Why Do You Work?
Why Do You Work?
When asked this question most people hesitantly say, “Well, for the money!” as if it were obvious but not something they wanted to say out loud.
Money is a very good reason to go to work every day since we need it to survive, but we spend so many hours of our lives working. Dedicating time to figure out how we can spend those hours doing what we enjoy is vital.
Why Do I Work?
From being a pizza girl in high school to working my way up to project manager, I’ve always liked a few parts of every job. But there was a point in my life when I asked the question, “Why do I work?” and once I knew the answer I could never go back.
I was working for the money, and because work was what I was supposed to be doing. I was supposed to climb the corporate ladder and become successful, right?
Why do you work? Try to think of other reasons besides the money. Do you like getting out of the house each day? Do you like working with people? Do you work because you don’t see any other way to achieve and feel successful? Do you work because it fulfills you?
What Would You Change?
So I asked myself, ‘What do you want to change about it?”
I wanted to be excited to get up and go to work every day. (I didn’t even know if it was possible but I thought it would be a great goal to have!)
As a project manager, I worked for a video on demand company. I was making it easier for people to watch more TV, and I helped the cable companies make more money. It wasn’t exactly fulfilling work.
I wanted to be doing something that contributed to society and made this world a better place. I wanted to feel appreciated, and that I was doing something beneficial for other people.
So what would you change? Why do you want to work? Do you want to work to fulfill a purpose? Do you want to contribute? Do you want to provide the best life for you and your family?
These questions began a year of hard decisions and choices for me. Questions like these can really upset the balance that you currently have in your home. Finding enjoyable work is harder mentally then going out and finding a new job, but the results are well worth the effort.
Do you ask yourself these questions? Or have you in the past?
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