When You Lack Passion & Purpose – Everything is Work


Tom Corley boats - cropAccording to a 2012 survey conducted by “Big 4” accounting firm Deloitte, 80% of those surveyed did not like their jobs. In another survey conducted by Gallup in 2013, 63% of the 230,000 employees in the survey said they were unhappy with their jobs.

Job dissatisfaction is driven by a number of factors:

  1. No Direction – You have no idea where you are going in life. Your job has no purpose other than to provide a paycheck. It does not lead anywhere. It’s a dead-end job. When you can visualize where you want to be in say five or ten year’s, you will eventually find a job that helps you get there.
  2. No Plan – Because you have no direction, you have no plan. Without any plan you are floating around like leaves on a fall day. You allow the wind to blow you from job to job. The solution is to define what you want to do in life and then develop a plan that will get you there.
  3. No Passion – You’re not good at what you do and you’re not good at what you do because you lack passion. As a result, you put in the bare minimum at work – enough to keep you from getting fired. When you do not do your best, when you don’t give it 100%, you feel dissatisfied. The solution is to find your innate talents or something you are passionate about. This requires experimentation – experimenting with different income-produing activities. Through experimentation, you will eventually find something you enjoy doing and you will devote significant hours to it, until you become expert in it.
  4. Wrong Wall – Your Ladder is on Someone Else’s Wall – You only excel when you pursue your own goals and your own dreams. When you pursue the dreams and goals of your parents or some influencer in your life, you are pursuing their dreams and goals. Your dissatisfaction is the result of not doing what you should be doing in life. You need to put your own ladder on your own wall.

When you find your passion and purpose in life, work ceases to be work. It changes from drudgery to pleasure. Your mindset shifts from negative to positive. Your work-life takes on new meaning. You feel you are doing something you were born to do. And this leads to happiness, mastery and, in time, more money and the accumulation of wealth.

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Thomas C. Corley About Thomas C. Corley

Tom Corley is a bestselling author, speaker, and media contributor for Business Insider, CNBC and a few other national media outlets.

His Rich Habits research has been read, viewed or heard by over 50 million people in 25 countries around the world.

Besides being an author, Tom is also a CPA, CFP, holds a master’s degree in taxation and is President of Cerefice and Company, a CPA firm in New Jersey.
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