10 Questions: Are you in the right job?

Flight Plan: The Real Secret of Success

The list you are about to read is from a book entitled Flight Plan: How to Achieve More, Faster Than You Ever Dreamed Possible by Brian Tracy. It is about knowing whether you are in the right job/career/field/profession [however you classify it]. It's a great list and makes you think beyond "am I progressing up the ladder" or "am I making enough" or "I hate/love my job" or where I work or the people I work with. Our work life is complicated [just like every aspect of your life] and to get the most from it, we need to understand what we want, what we enjoy and how to get the most out of it. Enjoy the list...
Here are ten indicators that you can use to determine that you are in the right field, doing what you were put on this earth to do:
  1. You love your job. It interests you, fascinates you, attracts you.

  2. You want to be excellent at your job, to be among the top 10 percent in your field.

  3. You admire the top people in your field and want to be like them, to achieve their same level of success.

  4. You like to learn about your chosen field—to read about it, attend courses and lectures on it, listen to audio programs about it. You never tire of learning more throughout your life.

  5. The right job for you is something that is easy to learn and easy to do. It seems to come naturally to you, while it is difficult for most others.

  6. When you are fully engaged in your work, time stands still. You often forget to eat, drink, take breaks, or rest.

  7. Success experiences in this field give you your greatest feelings of self-esteem and satisfaction, your peak experiences in life. You can hardly wait to achieve success again.

  8. You like to think about your work and talk about it when you aren't doing it. It is interwoven with your whole life.

  9. You like to associate with other people in your field and to "talk shop" on every occasion.

  10. You plan to do this work all your life, to never retire, because you enjoy it so much.

It has been said, "Do what you love; the money will follow." True success comes from discovering what you love to do and then throwing your whole heart into doing it better and better. Determining your ideal job or career is essential to your choosing your real destination and fulfilling your potential.

1 comment:

  1. The 10 indicators will sound like a fantasy to most us who "work for a living" but what a wonderful fantasy it would be to be able to say yes to even 2 or 3 of these indicators. It may seem simple to state them, hard to feel them.


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