Monday, 12 August 2013

Are you one of the 8 out of 10 adults unhappy at work?

According to a recent survey, eight out of 10 adults are unhappy with their work and most are too scared to change jobs.

It saddens me to read such statistics.  Are there really this many people unhappy at work?  (You may question the fact that only 2000 adults participated in the survey but I am sure these results will be resonating with many of you reading this blog.)

The survey also found:

·         74% are too afraid to change career

·         68% are in their career for money

·         55% have skills outside of the workplace

What’s going on around us to create such negativity?  Are we lacking careers guidance? Is it a problem with the workplace?  Are we lacking confidence?

The article suggests that many feel powerless to follow their dreams.  Is this true?  If you are feeling unhappy at work, are you really powerless to do anything about it? 

Think about the decisions you are currently making within your career.  Are they the right ones?

Whether you have decided to stay in your current career or feel you can make a career change, ask yourself these questions to help you make the best decision.  These questions are a selection taken from Debbie Ford’s ‘The Right Questions’ and are geared towards helping you achieve the life you want.

1.     Will this choice propel me towards an inspiring future or will it keep me stuck in the past?

2.     Will this choice bring me long term fulfilment or will it bring me short term gratification? 

3.     Am I standing in my power or trying to please another? 

4.     Am I looking for what is right or am I looking for what is wrong? 

5.     Will this choice add to my life force or will it rob me of my energy? 

6.     Will I use this situation as a catalyst to grow and evolve or will I use it to beat myself up? 

7.     Does this choice empower me or does it disempower me? 

8.     Is this an act of faith or is this an act of fear?

If you are feeling unhappy at work, start making small changes to put things right for you.