Let’s be honest. If you spend a lot of your workday thinking you just don’t care about your job … well, you have plenty of company.. Unfortunately, jobs for the most part are not designed well. Certainly not designed with human-centered roles, chances for positive feedback and advancement, and rewarding interactions built in.
But spending so much of your life engaged in “this sucks” and “what I do is meaningless” thinking has three major problems:
- Your day feels even more awful when you reinforce the bad parts.
- Sitting in “don’t care about your job” mode means you miss opportunities to be creative in actually making your day better.
- Feeling so disconnected eats at your spirit until you actually lose any spark that can help you find solutions — or even a new job. And you may even begin to see yourself as less for accepting “so little”.
And then there’s the interview effect: [Read more…]