When you view your job as something to be proud of, it means more to you. In addition, when you can be proud of your current job, it sets a precedent for when you choose to change careers at some point. While it may be difficult for people working in various positions to see their jobs as honorable, it’s important to be thankful that you do have a job and that you’re not so lazy that you don’t work at something.
Society makes it hard to see that the “menial jobs” ARE important and do serve a purpose. Just because you may work as a waitress doesn’t mean that you’re not just as good as those with huge bank accounts, living in mansions, driving new cars every year, going on long paid vacations and holding down “important” jobs. Find the honor in what you do because if you can’t find it, you’ll have just as much trouble with a new career.
How you describe your job makes a huge difference in how you perform it, which moves over to any career change you may decide to make in the future. While you definitely need a job to pay your bills, you must look on it as your ministry in life. Even if you’re working in a job that is so far removed from the type of person you are, there are still things you can do to create a positive experience from it. Everyone is always being asked to see things in a bigger scope and to get closer to their souls. Look to your soul to find the deeper meaning in the work you now do.
In order to do that, sit in a quiet place for a bit. Let go of any passing thoughts while paying attention to inhaling and exhaling. Encourage your mind and body to relax. At the right moment, ask your soul what your work is truly all about and what you’re really doing there. No matter how small you may feel the impact is that you have on others, it’s still important.
When you can see your work as honorable and sacred, you’ll feel better about it, and who you are as well. Believe it or not, this also builds the perfect foundation to change careers when you’re ready.