Do you feel like you’re trapped in a job you don’t like, but you’re not sure if you should make a move? I’m giving ten checkpoints to help you determine if you’re in the right job or not.
Checkpoint #7: Have you managed to find a good balance between work and personal life?
If you feel you are in a good balanced situation between the demands of your job and those of your personal life, that may be a huge determining factor in evaluating your job satisfaction. This balance means a lot, and even if you’re not totally thrilled with your job, to give up that good balance even for a job you might like more, could lead you into a lot of stress and tension, at home and at work.
The grass does tend to look greener on the other side quite often, but when you get there, you may discover that the green grass over there is all wet! And while green is nice, wet isn’t, if you get what I mean! Sometimes we simply make trade offs because nothing is perfect in this world, including our jobs!
Checkpoint #8: Have you developed a positive relationship with your coworkers, or at least learned how to deal with each other’s different personalities?
In all the years I’ve been broadcasting this program—over 33 years now—the one issue that always comes up as more problematic than any other is getting along with the people with whom or for whom you work. You’re with those co-workers for eight or more hours each day! If there is a good working relationship, a respect you have for each other, and you’re able to deal with whatever little idiosyncrasies which might exist, you’re in a good place and you don’t want to give that up hastily.
However, a good job can be ruined by difficult relationships. Sometimes it’s not worth keeping a job because there seems to be no way to deal with the other people in a positive way. But then again, perhaps if you change your attitude toward the difficult people and treat them the way you would want to be treated, as Jesus taught us to do, it can cause positive changes on their part. So, don’t make a hasty decision based on difficult relationships on your job, and don’t underestimate the value of good working relationships.more