Bored? Frustrated? Yearning for retirement? Feel as if you are in the same rut you have been in since forever? That is understandable in this day and age.
Chances are you probably loathe your job at this point.
Feel sure that you are not alone, and many people out there want to find purpose in their life.
Like the song from Peggy Lee: Is that All There Is? You want more out of life.
You want to really move forward and thrive, and feel good about what you do, and you maybe just thinking about a career change.
As with any change you will need to assess your likes and dislikes of your current job and/or career.
Many people change jobs because of boredom, dislike of the job, don't like working for the man (boss), or the company.
Ask yourself a deeper question.
What do you like or dislike about your current position? Figure out what excites you and gives you energy.
I bet you would say right here right now that nothing at the current place of employment neither excites or energizes.
So, what did you first like about your job that made you want to work there? In order to examine and figure out a new career we must assess the old one.
So, think about it carefully.
What are the things you do that you are good at, and yet will not give you job satisfaction? 2.
What are the things at your current place of employment which you hate and despise? These tasks may be good, and you do them satisfactorily, but not necessarily like.
Now we get to the fun part of the assessment.
What do you truly love to do? This task will give you energy, and provide a sense of fulfillment, and enthusiasm for a job well done.
We have just answered some of the hard questions in assessing where we have been, and where we feel energy.
The next step will be to find your passion.
This passion is either something that you love to do, or something you have done in your past, or could be even a hobby.
The most important gift we can give to ourselves is learning how to assess where we are, and what are passions are, no matter how strange they may seem to everyone else.
There are many, many assessments out there to help you choose what career you would like, but how do you find what you really want to do.
The passion inside you is the clue.
Donny Deutsch state in the latest Success Magazine that to explore your passion is primary, but to go a little beyond your passions, and dig into your childhood.
What did you like to do as a child? Did you like to build things? Did you like to create new fangled instruments and use tools? Maybe you even created new tools.
What was it that you liked to do? Therein lies your passion, or an expression of your passion.
With your passion found, then you will be able to add to that your likes and don't likes from your current job.
All of these together will enable you to find a new career that you will truly enjoy.
There are examples after examples of people finding their passion, and creating a new career out of their likes and their passions.
The trick for you is to believe in yourself that will enable you to become what you want your new career to be.
Look closely at these answers.
These answers will enable you to find your purpose.
To begin your dream job, I recommend you keep your day job as they say, and start creating your dream job, one step at a time.
What I know is this: You have bills, and a family to take care of and provide for.
You have insurance needs, and mortgage payments to keep up with.
Tread slowly at first.
Dip your feet into your passion slowly at first.
Look around to see if anyone else is doing just that, and ask to become an apprentice.
This way everyone benefits, the person you work for will get free labor, and you will find out if you truly like this new career.
Use this new passion as a part time job.
You can't have everything you want overnight, but you can take one step at a time.
Fed up in a rut, take these words to heart.
Assess where you are in your current job/position.
Look into the likes and don't likes from the job you have.
Explore the skills of your tasks and find out which tasks give you energy, and which do not.
By all means find your passion.
If you find your passion, and you start working with it, your stress levels will decrease and your life experience will manifest into more joy.