Living for Friday Nights?
Do you dread Mondays and absolutely praise Friday’s. Only to fall back into the Sunday Blues?
Ask yourself this:
If money lost its value all of a sudden, would you still wake up tomorrow and go do what you do today?
Whilst writing this I currently work in a finance team, so in literal terms, no I wouldn’t wake up tomorrow and do what I do today (see what I did there). But what I’m focusing on here is the fulfilment/enjoyment aspect of this question.
Is your job allowing you to grow as a person, learn new skills, network with people and the most important thing, is it fulfilling?
By that I mean, do you enjoy what you do? Do you regret Monday mornings? or do you look forward to Monday mornings? These questions will probably give you the answers for the above.
If you enjoy talking about your work and look forward to Monday mornings then the answer is ‘Yes I love my job and would do it without getting paid’
If the answer is no ask yourself why?
I’ve heard people reply to the question above with:
But you have to be realistic, everyone needs money so might as well just work and be happy with it
Now I totally understand where people are coming from. This response of ‘being realistic’ comes from a place of fear. They believe that what they know is easier than what they don’t know, the fear of the unknown. Of course it can be really scary not knowing that you may or may not generate income for a while, and not knowing that for some is enough to scare them away.
But let’s look at what’s at stake here:
- Your Time – So you wake up every weekday and go into work from around 9am-5pm, including commuting time, let’s say 1-2 hours (there and back) that’s roughly anywhere from 9 – 10 hours of your day gone forever. I mean nothing you can do will get you those 9/10 hours back.
- Your Happiness – Most people dread going into work and look forward for payday. Sure I agree that if you repeat too much of one thing it could get boring, but at the same time if you loved what you did, no matter how long you do it for, you’d always get a sense of fulfilment/joy from it.
- Your Creativity – Everyone in the world is different. Everyone is created with a spark. Whoever you are reading this, you were born with unique thoughts and ideas others will never come up with. Just think about that. You can come up with ideas that can change the world, even if it is in the small way, you have that ability. We lose this creativity if we become accustom to following a life or a lifestyle that we do not love. Can we really afford to lose your spark and creativity?
I would just like to state that this information is coming from my own personal experience. By falling into this trap and realising that there must be more than just staring at an excel sheet all day (there are people who may have a natural talent at problem solving, and we need those people too, but this is for those currently unhappy in their role), my spark is meant to be used for laughter, inspiration and creativity.
Find out what it is that makes you tick, do your research, find out how others have achieved what you’ve always dreamed of. If it’s a niche market, message them, network with people and find out how you can make a difference and use your spark. (For tips on how to find your spark click here.)
There will be times when you face fear, but I have written another article on that topic which will be linked by clicking here (Coming soon)
Stay Inspired. Stay Laughing. Hy-Power.