Do You Do It For Love?

Posted by on Dec 13, 2017 in Blog | 0 comments

According to the findings of Taleo Research, only 9% of the population love their job enough to marry it.  They do not do it for love.

And, 14% of the population hates their job enough to break up with it.

This is quite a difference from the findings in a Harris Interactive Study in 2005 that showed only 20% of people loved what they do.

What accounts for an increase of 11% of people who strongly dislike, even hate, what they do?  How did it get to this?  What happened to the dreams we had as children?

In a word, rather an acronym, F.E.A.R.  There are four main catalysts that lead us into a job we strongly dislike instead of a job where we do it for love.

Family

Did you follow a particular educational path because of pressure from family and then enter into a career path that didn’t exactly excite you?

Perhaps take over a family business you really did not want to?

Family pressure often plays the biggest role in our decisions for career.

 

Environment or Expectations

Your environment, such as low class, middle class or upper class and again, family, will often make you feel as though you have to follow a particular path to “fit in”.

Expectations from parents and even yourself can also affect your life path career.

The expectations you place on yourself have a much stronger pull in whatever direction you take though.  Expectations of success.  Expectations of what you think of as happiness.

Acceptance and What’s Appropriate

Feeling accepted by your parents and society plays a big role in your career choice.

Also, what is deemed appropriate by others.

Acceptance is on the top of the list of emotional needs.  We often do things we really don’t want to in order to be accepted.  This never leaves us feeling good about ourselves though.

 

Reality

The reality of having to make a living.

The reality of having a respectable job.

The reality of what everyone else thinks of your job.

The reality of what you’ve been doing for the last 10+ years and being set in your ways.

Every reality, that is,  except the reality of who you really are.

 

Who are you…Really?

What were you born to do?  Why were you put here on this planet?  What is the one thing that you, and only you, can do?  What is your destiny?

If you already know who you really are, why you are here and what your destiny is…then start doing it!

If you do not know the answers to these questions, we are here to help.

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