Here’s a positive way to apply that psychological judo to our greatest frustrations and turn them into gratitude. Being concerned about your job being boring, is a sign that there’s hope.
My job is boring (well, not mine, but lot’s of people say this one).
Only in recent years, the idea of “fulfilling” work came into play in a consistent way. Now we believe work should be interesting — especially for thryvers! Work has evolved to the point where “interesting” is an option. For most of mankind, there was little choice about work. It was routine, physical, back-breaking, dangerous, assigned not chosen, and yielded subsistence level results.
But what an amazing time we live in now where a man doesn’t have to be a chimney sweep because his dad was. A young woman is not limited to finding a wealthy suitor or a strong husband so that she would be provided for at home as long as she did not die in childbirth.
Lucky us. We have a novel but legitimate notion that we should align our strengths, interests and passions with the “right” work. And simply realizing that work can be something other than boring is a blessing! Tools like the thryver app and the people on our team affirm your longing to move into work that has less bore and more wow.
Gratitude Tip: Unfilling work is a sign that you are thinking about how to get there.