about but would always take an hour or so everyday to check on new development and emerging trends there that area.
    Yes we Can!

    • Thank you Arthur,
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  17. Its quite an uplifting article. Currently am in operations department I have grown to love it but getting a permanent in our organization is proving to be a task. Still giving my best as I look for better terms elsewhere.

    Thank you so much.

  18. Great article and really inspiring because i spend most of my time job searching but am already in an organization coz this is not my passsion.I has always wanted to work in a busy classy hotel but have been working in an NGO for the last 4 years as a community developer.Still strategizing how I would get into the Hotel industry.
    Wouldnt mind getting more tips on where to start.

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  19. Hi,am James Mukundi. am a tutor in a certain college teaching Graphic Design but i always wanted to work as a Designer not as a tutor although its on same field but diffrent duties.

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  20. Praying and hoping that one day will get a job as a nutritionist officer and work with a NGO to help the society deal with the menace of malnutrition

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