Which job defines success? The one that pays the most, the one that has the best benefits, or the one with the largest number of employees?
When one speaks of a job, it’s technically the process of tiring yourself for money that you use for going back to that job. Ironic but true. The money you earn actually goes to transportation fees, food for your meals at work, and the rest you put in a financial institution that ensures you die rich. If this is what it means for you, then stop reading from here. If you think it’s not, let’s see what success really is for you.
At what rate do you put your current situation in?
-Think carefully. Keep track of the things you like/dislike about your job and how it treats you. Are the dissatisfactions you experience worth the effort you put in your work?Be bold, and if it doesn’t get you what you want, leave. It’s not worth it.
Are you content with what your job offers? Does it give you time for your family and friends?
-Look at it. What is it that makes you stay at your job? Be sure that you spend most of your time with the most valuable things or people. Don’t let your job control the rest of your life. You may have all the money in the world, but you should also have each minute spent with a sprinkle of contentment and satisfaction.
Does it secure your future?
-Listen well to the whispers of the future ‘you’. If you stay at the job and you suddenly meet an accident or anything that asks you to leave the job temporarily, will the job be able to support all that is needed? Will the job serve as the skeleton of the broken ‘you’? Always be sure that you’re doing this job for the future as it’s the reason why you, in the first place, applied.
Are you able to at least cross out the things on your bucket list that you were not able to do without money?
-Taste the comforts of life. Basically, you work so you can have money, but does your job give you enough to allow you to indulge yourself in the things that you’ve always wanted and desired? Always give yourself time to unwind. Do the things on your bucket list. Maybe you can’t cross all of them off, but make sure to at least be able to cross out a few after many tiring days.
Is your job able to provide for the necessities of life?
-Smell it. If you’ve shelter, food and clothing, and were even able to have these while having the five questions listed above answered positively, then you, my friend, are successful. You have a job that supports your needs, a job that gives you the enjoyment of spending the fruits of your labor, a job that can take over your future when you no longer can, and a job that may tire you every working day but gives you complete satisfaction afterward. Let’s be honest, no job is easy, but remember what people always say, “If you love your job, then it’s not a job.”That may be the very first sign that the job you currently have is what defines success.