Utilizing Your Inner Strength To Overcome Job Stress
by Staff Writer
Job stress is one of the worst kinds of stress that we endure on an almost daily basis. Monday through Friday, we wake up either looking forward to or dreading a necessary part of life – earning a living. If your career is everything you have ever dreamed of, then you have had plenty of inner strength to get to that point. But sadly for most people, it’s lacking – and that’s because their inner strength is on empty and they’re feeling lost on how to remedy it.
Do what you have to do until you can do what you want. ~ Oprah Winfrey
Working hard for something you don’t care about is stress. Working hard for something you love is called passion. What side of the fence are you on?
Making the Decision to Change Careers in Mid-Stream
You may feel like you’re stuck in a dead-end job right now. It might not even be anywhere close to the career you once dreamed of, currently you are working in an stale, dark, office with the air conditioner on too high, when in reality your dream was to be a elementary school teacher in front of innocent adventurous 5 and 6 year olds, or even open up your own artisan coffee house.
It’s never too late to pursue your dream career. As a matter of fact, it should be a priority for you to become more pro-active in the development of your career! It takes a lot of courage because finances are what sustain us – our every need – and switching careers or even a job can mean a loss in pay. But you can think strategically and fulfill your wishes at the same time.
You could start studying and planning for your future career – whether you’re 30, 45, or 63 years old. You could do it in your spare time and prepare yourself for the transition in your future, all while maintaining a current state of financial stability. It takes embracing your inner strength and being truthful about your current situation!It also takes some strategic goal setting & planning, action taking, and accountability either with a friend, associate, or even a coach (hint, hint).
Going After the Position You Want
Maybe you’re already in the vicinity of your dream job – working for the right company and in the right office, but you’re stuck at a lower level of success than you’d hoped for.
Tap into your inner strength and go to your superiors to inquire about a higher position. You can ask about what qualifications they’re looking for and let them know you’ll be pursuing those.
You have to understand that nobody belittles someone for trying to better themselves financially or for trying to get a job that delivers personal satisfaction. On the contrary – most people admire that trait in someone bold enough to go for it. If they have an issue with it, keep in mind that they are projecting their own limitations on to you. So, don’t take it personal!
Getting the Raise You Deserve
Perhaps you’re always in the right position, but you feel like the perks and financial incentive are lacking. Use your inner strength to present an argument as to why you deserve a higher pay grade.
Don’t just ask for it – back it up with facts and figures and proof and things your superiors can’t deny. Have the strength to make a decision that if the company continues to be blind to your worth, you won’t let that define you. Instead, you’ll look for a company who will value what you have to offer.
If you try creating a valid argument and come up short, then take matters into your own hands and work on that. Get more education, perform better at work, go the extra mile – all qualifications for a hefty raise. Just don’t let your inner fire burn out where you accept whatever hand in life you were dealt and let that be the end of it.
Give yourself the permission to move forward and live life the way YOU want to, and in the career that emotionally and financially sustains you for the long-term. Let’s be honest between you and I, stress is known to cause financially oppressive physical ailments. Darling, you know that you want to live long-term with no regrets so let’s start taking action to move onward and upward! As thought leader, Chris Guillebeau says, “It’s better to be at the bottom of the ladder you want to climb, then to be on the top of one you don’t.”
Question to ask yourself:
The only person you should try to be better than, is the person you were yesterday when you were settling for what life was offering you. What is the ONE thing that you can do TODAY to help you move towards your ideal career situation? Write it below in the comment section.
February 26, 2016
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