The concept of having a steady job with a regular paycheck is something that many of us learned at an early age. The idea of nurturing your soul often got left far behind. As a result, later in life, we may feel that we missed out on something.
So now you’ve got a steady job, but you want something more. Maybe you want to start your own business or go into a different career. In any case, the first thing you must do is to make peace with your current job situation.
Finding fault with your current employment situation is easy. But to move forward, you need to shift to and maintain an attitude of appreciation for where you are. Here are four key things to appreciate:
- Appreciate the fact that you do have a job.
Having a job is better than not having one. Appreciate the opportunity you have to be productive and participate in gainful activity. Your journey needs a starting point, and that is where you are.
- Appreciate the income provided through your job.
Whether or not your income is where you ultimately where you want it to be, consider it to be a blessing. Your current income provides you with those things that allow you to move forward in life.
- Appreciate the personal growth obtained through on-the-job relationships.
Your customers, boss, and co-workers may not always provide you with the kind of interaction that is pleasing to you at first. However, this is where you learn to transcend being caught up in their problems. You must learn to appreciate the positive aspects of these people, whatever they may be. If you can’t find any, make some up. You may begin to see these relationships transform themselves.
- Let your work become a prayer.
Whatever your task may be, perform it as if it was sacred. Do it with care and realize that you are delivering a valuable service for the universe.
If you follow these four guidelines, you will be lifted above and beyond where you currently are.