Has your career alarm clock sounded and you’ve hit the snooze button? If so, you may not know it.
Are you bored and uninspired at work? Do you have a nagging feeling that you’re here to fulfill some purpose, but you aren’t sure what it is?
If these questions ring a bell, pay attention. Ignoring their call can affect your emotional, spiritual, and physical well-being. Recent studies show that unhappiness at work is the number one risk factor for heart disease over smoking, high cholesterol, and hypertension.
According to Laurence G. Boldt, author of Zen and the Art of Making a Living, we are in the midst of an emerging social movement: the movement to find work we love. Just as we once shifted from family-arranged marriages to love-based marriages, we now seek work that fulfills us, rather than work that is simply a means to an end.
If you long for work that brings you creative self-expression, listen. Your internal alarm is trying to wake you. If you’re feeling called to be of service to the world, your external alarm wants to get your attention. Wake up. It’s time for a change.