Interesting, while I was trying to search the answer of this question, “why do I do a job?” I found various answers such as;
- A job will full fill my daily needs
- Will help grow my career
- Will become wealthier
- Can purchase a new car may be after few years
- May be in next few years, will be able to purchase a small home
- Because I have certain knowledge so I have to do a job
What I didn’t found;
- Will I be loving my job?
- Will my family love me if I go for job?
- Will job be able to secure my future?
- Will I be able to full fill all my needs via a job?
- Will I become healthier if I continue a job?
- My friends will give me more respect if I go for a job?
- Will I be able to spend more time with my loved ones?
- Will I get beyond expectation rating?
- Will I get the highest bonus and salary raise?
- Will I be doing what I wanted to do?
The list is long of such questions.
In my personal opinion, one can help us by guiding and telling us about our strengths and weakness, however rest of the answers we have to find by our own.
Initially when we start the job, we used to be very excited, no matter whether we love the job or not and eventually all of us tried to put all the effort to learn new things and processes from the company, feeling proud to have a job. However as the time elapse, we start either loving the job or looking for other job, which we may love.
For those who are fortunate and get such a job, which they might love, become loyal to the company and spend most of their life in that company. This helps them eventually learn many new things and making them a process champion. However few of them later on starts looking for the answer of the above questions. Some of them are lucky enough to get most of the answers, whereas few among them are left hanging.
In both the cases, whether we love our job or not but if we are doing the job for almost 40 to 45 years of our life span, have we ever thought, what will happen after that? Some of us takes it lightly by saying who will live that long but the bitter truth is that almost 80% of us will. What will happen then?
I think this is one of the question, why so many entrepreneur are available now days. Many of them are still looking for the answers and few of them are indirectly just doing the job by only changing the label.
What do you think?