Are you happily employed? Do you wake up in the morning eagerly anticipating the new day at work? Are you doing what you want to do?
If you responded in the affirmative, that's great! If not, perhaps its time to re-assess if you're on the right track and think about making a change. It's sad to reach retirement and realize you've never really enjoyed your work. How many of us want to look back with regrets and "what-ifs", feel empty and unfulfilled?
Work is such an integral part of our lives that we should pay attention to signals of discomfort, distress and unhappiness. Work affects our self-image, our sense of belonging and our instinctive need to do something we consider worthwhile.
Everyone has options. A thorough self-assessment can help you identify and build a career reflecting your values, interests and talents. Using career assessment tools, you'll be able to better understand yourself, the role work plays in your life, and the marketplace where your talents/skills will be most appreciated.
Try this for starters:
The Ideal Job
Consider a job you would like to have in the best of all possible worlds. Money is no concern. There are no family expectations or conflicts. You have the education, skills, talents to do the job. Describe that job here: