Writing this early on a Monday morning reminds me that Mondays often mean a day of grit and grind. Do businesses really offer beautiful jobs? Are you in a great one, feel stuck in a bad one, or have recently lost one?
Are you working your dream job? Have you ever lost a job and discovered it wasn’t such a good job after all? Are all jobs, beautiful jobs?
Some people go to the county fair, others to the lake or a spot near the river. Some hike the trails, ride a bicycle, or float in a kayak.
Still others go to a fancy restaurant, hang out in the park, or catch something unique or fanciful at the community arts display.
Not everyone has the same taste for recreation or art. Not every business has the job for you and not every job that interests you is one where you will feel like you belong.
Clients won’t always accept your proposal, and not all sales are final.
It might be true for the runaway bride or husband too.
The truth of it all is that not everyone wants what you want. Not every employer is the right match and money or benefits only take up the space in your soul for so long.
Every day someone is hired and someone is fired. Some people love what they do and others hate what they do.
Some businesses never want you to lose you and others are already looking for your replacement.
Things not working are a fact of life. Disappointment and rejection mean things aren’t fitting right now.
If you live in a climate with four seasons, it will rain one day, and sunshine on another. Hot and cold vary, things grow and die. Some will grow back again, others never will.
It’s all normal. It’s all relative.
Beautiful jobs may be more like seasons that you realize.
Look forward to next season.
Dennis E. Gilbert is a business consultant, speaker (CSPTM), and culture expert. He is a five-time author and the founder of Appreciative Strategies, LLC. His business focuses on positive human performance improvement solutions through Appreciative Strategies®. Reach him through his website at Dennis-Gilbert.com or by calling +1 646.546.5553.