5 Signs That Your Current Job Is Wrong For You

February 28, 2017

Choose a job you love, and you will never have to work a day in your life” – Confucius.

Of course, this turns out to be rather a difficult endeavor for a vast majority of us. Finding a job you truly like and excelling at it is exceptionally hard.

As 99% of the population still suffers from the world economy crisis, a huge amount of people can’t find any job to support their families, so doing what you love and loving what you do sounds like the biggest luxury of the modern era.

If you’re not sure whether you’re on the right career path, check out these 5 signs that will tell you if you’re in the wrong line of business.

1. You’re Indifferent About What You Do

If you neither like what you do, nor dislike it, your job might not be right for you. Many people kind of like their job and they settle for something that is just ok. Making career out of something that does not inspire you truly is just not good enough.

2. You’re Bored

If your job doesn’t:

  • excite you
  • inspire you to be better at it
  • make you proud as an employee
  • make you get out of bed in the morning with a smile on your face

you might want to reassess your career.

3. You Don’t See Yourself Doing It In 10 Years

Not many people get to do the job they love from the very beginning of their careers. But just because something’s rare doesn’t mean that we shouldn’t strive to achieve it. If you can’t see yourself doing the same job in 5-20 years, you need to give yourself the opportunity to find something else.

4. You’re On Autopilot

It’s perfectly normal to experience days when you find your job tedious and your mind escapes from the task at hand, but if you realize that your heart is just not in the work you’re doing and you are easily distracted most of the time, it might be time to reconsider your career path.

Remember – the feeling of work-related apathy should go away after you’ve finished some important task and have done some quality work for your company. However, if that feeling stays with you for longer periods of time, your enthusiasm will only dissipate more as time goes by.

5. Your Inner Child Wants To Slap You

Ok, we can’t all be musicians, astronauts, firefighters, doctors, ballet dancers, fashion moguls, or anything else we’ve dreamt of being as children. But if you have a feeling that your inner child would slap the present-you if it saw you at work – that should really be enough.